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Instructional Update 12-10-19
Kathy House
Tuesday, December 10, 2019


As we near the end of our focus on the High Expectations Environment that Incorporates the Learning Cycle, I would like to highlight teacher moves surrounding feedback.

  • Provides specific and targeted feedback
  • Provides exemplars of high quality work
  • Works with students to establish goals
  • Provides opportunities for reflection

Research demonstrates that effective feedback is among the instructional moves that yields the greatest impact on student achievement.

  • It serves as a motivator and reinforce
  • Provides information to cue students to focus on key processes, information, or concepts.
  • It provides specific information and offers support to correct content and misunderstandings.
  • It is a positive, proactive approach for correcting learning errors.
  • Develops understanding that fosters long term learning that is transferable.

Effective feedback provides information on the learning process and content acquisition instead of the correct response.  It tells you where you are going, how you are going (what progress has been made), and where you go next!!

The first attached document offers the essential elements of effective feedback.  The second document compares feedback to advice and evaluation.  This will help to point you in the right direction for offering effective feedback.

Thank you for all you do for the students of Trimble County!!