Recommending a Book About Feedback

I don’t usually recommend purchasing books, but I think this one is well worth the investment.  Here is a brief description and a link:

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, 2nd Edition

by Susan M. Brookhart

Table of Contents
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Chapter 6. Feedback: The Long View—Does Feedback Improve Learning?

A Short Excerpt:

“Feedback can lead to learning only if the students have opportunities to use it. One of the best ways you can help students learn to use feedback is to make sure you build in opportunities for students to use it fairly soon after they receive it. The “long view” of feedback, using the metaphor of a telescope lens, helps us remember to focus on the consequences of feedback. Did the feedback improve student learning?”


  • Model giving and using feedback yourself.
  • Teach students where feedback comes from.
  • Teach students self-and peer-assessment skills
  • Increase students’ interest in feedback because they own

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Francine Turgott-Ricketts
    Apr 18, 2017 @ 21:41:33

    I envision many assets. Once this approach is well documented and is readily available for tracking learners’ progress, all literacy levels should be given scope for improvement which include time to address special needs. (Technology is a boost to this and must not be used to replace any needed one-to-one human assistance- mentoring, counsel, scribe, etc.). The fact that learning is all about effective on going communication, this approach will give more experience to the learner in the field of taking care of his own learning. It does not matter the age. there will always be evidence for all stakeholders to view should and when there be a need to do so. This approach is sure to be an asset to gifted, challenged as well as late learners.


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