Series: Tch Tips

Three Ways to Gather Student Feedback
Lesson Objective: Learn how your class is going for students
All Grades / All Subjects / Assessment


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Thought starters

  1. What kinds of questions could you ask your students during a focus group?
  2. How could you gather feedback through conferences?
  3. What parts of your teaching would you like to get student feedback on?

I like the Red light, Yellow light, Green light approach to getting feedback.  Students love feeling connected and involved and I think this is a great way to make a connection to see how they are feeling, what they are learning, and what questions they may have without putting them on the spot.

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Students love getting feedback from teachers and that feeling is reciprocated by teachers. I think this was a great way of getting feedback from students. I think that usual visuals like the green, yellow, and red lights are a great idea because students very often our discouraged from asking questions or simply saying they did not understood a particular topic. This also allows students to actively participate and get out of their seats to put a sticky note on the wall/board. It gets students activly involved in their learning. This will be very useful in my classrom

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Gathering student feedback is very important so that we as teachers can make sure we are providing them the knowledge they need to know and understand. The red, yellow, and green post-it board was a great idea for the end of class. This provides the teacher the opportunity to see what the students grasped as well as what needs to be worked on. Doing it at the end of class gives the teacher time to regroup for the next day as well as gives the students time to investigate it further and see if they can figure it out on their own. I feel using a system like that will be a great help in my first year of teaching

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Having a focus group I believe is how you can recieve the most feedback from your students. Strictly because the environment is in a more relaxed setting where students are more able to be themselves because its less people and after school.

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I would use the three-colored sticky note as an exit ticket.  By looking at the sticky notes, it can help drive the instruction for the next lesson.  Also, I could use the sticky notes to create small groups and remediate with those students. 

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  • - - Remember that we're trying to be solutions-oriented, right, so here's the challenge, let's focus on how we can

    - - Remember that we're trying to be solutions-oriented, right, so here's the challenge, let's focus on how we can get better. I set this up because I have always grown, I think, almost the most as a teacher because of the feedback students have given me. This is different than a survey, which is suggested as a one-way conversation, where I'm just receiving feedback, and I found so many times that I have so many questions about, "What did you mean here?" or "What can I do differently?". And in this form I'm able to have that conversation with some of those students. - Students use a post-it note to first of all, write either what they learned and post it on the green light, what questions they considered posted on the yellow light, and oftentimes the most important, if anything stopped their learning during class, and put that on the red light. - My role today was to facilitate conferences with students around their research projects, the questions that I used are really designed to put the student in the captain seat. You feel like you've learned anything about yourself as a researcher throughout this process? - Well I've realized that-- - I have a general conference log, but I try to really take notes as soon as the conference is over in a way that it can help inform the next conference that I'm gonna have with that student. How you doin', David? - Good.

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