Feedback? Why? When? How?

Something ESSENTIAL in the teacher's and student's job: the feedback. I often talk with some colleague about this topic, every teacher has a quite personal way to feedback the students: from the "classical" written text on the test, to the online shared services such as google sheet and more. Beside the single techniques, there are some tricks everyone need to pay attention to.
Feedback has to be useful, bestowing compliments is not a feedback.

Being Timely

A feedback has to be timely, if you feedback your students two or three days later it will have the same effect of spitting on a fire. The reason is clear: if you wait too long to give the feedback, then the students just forget the reason why they did wrong, or good.

Good is good, but also bad is good.

This is a trick many people fall in: feedback is only good. Saying "no you did wrong" it is not considered a feedback. Well, wrong. Negative feedback is as useful as the positive feedback is. Students need to understand what they did wrong and why, they need to get their mistakes to be able not to repeat them, as well as they need to remember what they did well, to be able to redo it!

"Feedback-not-feedback" trick

This is something many teachers have fallen in, including myself, especially at the beginning of their journey. Remember: saying “yes you did a good job” “Yes you’re good in....” “great job” is just bestowing your students, that it’s good, but it’s not a proper feedback. The same if you only say “you did wrong“ “you have to do it better” “no it’s wrong”, you’re just pointing that they did something wrong but they also need to understand why.

I’ve made a full video about the feedback, that you can see below, where I talk about what feedback is, how to feedback, when and in which language.

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May 19, 2020
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Get The Next Italian Level! Hello you students! My name is Nick, I'm 31 and I am a teacher. I started to teach in 2013 and never stopped! My Italian lessons are for every levels, from A1 to C2, and, in order to make the lesson as understandable as possible, especially for very low levels, I can easily take the lesson in English that actually is my favourite way to teach when my students don't know any words in Italian. I deliver also italian for specific purpose in IT/ICT and Music, since I have a degree in computer science and ABRSM diplomas. One of my greatest passion is learning new languages so, actually, I'm also a language student and I perfectly know how many difficulties there are learning a new language; guys I can understand your needs and we can make it very easy! :D
Flag
Italian
globe
Italy
time
179
Speaks:
Italian
Native
,
English
C2
,
Spanish
A1
,
Irish
A1
,
Mandarin
Get The Next Italian Level! Hello you students! My name is Nick, I'm 31 and I am a teacher. I started to teach in 2013 and never stopped! My Italian lessons are for every levels, from A1 to C2, and, in order to make the lesson as understandable as possible, especially for very low levels, I can easily take the lesson in English that actually is my favourite way to teach when my students don't know any words in Italian. I deliver also italian for specific purpose in IT/ICT and Music, since I have a degree in computer science and ABRSM diplomas. One of my greatest passion is learning new languages so, actually, I'm also a language student and I perfectly know how many difficulties there are learning a new language; guys I can understand your needs and we can make it very easy! :D