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Prompt, Specific Feedback (Remote Learning)


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Prompt, Specific Feedback (Remote Learning)

For remote students, especially students with weaker reasoning, attention or anxiety

Teach It!

  1. Objective: Give students daily feedback so they know what they did well and where they can improve so they can continue to show daily progress and don't repeat the same mistakes.
  2. Teacher Takeaways: a) Always start with the positive. Students will be more open to suggestions for improvement if they feel good about themselves and your belief in them. b) If you're not correcting on their work be as clear as possible about what you are correcting, e.g. "on line 3..." c) Make sure feedback is specific. Rather than, "Your meaning is unclear," write, "Rewrite the topic sentence so the reader understands... d) On math problems, point out where they went wrong in problem solving rather than just "incorrect".
  3. Take Note: Students can be more sensitive to corrective feedback with remote learning because they aren't getting the same daily personal connection with you. They might be feeling insecure or more uncertain. Take extra care in your word choice and be sure to offer extra reassurance and support for sensitive students.

Why It Works (the Science Of Learning)!

Offering prompt, specific feedback help students not only recognize their mistakes but also how to fix them. When mistakes go uncorrected they can turn into bad habits or as incorrect information that can be embedded into long-term memory. Student respond best to feedback, negative and positive, when it is interleaved. Aim for a ratio of positive-to-negative feedback of between 3-1 and 5-1.