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ERIC Number: EJ1002440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Feedback Is a Two-Way Street
Tovani, Cris
Educational Leadership, v70 n1 p48-51 Sep 2012
In this article, the author shares her experience that illustrates that the feedback students give is just as important as the feedback they get. For her, the idea that students giving her feedback was more powerful than her giving them feedback sounded too good to be true. If she could come up with a system to regularly collect feedback that did not require more grading, perhaps that feedback would reveal patterns that would help her adjust instruction to better meet students' needs. Here, she discusses a workshop model that can provide a structure for building feedback into instruction, ensuring that students do most of the work while she guides and assists their learning. The workshop cycle provides three opportunities to get and give feedback: the opening, the work time, and the debrief. She concludes that feedback is a two-way street. When students have the chance to tell her what they need, they empower her to revise and rethink her instruction. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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