We believe that providing effective feedback to students is a teachable skill that can be acquired and improved through practice and coaching. We use a standard framework to teach, provide and evaluate effective feedback. This framework is adapted from renowned educator Grant Wiggins' article, "The Seven Keys of Effective Feedback."
The 7 Hallmarks of Effective Feedback
Applying the hallmarks across assignment types
We believe that all feedback should be goal-oriented, prioritized, actionable, and student-friendly, regardless of format. You're probably most familiar with the summary feedback that you give on every student's work, but the same expectations apply across the board. Here's how to handle some other types of feedback:
No surprise, the Graide Network Team is a bunch of nerds. We're readers and researchers and teachers, and we love learning about research-based practices that help support students! Here's some recommended reading for those interested in learning more about effective feedback.
Seven Keys to Effective Feedback by Grant Wiggins - This article defines feedback by outlining seven keys to providing effective feedback: goal-referenced, tangible and transparent, actionable, user-friendly, timely, ongoing, and consistent.
The Perils and Promises of Praise by Carol Dweck, PhD. - This article explores the effects of praise on a students' mindset linking process praise to growth-mindsets.
5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback by Marianne Stenger - This article highlights the importance of specificity and framing when giving feedback.
The Ultimate Guide to Feedback for Educators by Chad Jardine - This article connects native feedback to feedback on performance, and gives strategies to promote student receptivity to feedback.
Seven Ways to Give Better Feedback to Your Students by Bradley Busch - This article gives tips on framing your feedback effectively to reach students at their respective ability levels.