Feedback: Part of the Learning Dialogue Cycle

Here’s a link on feedback with a short excerpt:

February 5, 2016 by Inservice Guest Blogger

Teaching Students to Give and Receive Meaningful Feedback By Kristin Vanderlip Taylor

“Feedback is essential to growth in learning—without it we might keep making the same mistakes or not know how to fix them. Teachers have the opportunity to provide purposeful feedback to students throughout learning experiences, not just as a summative evaluation. Feedback, though, doesn’t only need to come from teachers; peer critiques can also present valuable insight to students in a way that a teacher’s perspective might not. However, modeling questioning strategies and conversational practice are critical if we want our students to ask for and give feedback to each other that is meaningful and relevant, rather than superficial and disconnected….”


Are We Asking Students the “Right” Question(s)?

Asking a Simple Question Can Change Everything for a Student by Mark Reckmeyer

Jessica Stutzman, a Writer and Editor at Gallup, contributed to this piece.

An excerpt:

“I met Morgan while teaching a strengths and entrepreneurship program in the summer of 2012. The program was designed to provide students of lower socio-economic status with the opportunity to discover their strengths using the Clifton StrengthsExplorer,……

In the strengths and entrepreneurship program, Morgan started out as the distracting, off-task student he would have been in any classroom setting. However, near the end of the first week of this course, there was one very small conversation that changed his entire experience.

During a project, Morgan was asked about what he liked to do at home. His answer: Help his mother and grandmother in the kitchen. A follow-up question caused the shift that immediately took him from being that distracting student to one of the most engaged, focused and positive kids for the rest of the program: What did he like about being in the kitchen? Morgan stopped working on his assignment and started explaining the types of food he cooked, his mom’s favorite food that he made, his favorite food, how he made all of it and how much fun he had doing it. Morgan immediately went from being a constant distraction in class to a motivated learner and an engaged student.”


You Can’t Have a Dialogue About Learning Without Back and Forth Questioning

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

04/14/2015, Terry Heick

This is a real wealth of resources on questioning.  Many ideas to choose from.  Applicable across grades.