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Collaborative Peer Coaching That Improves Instruction

Collaborative Peer Coaching That Improves Instruction
The 2 + 2 Performance Appraisal Model

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December 2004 | 136 pages | Corwin
Based on frequent, mutual feedback from peers, students and administrators, the 2+2 method is deceptively simple in concept, but has shown tremendous potential in the schools where it has been implemented.

Using the 2+2 performance appraisal method, teachers regularly visit each others' classrooms during instructional time for as long as it takes to write two compliments and two suggestions for improvement.

In a time where teachers have become increasingly isolated, this strategy increases meaningful contact and collaboration, and allows for administrator participation in a less threatening context than the traditional performance appraisal, greatly reducing teachers' levels of anxiety and self-doubt, which in turn leads to increased job-satisfaction.

David C. Berliner
About the Authors
1. The Performance Appraisal Paradox
2. The Fine Art of Feedback: An Interlude
3. What Is 2 + 2 Anyway?
4. The Feedback Dilemma
5. The 2 + 2 Pilot
6. 2 + 2 Takes Shape
7. 2 + 2: A Matter of Leadership
8. 2 + 2 Takes Off
9. Beyond the 2 + 2 Basics: A Second Interlude
10. Institutionalizing 2 + 2
Epilogue: Two Years Later
2 + 2 for Teachers: Frequently Asked Questions

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ISBN: 9781412906098