14 September 2014

Feedback - Help me!

Day 14 of the Reflective Teacher Blogging Challenge is all about feedback.  This is perhaps the area of my teaching that really needs the most improvement.  It has been a constant struggle for me.  It is all too easy to rely on assignments and tests to help determine grades.  I know that students and parents are focused on grades because they believe it tells them everything they need to know about how well or poorly they are performing.  I know  these are not the end-all be-all yet nevertheless, I too, rely on them.  My feedback is primarily in the form of comments on a writing assignment, tests or oral feedback during class.  I have been experimenting with different tech areas (Google Docs, Forms and Twitter) which I think might help me move in a different direction.  I am grateful for this challenge because it has helped me to realize my strong points and my shortcomings while all the time providing me support in the form of others' blogs.  I would like to extend a thank you to everyone involved in this challenge for sharing, being honest and providing some amazing ideas!  I will continue reading and hopefully growing as an educator. Grazie.

1 comment:

  1. HEY ! Was this the hardest one or what? I have been reading up on other blogs and some people have great ideas!!! I too feel like this one I could definitely be doing better at but have no idea how to improve. It's almost like we need to have one on one conversations with each student to discuss their perceived strengths and weakness, actual ones, and make a plan to follow through with and assess consistently. How do we do that?! I personally do that every quarter. I call it "Mini Meeting" day. Last year I had it at the end of the year because I was out on leave but have instituted it for sure if the class needed it. Ideas?