Crafting Feedback That Leads to Learning

By David Cutler posted 04-10-2018 04:08 PM


I'm pleased to share my most recent article for Edutopia. I've included the first few paragraphs below, followed by a link:

When I was a new (and sometimes naive) high school history teacher, in a mistaken attempt to prove my worth I would correct every misspelling, grammatical flaw, and analytical misstep—drenching assignments in red ink. Before long, students accused me of caring more about pointing out flaws than helping them improve. They were right. 

In my third year on the job, I really began to consider how to offer feedback—the kind that students find helpful for improving their learning. Here are some key tactics I developed.