Guidelines

In Progress

Keep your personal feelings under control.

Focus on the task or behaviour, not the person. “You’ve made a mess of this report!” VS “There were a number of spelling errors in your report.”  

Avoid personal comments. Focusing on who the person is, rather than what he or she did, turns constructive feedback into a negative personal attack. “You talk too much in your lessons” VS “You spend a lot of time explaining in class, and give students less opportunities to speak.”

•Only comment on behaviour that a person can do something about.

Be specific. Give clear examples of what has been done right, and what areas need improvement. General comments are useless e.g. “This piece of writing wasn’t very good” VS “The introduction was written beautifully, but sections two and three had a lot of grammar mistakes, which meant it was not understandable to the reader.”