The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels. Alas, too few people understand what feedback is and isn’t.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a true/false quiz: which of the following 4 statements is feedback?
“Nice job on the project, Sheshona!”
“Next time, Sam, you’ll want to make your thesis clearer to the reader”
“The lesson would be more effective, Shana, if your visuals were more polished and supportive of the teaching.”
“You taught about ants, Stefan? I LOVE ants!”