Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Feedback and Our Classroom Workflow

This year, my students and I experimented with some new apps to produce, collaborate, and share in ways that increase providing feedback during the learning process. 

One of the most important lessons I learned from trying some new things was the authenticity that occurs when all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, administrators) can observe learner progress before the deadline, before the assessment, before grades are reported. It nudged our classroom culture toward working to learn and achieve goals instead of being distracted by the grades. The more consistent I was with providing critical feedback, the more the grades became a side note.