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September 2012Feedback for Learning
Seven Keys to Effective FeedbackGrant WigginsWhat feedback is—and isn’t.
Know Thy ImpactJohn HattieThe effects of feedback, although positive overall, are remarkably variable.
Preventing Feedback FizzleSusan M. Brookhart Feedback works only when students are trying to reach a learning target.
Feedback: Part of a System Dylan Wiliam What matters most is what response the feedback triggers in the recipient.
“How Am I Doing?”Jan Chappuis By looking closely at students’ work, we can identify where they need help.
Making Time for FeedbackDouglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Analyzing errors and looking for patterns are two smart ways to save time.
Feedback Is a Two-Way StreetCris Tovani “What do you need from me?” is a remarkably helpful question.
“Look at My Drawing!”Maja Wilson Pause before you respond, “Good job!”
How to Know What Students KnowWilliam Himmele and Pérsida HimmeleTotal participation techniques that get everyone thinking.
Guiding the Budding WriterPeter Johnston How to help students see themselves as authors.
Learning from the True CustomersGregory KasterWhen elementary students speak up, communication improves—and so does lunchtime.
Feedback in an Age of EfficiencyT. Philip Nichols How to reorient classroom toward personal learning in the era of standardized measures.
Keeping the Destination in MindAngela Di Michele Lalor Start with strengths, raise questions, and provide direction.
Columns and Departments
Perspectives/Finessing FeedbackMarge Scherer
Double TakeReviews, research, and relevant reads.
Art and Science of Teaching/Teaching ArgumentRobert J. MarzanoHow to address one of the language arts skills emphasized in the Common Core State Standards.
Research Says/Good Feedback Is Targeted, Specific, Timely Bryan Goodwin and Kirsten Miller Borrowing some principles from video games can help.
Power Up!/Electronic FeedbackDoug JohnsonWhat is the role of the school leader in effectively using technology?
Principal Connection/Getting in a Time MachineThomas R. HoerrHow to start over even when the faces around you are the same.
One to Grow On/What Heather Taught MeCarol Ann Tomlinson The author finds that even stinging criticism can be beneficial.
Tell Me About …/A Time When Feedback Made a DifferenceFind readers’ stories here and online, and contribute your own response to an upcoming question. Index to Advertisers
ASCD Community in ActionNews and resources from ASCD.
EL TakeawaysSeven things to remember about feedback.
How Feedback Leads to EngagementJane E. Pollock Techniques rooted in neuroscience guide students to self-assessment.
Going for the GrowthJulia H. Dermody The importance of fostering a growth mind-set for English language learners.
EL Study GuideTeresa Preston
Inservice Guest BloggerGrant Wiggins
Watch This Spot!This video from the DVD Giving Effective Feedback to Your Students discusses the importance of specificity in feedback.