Feedback is often mistaken for praise or a grade, but feedback is neither. I remember being the bubbly teacher who told the students how awesome they were and what great work they were producing. Often times, my praise was not followed by an explanation of what exactly was great about their work.
In order for feedback to be given properly and for us as teachers to be able to see the positive results from it, we must employ it the correct way.
I want to share 5 points that are pivotal to ensuring that we are providing students with effective feedback.
1. Provide students with a goal
2. Provide feedback during the learning process.
3. Feedback will not be effective if students have no understanding of such feedback.
4. Don’t do all of the thinking work for the students. Allow for some problem solving and critical thinking.
5. Don’t overwhelm the students with too much feedback.
For elaboration on all the points about effective feedback, you can watch a video tutorial on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. The video comes with a resource download that includes feedback forms to use with your students. Click the picture below to be taken to the video and the free resource download.