Providing Meaningful Feedback – Discover how to provide positive reinforcement and how to monitor students’ progress. Feedback is a continuous process of informing students about the quality of their learning. Adult learners require prompt, frequent, and efficient feedback on performance to succeed.

Learn strategies to provide effective feedback early and often.

Ungraded Quiz

An ungraded quiz encourages students to pay attention during lectures by presenting them with a short-term, non-threatening learning objective.

Early Alert Letter

An early advisory letter to the student letting them know where improvement is needed for success in the class.

Think-Pair-Share

Intimate, safe method of sharing information. This process allows students that are shy or nervous about expressing their own opinions to do so in a paired semi private venue.

Feedback

By realizing that the form of feedback differs and applying the correct form given the learning context, teachers can improve student performance.

Suggestion Box

Students can use this method to provide you with anonymous suggestions regarding your teaching or the course in general.

Mid-term Formative Feedback

Halfway through the course is a good time to fill out the mid-term formative feedback form and get some anonymous feedback from you on how things are going for you in this course.

Providing Effective Feedback

A model of feedback practice based on both educational and composition theories suggests that feedback needs to be formative, feeding forward to improve student learning and writing.

Giving Feedback to Students in the Clinical Setting

Ombuddies

“Ombuddies” or the student liaison committee can be an excellent way of getting feedback from large classes in particular.

One Minute Papers

Ending your class with short writing assignments is a powerful way to assess the degree to which students understand presented material.

Pat on the Back

This affirmation activity is great to use with a group of people who have spent quite a bit of time together and know each other quite well.