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7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students

7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students
March 20, 2014 Feedback is an essential element in the teaching/learning process. Through feedback students get to know how they are doing in their learning and through it too teachers learn about the usefulness of their teaching strategies and what should or should not change. However, the power of feedback as a pedagogical aid resides in knowing when and how to provide it to learners. As Jam Chappuis argues, " effective feedback occurs during the learning, while there is still time to act on it." This wonderful visual is found on

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students March 13, 2014 A teacher has the distinct responsibility to nurture a student’s learning and to provide feedback in such a manner that the student does not leave the classroom feeling defeated. Here you will find 20 ideas and techniques on how to give effective learning feedback that will leave your students with the feeling they can conquer the world. 20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback 1. Providing feedback means giving students an explanation of what they are doing correctly AND incorrectly. 2. When feedback is given immediately after showing proof of learning, the student responds positively and remembers the experience about what is being learned in a confident manner. 3. It is vital that we take into consideration each student individually when giving feedback. 4. What can the student do? This is when rubrics become a useful tool. 6. 7. Providing a one-on-one meeting with a student is one of the most effective means of providing feedback. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Timing Matters: The Impact of Immediate and Delayed Feedback on Artificial Language Learning 5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback In recent years, research has confirmed what most teachers already knew: providing students with meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and improve student achievement. Professor James Pennebaker from the University of Texas at Austin has been researching the benefits of frequent testing and the feedback it leads to. He explains that in the history of the study of learning, the role of feedback has always been central. When people are trying to learn new skills, they must get some information that tells them whether or not they are doing the right thing. Learning in the classroom is no exception. The downside, of course, is that not all feedback is equally effective, and it can even be counterproductive, especially if it's presented in a solely negative or corrective way. So what exactly are the most effective ways to use feedback in educational settings? 1. For example, feedback like "Great job!" 2. 3. 4. 5.