According to John Hattie, Feedback is one of the most important ways of improving students’ academic performance. How do we give honest feedback in a way that promotes growth?
Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness. (Wikipedia)
Feedback: Honesty in our academic relationships
- In the first instance, we need to accept feedback from students. We might think we have taught a topic, but possibly it has not been learned by the students. Feedback lets us know that.
- Then we need to give feedback that helps the students see their errors as a chance to learn and grow.
- Feedback needs to be simple, clear, honest, and focused on the learning, not the person.
- Use Google Forms to create quick quizzes to check for understanding; Quizizz and Kahoot could also be useful.
- Set an assignment on Google Classroom, and add a rubric; then do your marking by making comments that point to errors in a positive manner.