What is it?
Children learn the most when they are consistently given feedback that expands their knowledge or build on their performance of a task. Feedback works best when it helps children to refine their knowledge and gets them to understand how they came up with their ideas, rather than simply focusing on getting the right answer. Effective feedback provides children with specific, expansive information, related to their work or something they said, that helps them reach a deeper understanding of concepts than they could get on their own.
Why is it important?
Effective feedback helps children obtain a deeper understanding of concepts and provides motivation for children to stay engaged in, and get the most from, lessons and activities. By intentionally looking for every occasion to provide meaningful feedback to children, teachers create many more learning opportunities throughout the day.
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