Helping students to select a mathematical strategy vs executing a strategy correctly.
I think that feedback is one of those constructs in education that seems both ‘common sensical’ yet elusive at the same time. It is absolutely essential to learning, (and we all know this to be true), but for me, the feedback always seemed to something I had to ‘complete’ or ‘achieve’ with the students at... Continue Reading →
How do you create a Feedback-Friendly culture with your learners? Join the Book Club for the month of January, 2018, starting January 9 online at TeachOntario: https://www.teachontario.ca/community/explore/TO-OSLA-book-club/projects/the-feedback-friendly-classroom-book-club Check out Pembroke Publishers for more information about the book, See you online! Deborah McCallum
Using job descriptions can facilitate program planning and student learning. A job description provides us with rich opportunities to extract content areas, learning goals, success criteria, and rich tasks for learning. It just doesn't matter if the position is paid or not, volunteer or mandatory. The point is that you will often find key... Continue Reading →
The art and science of giving feedback is complex. What may appear to be quite easy to give, while at the same time quite difficult to fit in a busy schedule- is actually a complex process that we need to involve learners in. The following is a Feedback Matrix that I created to help educators... Continue Reading →
The Feedback Friendly Classroom: Twitter chat Part II of Feedback and Inquiry: March 31, 9PM
Inquiry is essential. The fact is that students come to school with partial knowledges. But the curriculum documents themselves do not address the parts that students know or don't know. It has been built to present to us about the privileged people and only the most successful moments in history according to those people.... Continue Reading →