Dick, who is a special education teacher and parent of two boys with developmental disabilities writes about the need for special education teachers to provide effective feedback:
I have yet to meet a teacher who had spent time systematically training their paras and giving them regular feedback. If the paras are fortunate, they will get an annual evaluation. By then, it is too late to make any real improvements.
He then contrasts the experience of a Para in two different situations- one where she was simply expected to follow the example of the teacher and the other where she received both training and feedback.
What experiences have you had with feedback or a lack thereof?
If you are interested, check out some of his other posts on paraeducators.