The sixth in the series of “During CELTA” Trainer-in-Training tasks (see the complete list here) – the Teaching Practice Feedback task – was one of those tasks that needed pre-course prep work as well as regular updates throughout the course.
I divided it into two parts:
- Pre-CELTA: Make a note of different approaches to feedback I expect to see during the course.
- During CELTA:
- Notes on feedback observations (during/after every TP feedback session)
- Reflections on feedback observations (weekly – this turned out to be one of my weekend tasks while the CELTA was on)
Let’s go through it one by one.
1. Pre-CELTA: Here are some preliminary notes I put together about different approaches to feedback. I reached back into the recesses of my cobwebbed, pregnancy-addled brain for memories of how feedback was conducted during my own CELTA (2009) and CELTYL (2010) courses, and made the following notes.. (more…)