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20 Ways to Provide Effective Student Feedback

In her article “20 Ways to Provide Effective Student Feedback,” educator Laura Reynolds details a variety of ideas on how to provide comments to students in ways that are constructive, encouraging and meaningful.

Beginning with her first suggestion, she advises that student feedback should be educative and identify both what a student is doing right and also wrong since making the student aware of both is what leads to the best learning. Her list of suggestions also includes:

  • being sensitive to individual student needs,
  • referencing specific student skills or knowledge,
  • making time for one-on-one talks,
  • teaching students how to give feedback to each other,
  • giving genuine praise and inviting students to give you feedback,
  • among many others.

Reynolds provides a brief explanation of each concept as well as some tips on how to carry her ideas out in the classroom.

Read the full article and all of her feedback advice.