Tag: feedback


Brave enough to ask students?

Arguably, the most difficult and the most unpredictable year. And yet, there will always be insights. Always. Ask those that know. Ask your students. Every year, for the past… lots of years, I have asked the students I teach, or the teachers I work with, for their views and feedback. This year, I had more…
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21 Jul ’21 0

48,478 students’ data from 222 studies and 573 effects – Testing Effect (II)

Yang et al., (2021) published their meta analysis just this week. The first post in this series looked at the broad point of ecological validity of testing research, both backward and forward testing effects concluding with the main finding. The current metaanalysis finds a reliable advantage of testing over other strategies in facilitating learning of…
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13 Mar ’21 0

Feedback for Coaching

This afternoon I have been considering the role of feedback in the coach-client relationship. The importance of feedback is central to coaching. It is outlined in the contract and central to the process, closing and evaluation of the coaching relationship. It may be used during a session, to close a session or at a suitable…
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19 Apr ’19 0

Know thy self

Originally I titled this post “Job application – know thy self’ was a mistake. True, it is particularly important to know your own strengths and areas for development when seeking a post, it is no less important when you are in post. Hence, I have corrected the title. Simply, knowing who you are is important,…
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15 Mar ’19 0

Purpose of feedback

The main purpose of feedback is to improve the student and not the work… – Dylan Wiliam I hold my hands up, I need to do better here.

24 Mar ’18 0

A different kind of hard truths

The first round of observations are either under way or out of the way. Feedback or coaching has presumably been issued or shared. There are other opportunities too, hiding in plain sight. And possibly, the #dontsmilebeforechristmas brigade, hyped-up and hyper-vigilant, are about to miss it too as the first term draws to a close. Student feedback is…
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4 Dec ’16 0