ERIC Number: ED509138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
Brookhart, Susan M.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Giving students good feedback on all their schoolwork is one of the toughest challenges every teacher faces. But here at last is a guide that helps you always know how to give the right feedback for all kinds of assignments, in every grade level and subject area. Susan M. Brookhart covers every possible aspect of the topic, including: (1) What kinds of feedback work best in specific content areas; (2) When and how often to give feedback; (3) How many points to make in your feedback and how much in each point; (4) Whether and how to use oral, written, and visual feedback; and (5) Why to use individual, group, and whole-class feedback. Learn how to build a foolproof feedback plan so that your feedback always: (1) Helps students understand where they are in their learning and what to do next; (2) Gives students the feeling that they've got control over their own learning; and (3) Creates a classroom environment where students see constructive criticism as a good thing and understand that learning can't occur without practice. Throughout the guide, examples of good feedback help you choose the right feedback strategy and help you tailor your feedback to different kinds of learners, including successful students, struggling students, and English language learners. Plus, there are tips for how to help students use your feedback.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Methods, Speech Communication, Writing (Composition), Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Social Studies, Science Instruction, Writing Instruction, Student Projects, Students, High Achievement, Low Achievement, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development