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ERIC Number: EJ943382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Giving Students a Voice: The Power of Feedback to Improve Teaching
Wiggins, Grant
Educational Horizons, v89 n3 p23-26 Spr 2011
As a new teacher, the best lesson the author learned from a veteran teacher was to get feedback from students regularly. Unfortunately, many teachers are afraid to ask students what's working and what's not. Perhaps it's because they're alone with kids in a room; perhaps because (especially as new teachers) they don't want to seem weak by asking and thereby implicitly acknowledging that something isn't going right. However, the author believes that asking students what's working and what's not can reveal some interesting patterns and help teachers improve their teaching skills. No teacher can become really excellent without carefully studying his or her impact instead of just wallowing in good intentions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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