I thought I had a pretty good handle on the critical question. It is hard to work in a group on this project. We all have a little different views than each other on what feedback is. I think of it more as praise and communication. They do not. During my observations, I know that my mentor teacher does feedback 99% of the time not only during instruction, but just in her general communication. She is a positive person and constructs her life as such. Even when she is in the middle of correcting a behavior, she does so in a positive manner.
My eye opening moment was when I surveyed the students. I thought I knew what they would say and it turns out I was wrong. It was good to have this information and not interrupt what I thought they would say. Chapter 4 in our text talks about this.
This journey has reminded me that I must remain positive at all times, even if it is only a little bit sometimes. It does make a difference in me and my future learners.