John Hattie wrote, “When teachers listen to their students’ learning, they know what worked, what didn’t, and what they need to change to foster student growth”. Feedback is the bridge between these teacher observations and student action. How do you structure feedback so that it helps students improve? What role do formative assessments play? How do you align feedback to visible learning targets? How do you manage ongoing feedback? Do you apply different approaches to feedback for group work? Can students give each other meaningful feedback? How can we train students to listen to their own learning and adjust as needed? How do you create time for feedback and what do you do when feedback flounders? How does the feedback you give inform your next steps for instruction?
ASCD Express is looking for 600–1,000-word essays or brief multimedia content on the theme “Feedback for Impact.” Guidelines for submissions are here; please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2015.