Presentation on theme: "THE POWER OF FEEDBACK Leslie Grahn, Professional Development Resource Teacher Atholton Elementary Leadership Team, January 17, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
THE POWER OF FEEDBACK Leslie Grahn, Professional Development Resource Teacher Atholton Elementary Leadership Team, January 17, 2012
Your takeaway task from last session… Incorporate new formative assessment strategies into your practice. Heighten your awareness of the ways you collect formative data and how you respond to it.
Today’s Think Abouts THINK THEN SHARE: How often do we TELL students what they learned? How often do we have students THINK about and REFLECT ON what they have learned? How often do we MODEL giving and receiving feedback? How often is the feedback we give to students MEANINGFUL?
Why is feedback important? Let’s take a look at research done by John Hattie Professor of Education Auckland University New Zealand
Why is feedback important? The most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement is feedback.
Why is feedback important? Providing students with specific information about their standing in terms of particular learning goals increased their achievement by 37 percentile points.
Four levels of feedback Feedback about the task Feedback about the processing of the task Feedback about self-regulation Feedback about self as a person
Your feedback is good if: Your students learn- their work does improve. Your students become motivated. Your classroom becomes a place where feedback, including constructive criticism, is valued and viewed as productive.
Feedback strategies can vary in… Timingwhen given, how often Amounthow much Mode oral, written, visual/demo Audienceindividual, group
Feedback content can vary in… Focuson work, process, or student Comparisonto criteria, other students, student’s past performance Functiondescription, evaluation, judgment Valencepositive, negative Clarityclear, unclear Specificitynitpicky, just right, overly generalized Toneimplications, how it is received
Criteria for excellent feedback Timely User-friendly—in approach and amount Descriptive & specific in regard to performance Consistent Expert Accurate Honest, yet constructive Derived from concrete standards On-going
Dr Will Thalheimer on providing learners with feedback
Feedback page on wiki: http://letthedatabeyourguide.wikispaces.com/Feedback
Today’s takeaway task… Make a point of making your feedback more meaningful and note any impacts it may have.
Next session: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Responding to Formative Data
THE POWER OF FEEDBACK Leslie Grahn, Professional Development Resource Teacher Atholton Elementary Leadership Team, January 17, 2012 All images unless otherwise indicated taken from Microsoft Clipart Gallery http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx