In this season of giving thanks, we, your CTLA, want to say thank you to all the members of our CGCC community. It is a privilege to work each and every day with a group of people so committed to seeing our students succeed.
One amazing example of that commitment is found in our Administration of Justice Studies friends, Lisa Ruschak and Gregg Jacquin. Please take a moment to listen to their story, and take some inspiration with you into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Feedback is any type of response to student work with the purpose of improving learning and performance. To be useful, meaningful, and effective, feedback needs to be timely (or fast). The sooner students get assignments back and learn how they can improve, the better. Feedback should be constructive, a positive learning experience providing direction and guidance with the ultimate goal to help students rise to the next level and inspire an, "I can do this!" attitude.
Tip #1 Goal focused, not grade focused
Not ALL feedback should be paired with a grade. Align student feedback with assignment goals and keep feedback precise. Help the student to understand HOW they are doing in relation to the goal and WHERE to go next. Provide clear, concrete, specific examples for improvement.
Awesome people who want to help you do awesome stuff in the classroom! Join the conversation here or in our Facebook Group: CGCC Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment