feedback

Who's doing the thinking?

Much has been written about the value and power of effective feedback on student learning. We know it helps students improve their work and can enable them to get past the ‘hard bits’ of learning. Feedback is something that is highly valued by students, and it works. However, can teacher feedback actually be doing a disservice to the...

Closing the feedback loop

“A healthy school is an improving school.” Agreement rippled through the group of principals, then silence fell. Although it wasn’t just silence. It was a group of committed leaders reflecting on what had just been said. How healthy is our school? Is our school an improving school? How do we know? This blog looks at...

A recipe for success in secondary school PLD

It’s Monday afternoon and teachers are slowly and begrudgingly making their way to the staff room for the fortnightly “PD session”. It’s winter, cold, dark and wet and as the crowd grows, so does the atmosphere of reluctance. Meanwhile the deputy principal in charge of PD, who has spent the day sorting out a dispute...

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