7 Things to Remember about Classroom Feedback
Date posted: April 28, 2014
- 1. Feedback is not advice, praise or evaluation. Feedback is information about how we are doing in our efforts to reach a goal.
- 2. If students know the classroom is a safe place to make mistakes, they are more likely to use feedback for learning.
- 3. The feedback students give teachers can be more powerful than the feedback teachers give students.
- 4. When we give a grade as a part of feedback, students often don’t see past the grade.
- 5. Effective feedback occurs during the learning, when there is still time to act on it.
- 6. Most of the feedback that students receive about their classroom work is from other students – and most of that feedback is wrong.
- 7. Students need to know their learning target – the specific skill they’re supposed to learn – or else feedback is just someone telling them what to do.
More information on feedback for learning can be found in the archived edition of September 2012 issue of Educational Leadership journal.