Feedback Systems

Peer Feedback

There are two feedback practices within this strategy video. The first half shows us setting up the expectations and granting randomly assigned roles for the feedback session. Prior to dismissing I try to have students point where they are going to clear up any confusion. The second half shows students using our teamwork rubric sentence stems to write down comments. Students know they are going to use different color markers to write on team posters and give a glow and or a grow for the other team. 

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Students In Action
 
 
Students In Action
 
 
Each lesson students know what their randomly selected number is from 1-5 after drawing numbers from a cup. Using this number students know what color marker they are expected to use for that session. Each student has a different color marker so they know and I know who contributed or provided feedback.
Poster
 
 
The teamwork rubric is a tool used to develop my pupils' ability to acquire and develop their efficiency when speaking in a group, and to seek out support. Each day during our mini lessons, students use the rubric to ask for help, give feedback, compliment, reflect and empathize with their peers. The main purpose of the teamwork is to hold teammates accountable, encourage improvement, increase participation by all students no matter their level of speaking capability.
Students In Action
 
 
Students In Action
 
 
Each lesson students know what their randomly selected number is from 1-5 after drawing numbers from a cup. Using this number students know what color marker they are expected to use for that session. Each student has a different color marker so they know and I know who contributed or provided feedback.
Poster
 
 
The teamwork rubric is a tool used to develop my pupils' ability to acquire and develop their efficiency when speaking in a group, and to seek out support. Each day during our mini lessons, students use the rubric to ask for help, give feedback, compliment, reflect and empathize with their peers. The main purpose of the teamwork is to hold teammates accountable, encourage improvement, increase participation by all students no matter their level of speaking capability.
Freddy Esparza
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Third grade
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