In his research on student achievement, John Hattie found that “the most powerful single influence enhancing achievement is feedback” (Visible Learning). When done well, feedback has the power to boost student’s academic success. However, not all feedback is effective for students.
The sessions in this series provide educators with background on what makes feedback effective and how to incorporate high-quality feedback practices into grading and conferences routines. Through a review of research and strategies developed in schools, as well as activities to arrange conferencing structures and practice written feedback, participants gain tools and skills for giving effective feedback to students.
Develop an understanding of effective feedback methods through academic research, personal reflection, analysis of examples, and self- evaluation of current feedback practices
Deepen understanding of three key questions underlying effective feedback: Where am I going? How am I progressing? What do I do next?
Explore a methods of incorporating feedback, from “in-the-moment” that occurs seamlessly within a lesson to “in-depth” that occurs through dedicated distinct feedback time
Explore sample written and spoken feedback from a teacher to a student and practice improving upon that feedback