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Monday, February 13, 2012

How Important is Student Feedback?

Many years ago I was helping to coach a Little League Baseball team - the one that went from age 9 to 12. The coaches would get together at the end of the season to pick an all-star team from the 11 and 12 year olds. One year we decided to get input from the 11 and 12 year olds.  Before getting the feedback, some of the coaches said the players would only pick their friends and not the best players. So we agreed we would only use the information for comparison purposes. The coaches then picked "their" all-star team and the players picked one. At the end of the process, their was only one difference between the two teams - and who could say which one was the "right" one.

The article below asks the question, who knows more about a teacher's performance. An Assistant Principal who pops in and out, or a student who has been there the whole year?

They are not suggesting students should be the only feedback, but that they should have an element of the feedback. Click the blog link to read the article

From the Chaz's School Daze Blog:

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