Feedback

Quick wins to ACT on feedback

Please read this post for 6 quick wins that can be implemented immediately to ensure feedback has impact on pupils in a time efficient manner! Quickwins

WRAP time

A strategy to afford children the time to respond to feedback and respond at the start of lessons. Also enabling the teacher to provide personalised verbal feedback. Children both respond to feedback and progress with the challenge at their own pace. This ensures a purposeful start to the lesson. WALT and date Respond to marking And Progress …

Whole class feedback

This strategy is based on the principle that giving feedback as a collective is empowering for pupils to receive and respond to immediately. (whilst reducing teacher workload, also a great tool to use as part of home learning!) The teacher takes a selection of books/work from a wide ranging sample and reads through. Using a crib …

Self and peer assessment

Teachers should train pupils in the art of self/peer assessment by using effective vehicles to equip pupils to take responsibility for assessing their own or each other’s work meaningfully. Strategies such as checklists, self marking answers, improving mistakes, success criteria can ensure the feedback is both useful and accurate. Self_peer assessment Secondary examples here Examples_self_peer

Watch me, help me, show me

A way of introducing new learning in 3 simple phases whilst also assessing pupil learning diagnostically (using mini whiteboards) prior to commencing the independent task to deepen understanding. Stage 1 – Watch me: Teacher models the new learning by demonstrating the process whilst facilitating pupil involvement. Stage 2 – Help me: Teacher models again the …

Assessment for learning: the rationale

Assessment for learning is a powerful learning and teaching tool that generates information (feedback) that can be used to both modify teaching and therefore enhance pupil progress. It should be used diagnostically to guide teaching and support that follows, as well as medium term planning. Click below to consider further research/rationale behind the principle. ACT_input

A story of…

Sometimes when a skill might be being assessed, the “answer” does not suffice, the journey a pupil takes is key. Pupils clearly outline each step of their approach to a question or answer they have constructed.This forces them to be concise in their explanations. This can be performed both verbally or in a written format and …

Brainwriting

A strategy that works to generate ideas separate from discussion. Pupils write first, talk second. Pupils must try to think of all the possible solutions to a question/scenario. This can be done independently (and silently!) either on post it notes, on a template that is handed around or collaboratively using technology such as Keynote or pages. Pupils then …

Target tokens

Students pose a target after having self/peer assessed their work at the end of the lesson. (These could be recorded on padlet) At the start of the next students select relevant target token to focus on, take one and place it next to them whilst working to focus their efforts on addressing that particular aspect. Teacher/peer feedback conversations …

4×4 Feedback

A simple feedback tool that encourages collaboration when it comes to peer assessment. Provide students with a 4 box feedback grid and get them to compare work, then provide one another with feedback from 4 different peers. This can be varied by focusing on a particular skill or assessment objective, or by suggesting 4 different …