Feedback can help make it clear if a learning objective has been met. It is also a useful tool to understand what may be missing and what still needs to be done. Below are a few tips to help you better apply and respond 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 feedback, but a proper response is essential. Disagreeing with feedback and simply ignoring it will not help 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 your thoughts and opinions.
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.
SpacesEDU offers various ways to respond to feedback. Written, Audio, or Visual (Photo, URL, File) feedback can be used to demonstrate understanding and to seek clarification.