Designed as a comprehensive guide for teachers, this website explains why it is so crucial to give meaningful feedback to students. It covers the purpose of feedback, the essential characteristics of effective feedback, common mistakes teachers make with feedback, and tips you may never have thought about.
In How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, author Susan M. Brookhart describes various kinds of feedback, including oral, written and visual feedback. She also explains how to tailor your feedback according to the needs of your students. The concepts and practices described can be applied across all grade levels and subject areas.
You can watch Ms. Noonan, the teacher in the video, have an actual feedback session with a student and learn from her example. This video illustrates how a teacher can give less critical and more constructive feedback to students. Ms. Noonan uses powerful language in that she refers to her students as “authors,” giving the students a feeling of accomplishment and ownership.
Google’s suite of web-based publication and sharing tools, including Google Drive and Google Docs, are popular among adults for business and personal use but are underutilized in a K-12 setting. This article describes the features of these tools and explains how they can be used between teachers and students for file sharing and feedback. The tools are very valuable and allow for immediate feedback. The write-up also includes screenshots, making it a very useful tutorial.
The author of this blog discusses important ideas in relation to giving meaningful feedback to students. She draws upon her own experiences as a student, input from her colleagues, literature, and her experience as a classroom teacher.