The six steps of Effective Feedback is a commonly used strategy by schools who seek to improve teaching practice by identifying an action step, which can be isolated and then practiced away from the lesson.

1. Praise


Open, narrating the positive and offering precise praise of any previous teacher action

“We set a goal of ____ last week and I noticed you achieved it by doing ____” … “How were you successful?” … “How did it feel?”


2. Probe


Ask an open question about a specific part of the lesson to focus on in more detail

“What is the purpose of [certain area of instruction]?” … “What was your objective for the lesson?”


3. Action Step


Provide a bite‐sized action step that the teacher can work on to change practice

Teacher may self‐identify the problem, through your support in asking scaffolded questions. Your action step should be linked to wider teacher practice.


4. Practice


Use the opportunity to role play/simulate the action step to cement how improvement

“Let’s try that” … “Let’s re‐play the lesson and try to apply this” … “I’m your student, how would you respond to?”


5. Plan Ahead


Design or revise upcoming lesson plans to implement action

“Where would be a good place to implement this in your upcoming lessons?” … “Let’s write out the steps in your lesson plan/worksheet”


6. Set Timeline


Set timeline for follow‐up

“When would be best to observe your implementation of this?” … “I’ll come in and visit on Tuesday between 3‐4pm and observe your lesson”