Feedback is an essential part of student learning and growth but it is not always productive. In this workshop, we will explore both sides of feedback: giving and receiving. Participants will differentiate three types of feedback—appreciation, coaching, and evaluation—and determine how and when to use one versus another. In a series of exercises, we will explore how best to structure feedback in a way that is most helpful for the receiver, covering key concepts such as specificity, timing, and responding based on intent or goal. On the flip side, we will also provide strategies for how to help students (and each other) not only be better receivers of feedback, but proactively seek out and ask for it from their teachers and peers.
Key Questions Covered:
- What is the best way to deliver feedback if it might be difficult to hear?
- What are ways that I can make students hungry for (and not afraid of) feedback and critique?
- What is the difference between critique and praise and what’s the right ratio?
- How does grading and assessment fit into this?
- How does critique and feedback tie to assessment?