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Effective Feedback Fiesta: Hattie’s Impactful Insights

by | Sep 26, 2023

Today, we’re throwing an effective feedback fiesta inspired by John Hattie’s research. Get ready to celebrate the power of feedback in enhancing learning outcomes. Join us as we explore how feedback isn’t just about correcting mistakes; it’s about guiding growth, boosting confidence, and igniting the flames of improvement in your special education classroom.

Dancing with Hattie’s Feedback Beat

Imagine a lively fiesta where students are dancing to the rhythm of growth, fuelled by the beats of timely and targeted feedback. This is the heart of John Hattie’s research on effective feedback, which highlights the importance of providing clear, specific, and actionable feedback to students. Hattie’s work underscores how feedback can have a significant impact on learning outcomes.

In the special education context, how does this feedback fiesta come to life?

SENCO Guidance: Nurturing Growth and Confidence

Imagine a student who’s uncertain about their progress and abilities. This is where the feedback fiesta takes centre stage. By providing constructive feedback that highlights strengths, offering specific guidance for improvement, and focusing on growth rather than mistakes, you’re not just instructing; you’re nurturing their confidence and motivation to excel.

Consider a student who struggles with communication and comprehension. Hattie’s feedback research isn’t just about academics; it’s about creating a supportive learning environment, too. By using visual cues, offering alternative modes of feedback, and ensuring that feedback aligns with individual learning goals, you’re not just teaching; you’re creating pathways for effective communication and skill development.

Key Takeaway

Hattie’s research on effective feedback is a reason to celebrate growth and improvement. As you guide your students through their learning journey, remember that your role isn’t just about content delivery; it’s about nurturing growth, confidence, and a culture of continuous improvement. Whether it’s offering specific feedback, focusing on strengths, or tailoring feedback to individual needs, every action is a step towards creating a feedback fiesta where learning is a joyful and transformative experience.

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