Improve your teaching with student feedback.

Improving Your Teaching Through Student Feedback

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How can we improve our lessons? When do we know what works and what doesn't? In today's show, Dean Shareski talks candidly about student feedback and the role of self-reflection in teaching. Improve the craft of teaching by incorporating his suggestions in your classroom routines. Become intentional and level up a little every day.

Important Takeaways

  • How student reflections can help teachers improve.
  • A scary thing Dean found his college students weren’t comfortable doing.
  • The two-word question that made Dean a better teacher.
  • The problem with rubrics.
  • Vicki’s “a-ha” moment about student feedback from Dean's inspiration.

Dean Shareski's honest talk about grades, assessment, and student feedback apply to every level of teaching. Self-reflection is an important part of teaching. Dean helps us understand how we can reflect and how our students can help.

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Great quotes from the show you can share…

student feedback - we need relationships with students

Dean Shareski joy - student feedback

Education is an isolated profession. Dean Shareski

Do we see joy as we look on student faces in our classroom?

We can always use student feedback. If we think we've arrived, we really have a long way to go. Those teachers who don't think they need student feedback often need it the most.

We can always use student feedback. If we think we've arrived, we have a long way to go. Those teachers who don't think they need student feedback often need it the most.

Improve your teaching with student feedback.

Improve your teaching with student feedback.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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