Feedback can be very useful for understanding if the learning objective has been achieved, and if it has not been achieved, it is useful for understanding what is missing and what still needs to be done. However, feedback needs to be applied in order to make a difference, and this application relies on the response to feedback.

  • Understanding of feedback: If feedback is unclear or if questions remain, seek clarification. This can be done by accessing previously completed work, asking a peer or teacher, referencing a rubric, or referencing additional learning resources.

  • Interact with feedback: Take note of strengths and areas for improvement. This can be done digitally or by utilizing in-person learning strategies (sticky notes, highlighters, checklists, etc.).

  • Disagreeing with feedback: It is okay to disagree with the feedback, but a proper response is essential when in disagreement. Disagreeing with feedback and simply ignoring it won’t improve an assessment’s outcome. Take the necessary steps to communicate with those that provided the feedback (teacher, peers, parent/guardian, etc.). Attend an extra-help session. Book a 1:1 conference. Thoughtfully respond online. Open up the dialogue and be prepared to explain thoughts and opinions with specifics.

  • Goal Setting: Create goals with actionable steps to address the feedback that has been received. Creating actionable steps with a set timeline will make responding to feedback a manageable task.

Spaces Tip

Spaces offers various ways to respond to feedback. Written, Audio, or Visual (Photo, URL, File) feedback can all be applied to demonstrate understanding and to seek clarification.

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