Todays Goals O Examine ways we can: O Provide feedback that is meaningful O Teach and reinforce effort O Recognize and celebrate growth
Feedback Every word from adult to student sends a message.
Feedback is among the most powerful influences on achievement. The simplest prescription for improving education must be dollops of feedback. Researcher John Hattie 1992
Think to yourself… O Consider ideas that you think would be helpful regarding feedback. O If you are the student you want… O If you are the teacher you hope… O Key strategies that you think make feedback work
What makes for effective feedback? O Timely O Specific and clear O Corrective O Fosters a growth mindset
Feedback is most effective when it happens in a low-threat environment.
Feedback should include the learners reflection on effort and preparation and foster a growth mindset.
Effective Praise and Verbal Feedback (Fixed Theory) Types to avoid O References to permanent characteristics O How good, bad, nice, naughty you are… O You are the best, my favorite, very smart, not very smart, very bright, quick to learn, not very good when it comes to… Marzano, Pickering & Heflebower, The Highly Engaged Classroom, 2011.
Feedback on a Task Well Done (Growth Theory) Reference how a student engages in a task. O You did a nice job on this assignment. Its clear that you did a lot of work on this. O You tried very hard on thisnice job. O You put a lot of effort into this. O You were well prepared. O You came well informedvery good. Marzano, Pickering & Heflebower, The Highly Engaged Classroom, 2011.
Feedback Tips O Goldilocks Principle O Not too much, not too little, but just right. O Varies case by case O Teachable moments O Point out at least as many strengths as weaknesses O Quick and Quiet Feedback O In-class Conferencing
Feedback O Your report is late! Whats the matter with you? O Your report is the best one in the class! You can have a free pass for your homework. O Your details strongly support your claim that we should recycle newspapers. Thats great. Where did you find all of those details? O I like the way you organized your paper by time of day. O Way to go!
It was only when I discovered that feedback was most powerful when it is from the student to the teacher that I started to understand it better. John Hattie, Visible Learning, 2009
Feedback Strategies O Fist to Five O Red-Green-Yellow Response Cards O Think-Pair-Share-Square O Take Off – Touch Down O Stump the Audience O Rock, Paper, Scissors O The teacher asks a question and each student discusses it with a partner. Students do rock, paper, scissors, and the winner has to give the response to the teacher on behalf of the team (pairs or trios).
Tech Tools for Feedback O Quizlet http://quizlet.com/http://quizlet.com/ O TeachingChannel https://www.teachingchannel.org/ https://www.teachingchannel.org/ O Linoit - http://en.linoit.com/http://en.linoit.com/ O Clickers O Google Docs
Rock, Paper, Scissors O What thoughts, questions, challenges, or ideas do you have? O Form a group of three, share your responses and determine who will share out using Rock, Paper, Scissors.
O Not all students know the connection between effort and achievement. O Achievement increases when teachers show the relationship between an increase in effort to an increase in success. O Rewards should be directly linked to successful achievement towards a goal. O Abstract or symbolic recognition has more impact than tangible things.
FixedGrowth MindsetMindset O Belief that your intelligence and abilities cannot be changed O Talents are carved in stone O Fear making mistakes. Belief that your abilities and intelligence can change through effort and learning View mistakes as learning opportunities. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,2007
Date__9/17_Date_9/24_Date_10/1_Date_10/20_ Date_10/31_ Date_11/15_Date_______ Date______ 43214321 My Progress in Writing ProcessContent and Organization Goal Achievement Effort
Scale for Effort and Preparation Score 4.0To be sure I accomplish my goal, Im trying harder and preparing more than I think is necessary. Score 3.0Im trying hard enough and preparing well enough to accomplish my goal. Score 2.0Im trying hard but not preparing as well as I could. Score 1.0Im not trying very hard or preparing very well. Score 0.0Im not really trying or preparing at all.
Effort Rubric 4. I worked on the task until it was complete. I pushed myself to continue working on the task even when difficulties arose or a solution was not immediately evident. I viewed difficulties that arose as an opportunity to strengthen my understanding. 3. I worked on the task until it was completed. I pushed myself to continue working on the task even when difficulties arose or a solution was not immediately evident. 2.I put some effort into the task, but I stopped when difficulties arose. 1.I put very little effort into the task.
Assessing Effort O Occasionally have students assess their effort and achievement on a task and discuss the relationship between the two. Have students create a class effort rubric.
Are mindsets permanent? Mindsets are an important part of your personality, but you CAN change them.
So how shall we respond? O Not... Wow, you got nine of ten correct. You must be really smart. O Instead You got nine right. Thats a really good score, and you must have worked really hard. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,2007
Feedback The message to students should always be that if you try hard and prepare well you can accomplish great things.
Technology Tools O RubiStar O http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php O iRubric O http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cf m http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cf m O Values Commercials/Posters O http://www.values.com/ http://www.values.com/
One Word O Write one word that summarizes reinforcing effort on a sticky note. O Form a group of fourish and share your words.
Tips for Providing Recognition O Use concrete symbols O Make it personal Focus on achievement!
Use Concrete Symbols O 123 Certificates O http://www.123certificates.com/school.php http://www.123certificates.com/school.php O Certificate Creator O http://www.certificatecreator.com/ http://www.certificatecreator.com/ O Certificate Street O http://www.certificatestreet.com/index.htm l http://www.certificatestreet.com/index.htm l O Big Huge Labs O http://bighugelabs.com/ http://bighugelabs.com/
Make it Personal O Document Classroom Activities O Digital Camera O Flip Video O iMovie O iPhoto O Animoto O http://animoto.com/ http://animoto.com/ O Wikispaces.com
o Fred Flintstone Everyone say, Yabba, dabba, dooooo! o Silent Crowd Cheer Wave arms make motions with mouth, and clap without making a sound. Fun and easy ways to celebrate
o Finger Snaps O Simply snap fingers o Sitting Ovations O Use both arms to form the letter and say, Ohhhhhh.... o Power Whoosh O Clap hands three times, push hands outward toward individual receiving affirmation, and say Whooooooosh! More ways to celebrate...
Cheers O http://bit.ly/nDD0RT http://bit.ly/nDD0RT O Google classroom cheers and boy scout cheers
How do you provide recognition for your students?