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The Importance of Feedback Even When Remote Teaching

Written by Rachel Turner

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Posted on March 31 2020

It's been just over 2 weeks since schools shut their doors to most students. We've all had to completely adjust to a new style of teaching overnight and I am astounded by how well our teachers have adapted: you are all amazing (but we already knew that of course!).
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As so many of you are teaching remotely now, it's becoming more and more apparent that there is a need to adapt our feedback as well as our teaching. For so many years we have clung on to that pile of books, marking them every day with endless comments that may never get read. Now is your chance to real provide some effective feedback in a way that has the biggest impact with the most efficient format.

Our marking and feedback sheets are designed to make feedback for groups and/or whole classes as high impact as possible. So for example, say I have set a writing task for my Year 6's. I've provided them with a picture prompt from Pobble and now I've been sent several scanned pages from them. I can now use my marking and feedback form to give feedback to the whole group. Here's an example of what it might look like:

Our feedback sheets come on tear-off pads so that you can just take a photo of the feedback sheet and send to the whole group. We also include plenty of them in our marking, feedback and assessment book which is great if you're wanting to keep evidence of the feedback you have given during this time of remote teaching.

We should always aim for feedback to be just what it is - a way for children to know how well they've done and how they could improve. As simple as that. I'd love to know how you get on with using this with your remote teaching so please remember to tag me on social media with your examples.
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