This toolkit was created in partnership with PERTS to support educators who are taking action in their classrooms.
Feedback that supports learning
You care about your students, and you’re looking for new ideas to help you support their learning. When you rethink the ways you give feedback, you gain new opportunities to get your students excited about learning and keep them engaged all year.
This practice toolkit gives educators strategies, inspiration, and tools for providing students with feedback that is specific, actionable, and supportive.
Feedback and Students’ Social and Emotional Development
Research suggests that the feedback students hear from their teachers is a powerful force in shaping how they learn and how they view themselves as students. This is because students can only correct what they realize is incorrect, and they are unlikely to be able to consistently and accurately evaluate their learning on their own (even in high school). But there is a second role of teacher feedback that often gets less attention than it deserves: its role in students’ social and emotional development.
When teachers give students feedback, they convey information about what they expect and value as a teacher. When a teacher takes the time to provide detailed, actionable feedback about a student’s work—this is an opportunity to show students that the teacher cares about their learning.
Inspired to try this practice?
The purpose of this practice is to learn new strategies and time-saving ways to give students feedback in specific and supportive ways. Using the resources in the toolkit, you’ll reflect on the feedback you’ve given recently to a handful of students, and discover opportunities to go deeper. You’ll also find powerful examples from educators, and resources to watch, read, and share that will get you thinking about feedback from a new perspective.
Here’s an overview of what you can expect and what you will need as you plan:
- Who should try it? This practice can be adapted for any K-12 classroom.
- When you should you try it? This practice can be tried any time during the school year.
- What materials are needed? You will need:
- A sample of student work for 3-5 students in your class who struggle with responding to feedback for one lesson of your choosing
- Pen or pencil
- How much time is needed? This practice will take roughly 55 minutes to complete, which can be divided into smaller chunks of time.
If you’re ready to get started, follow the guidelines in our toolkit to rethink the way you and your students approach feedback in your classroom!
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