What is it?


The Role of Immediacy of Feedback in Student Learning
Motivation by Anticipation: Expecting Rapid Feedback Enhances Performance (Science Daily)

12 Resources for giving constructive feedback
Are you asking for feedback from students?

Audio Feedback: it sounds good, can we make it look good?
The trouble with formative assessment
Inside the black box: Raising standards through Classroom Assessment

Marking work in Google Docs

Student Work

HP page on Yr9 wiki. Although you will not be able to see the annotations, this page has been annotated using diigo. Diigo allows you (when signed in) to annotate any web page with comments, thoughts and ideas, creating a living moving online discussion. More information on how I've used it here. However, Will Richardson is far more eloquent over here.


Reflection as a tool for professional learning

The main purpose of reflection is to make sense of evidence and experiences, on-balanced judgements and decisions about future action. It involves review, analysis and interpretation, and can occur using oral, written or even action (e.g., role play) strategies. Reflection on current classroom practices is an essential element of the action learning process in schools.

The ability of individual teachers to engage in honest, thoughtful and detailed self-analysis that focuses on their teaching practices and the impact that these have on student learning outcomes, has been identified as a critical factor in the success of professional development activities. Although reflection is a deeply personal endeavor it does occur within a context. In this case, the context is the area of inquiry being undertaken by the action learning team within the school.

Colleagues who are working as team members, and are part of the school context, contribute substantially to the extent of learning from reflection. Following reflection on a particular event, experience or circumstance, deeper learning occurs as team members engage in professional discussions to clarify related ideas, thoughts and feelings and to develop problem-solving strategies.