The road to great feedback is paved with good intentions and broken teachers. The idea of feedback sounds so simple and easy yet it has become a triple coloured workload nightmare in many schools. It’s not often a policy excites me but I thought the two Feedback Policies I received this week, one written for our primary academies and the other for our secondary academy, showed a mountain of common sense. Continue reading
We’ve identified data, feedback, research and experience as four important sources of information to assist with the further development and improvement of teaching and learning. The use of data and feedback to inform teaching and learning (DAFITAL) is our way of implementing Data Driven Instruction which can be found in Leverage Leadership. It is well worth reading. Continue reading
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to Dylan Wiliam or reading John Hattie’s work then you will see there is definitely a meeting of minds, the meeting of two great minds if truth be told. They both champion feedback as one of the most powerful ways of enhancing learning but are also very clear that this is not just any old feedback. Assessment for learning has now been so re-worked, abused and adapted we have probably lost sight of its real power and purpose.