Ridgeview Elementary IC Newsletter

Happenings, Tips, Tricks, and Reflections

Instructional Coaches Goal

Improve student learning by providing continuous, relevant, and job-embedded support to teachers with a focus on:
  • Technology Integration
  • ELL/GT: differentiated instruction
  • Curriculum: 5 non-negotiables & 7,9, 10, 1

My Schedule...

Don't forget learning walks Monday :)
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UbD Monday Night Refresher & New Teacher Training

Are you thinking about writing UbD units this June and feel like you may want a refresher? You can join us for the UbD training Monday, Feb 29th @ Admin from 4-6pm.

iPad Camps: Teachers, Parents & Students

Feedback

When people are trying to learn new skills, they must get some information that tells them whether or not they are doing the right thing. Learning in the classroom is no exception. Both the mastery of content and, more importantly, the mastery of how to think require trial-and-error learning.

The downside, of course, is that not all feedback is equally effective, and it can even be counterproductive, especially if it's presented in a solely negative or corrective way.

So what exactly are the most effective ways to use feedback in educational settings?

Although there is no quick or easy answer to this question, here are five research-based tips for providing students with the kind of feedback that will increase motivation, build on existing knowledge, and help them reflect on what they've learned.

1. Be as Specific as Possible

2. The Sooner the Better

3. Address the Learner's Advancement Toward a Goal

4. Present Feedback Carefully

5. Involve Learners in the Process


To read more about these 5 strategies check out:

http://visible-learning.org/2013/10/john-hattie-article-about-feedback-in-schools/

http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/108019.aspx

Characteristics of Good Student Feedback