Meaningful instructional feedback from school leaders can help improve student achievement, cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes in this blog post. Here, Willingham, a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia, shines a light on recent research about the role of principal walkthroughs and feedback in schools. In the study, he notes, researchers found that student outcomes improved when principals coached teachers -- especially in math -- and when they evaluated teachers and curricula.

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