Feedback Essentials

Whether feedback is just there to be grasped or is provided by another person, helpful feedback is goal-referenced; tangible and transparent; actionable; user-friendly (specific and personalized); timely; ongoing; and consistent.




Feedback vs. Advice



› You need more examples in your report.

› You might want to use a lighter baseball bat.

› You should have included some Essential Questions in your unit plan.


These three statements are not feedback; they're advice. Such advice o...

1) A farmer counted 196 cows in th field. But when he rounded them up, he had 200.

2) I put my root beer in a square glass. Now it's just beer.

3) Q: What kind of tree could a math teacher climb?

     A: Geometry

4) Never say...

1. Listen. Empathize. Give minimal advice.

Giving advice might make you feel good. Yet every time you offer it, you are sending your child the message that he cannot solve his problems himself. Be a sounding board, not a solution giver, and you w...

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