Tag Archives: Student Grades

Focused feedback from a trusted teacher or partner helps students learn.

Feedback for Learning: Make Time to Save Time

By Dylan Wiliam What Dance Teachers Know At Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, a high school jazz dance class is in session. The teacher has organized the dancers so each student is partnered. When Alannah Miles starts belting out “Black Velvet” from the speakers, partner #1 performs a complicated sequence of […]

Is the Feedback You’re Giving Students Helping or Hindering?

In 38% of well-designed studies, feedback actually made performance worse—one of the most counterintuitive results in all of psychology. If there’s a single principle teachers need to digest about classroom feedback, it’s this: The only thing that matters is what students do with it. No matter how well the feedback is designed, if students do […]