Effective Feedback is More Than Just Correcting Student Work: How to give better feedback to improve student learning
Teachers have never-ending opportunities to provide feedback to students. Amidst all the different sources of feedback students receive, neither marks or grades have the biggest impact on student learning. These matter, but they give students little information as to how they can increase their learning or demonstrate more accurately what they have learned. Written and in-person feedback that is specific to the task at hand has the greatest impact on improving learning outcomes. Feedback, when done well, has a powerful influence on student learning. In fact, research suggests that spending slightly less time teaching in order to provide more constructive feedback increases student learning.