Interview with Larry Ferlazzo about Making Evaluation Meaningful

PJ Caposey agreed to answer a few questions about his new book, Making Evaluation Meaningful: Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools.

Dr. PJ Caposey is an award-winning principal and superintendent who is an expert in teacher evaluation, school culture, personalized learning, and student voice. Find him on Twitter and Instagram @MCUSDSupe.

LF: You talk about the importance of giving teachers feedback using a “why, how, what” formula. This seems to me to be a good strategy for teachers’ giving student feedback, too.  Can you talk about this method, including an example or two?

PJ Caposey:

I stole this as my preferred method of communication from Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk and I attempt to route all of my communication this way. I focus on the relevancy of the message first and then work backward to the concrete initial thought. For instance, compare these two pieces of very similar feedback and determine which you…

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