Beat burnout with time-saving best practices for feedback
For ELA teachers, the danger of burnout is all too real. Inundated with seemingly insurmountable piles of papers to read, respond to, and grade, many teachers often find themselves struggling to balance differentiated, individualized feedback with the one resource they are already overextended on—time.
Matthew Johnson offers classroom-tested solutions that not only alleviate the feedback-burnout cycle, but also lead to significant growth for students. These time-saving strategies built on best practices for feedback help to improve relationships, ignite motivation, and increase student ownership of learning.
Flash Feedback also takes teachers to the next level of strategic feedback by sharing:
- How to craft effective, efficient, and more memorable feedback
- Strategies for scaffolding students through the meta-cognitive work necessary for real revision
- A plan for how to create a culture of feedback, including lessons for how to train students in meaningful peer response
- Downloadable online tools for teacher and student use
Moving beyond the theory of working smarter, not harder, Flash Feedback works deeper by developing practices for teacher efficiency that also boost effectiveness by increasing students’ self-efficacy, improving the clarity of our messages, and ultimately creating a classroom centered around meaningful feedback.
In a distance learning environment, feedback and relationships with students will matter more than ever before. Matthew Johnson created this quick-read companion to his book, Flash Feedback, to help teachers implement specific modifications for distance learning, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
"... To make up for these missing moments, I have begun to focus even more than normal this week on the one consistent area of interaction with my students that I have left: my feedback to their work."
Read the full blog from Matt Johnson, author of Flash Feedback, and his recommendations for providing feedback in a distance learning environment.