Floop Team & Dr. Naomi Winstone: What does the research say about feedback best practices?

Over winter break, Floop co-founder Melanie and I had the privilege of talking with prominent feedback researcher Dr. Naomi Winstone. Her research has discovered that feedback interventions all seem to target at least one of four metacognitive skills, described by the SAGE process, and hypothesizes that a holistic approach to developing feedback systems should target…… Continue reading Floop Team & Dr. Naomi Winstone: What does the research say about feedback best practices?

3 Free Feedback Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

Today is a quick post with some free stuff! 1. Growth Report Google Sheet Get It Here If you’re interested in producing a richer, more useful “grade” (i.e. growth) report for students, try this Google sheet template. You’ll need some intermediate Google sheets/ Excel skills and it works best if you’re already using standards based…… Continue reading 3 Free Feedback Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

Three Simple Frameworks for Feedback

Here at Floop, we’re all about creating effective feedback systems that mix different strategies to best meet your students’ needs. This post is part of a series sharing simple feedback strategies. When giving or receiving feedback, using a structured framework helps keep the feedback constructive and balanced. Here are three of my favorite feedback methods,…… Continue reading Three Simple Frameworks for Feedback

Set High Expectations Using Whole Class Feedback

If you have 20 minutes in class, here’s a quick exercise to set expectations for student work. By showing student examples and facilitating a class discussion, I turned students’ observations and feedback into their own list of expectations. In my class, students are working on documentation skills, but I can see this exercise for any…… Continue reading Set High Expectations Using Whole Class Feedback

Stamp As You Go – A Simple Feedback Strategy

Here at Floop, we’re all about creating effective feedback systems that mix different strategies to best meet your students’ needs. This post is part of a series sharing simple feedback strategies. Any other teachers amazed at how motivated students are by stickers? Stickers are classic – I remember getting stickers in piano lessons every time…… Continue reading Stamp As You Go – A Simple Feedback Strategy

“Giving an A” – Shift Teacher and Student Attitudes in the Classroom

My favorite way to ease into back-to-school is revisiting my favorite education books. After considering my feedback system, I realized that the first time I ever heard of going gradeless was when I read The Art of Possibility by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander. Back in high school, my band director made band leadership students read…… Continue reading “Giving an A” – Shift Teacher and Student Attitudes in the Classroom

Feedback System for HS Engineering / Entrepreneurship – Melanie Kong

This post is part of a series challenging teachers to consider their feedback system for the new school year. I wanted to share my own feedback system as an example if it helps you think about your own. I’ve taught a variety of STEM courses – Coordinated Science, Geometry, Algebra 1, Engineering – but I’m…… Continue reading Feedback System for HS Engineering / Entrepreneurship – Melanie Kong