Research evidence shows that praising students for their effort rather than their intelligence can either make or break a child`s development.
Quality feedback is one of the most important tools a teacher can use to help student learn. To be a powerful tool, the feedback will need to be specific and provide students information about how they are doing at reaching a goal. According to assessment guru, Grant Wiggins (2012), the most effective feedback is “goal-referenced; tangible and transparent; actionable; user-friendly (specific and personalized); timely; ongoing; and consistent”(1). For explanations and examples of effective feedback, read the Wiggins’ article online at ASCD’s website (www.ascd.org).
(Quote from Wiggins, G. (2012, September). Seven keys to effective feedback. Educational Leadership, 70(1): 20-16)
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