The Feedback-Friendly Classroom by Deborah McCallum
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There are so many hidden gems in this unassuming book. McCallum uses gentle prompts to stir up thinking about how we build trust, reliance and collaboration in our classrooms with the ultimate tools of feedback. If we could write the follow up to this book using some of the rich technology in education that we use every day, this book would take on new significance.
McCallum has reminded me to worry about depth of thinking and not breadth of curriculum coverage. Her book has reminded me to make feedback part of my teaching practice every day.
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Off to the BOLTT conference this week and this time I’m presenting for the first time to this audience. Maybe it’s because I’ve been teaching online now for 7 years or because I just had a fabulous experience researching online engagement last year, but regardless, I now have the confidence to talk about elearning for at-risk students.
During the presentation I’ll be harvesting the ideas of the participants in the room on Padlet, which I promise to share with you after the presentation is done on Friday.