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Lesson 5.5: Monitoring and Giving Feedback

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    6. Monitoring and Giving Feedback


    • be more aware of their performance and more responsible for their learning
    • improve their learning
    • predict achievement on state and local standardized tests
    • achieve higher grades
    • when to ask a question, or give a prompt
    • when to praise
    • whether to challenge
    • how to include different groups of students in a task what to do about mistakes

    Listening to and observing students

    • listen to your students reading aloud
    • Listen to discussions in pair or group work
    • observe students using resources outdoors or in the classroom observe the body language of groups as they work

    Giving feedback

    • information about what happened
    • an evaluation of how well the action or task was performed guidance as to how their performance can be improved
    • what they can actually do
    • what they cannot do yet
    • how their work compares with that of others how they can improve
    • focused on the task being undertaken and the learning that the student needs to do
    • clear and honest, telling the student what is good about their learning as well as what requires improvement
    • actionable, telling the student to do something that they are able to do
    • given in appropriate language that the student can understand
    • given at the right time – if it’s given too soon, the student will think ‘I was just going to do that!’; too late, and the student’s focus will have moved elsewhere and they will not want to go back and do what is asked.

    Using praise and positive language

    Using praise and positive language
    Using praise and positive language

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