LTL DISCUSSION: learner feedback
Top 3 tips for giving learner feedback snakes and ladders style
Feedback is not a reward, it’s not a congratulatory pat on the back for the good players, nor a punishment naming and shaming the losers; it is just another roll in your turn as you play the learning game. When we play snakes and ladders (I’ve also heard it called chutes and ladders), it’s not all up-up-up the ladder; there’s also a lot of sliding down snakes as well. That’s why it’s so much fun.
Learners need feedback to let them know where they are right and where they are wrong. If they are wrong, they also need to be told how to make it right. Here are three top tips to help teachers give better feedback.