Critique and Feedback

Management in the Active Classroom

Learning the language of kind, specific, and helpful feedback supports student growth.


- Share with them the score that you believe that they’ve earned, and why.

- [Announcer] A positive culture of critique is a powerful tool to support a respectful classroom and quality work and behavior.

- I give you a three because the lead is interesting and it pulled my attention, but you didn’t introduce the person.

- What was it about the kinds of advice that they gave that allowed him to get better each time?

- [Announcer] Students must feel safe to share their work and feelings, and to give honest feedback.

- Once he told him what was wrong about it.

- [Teacher] Did they say it’s just wrong? Or were they more specific?

- They were more specific but they weren’t mean about it.

- [Teacher] Alright.

- Today we’re going to do a lot of practice on how to give peer critique.

- [Announcer] The three rules of critique are, be kind, be specific, be helpful.

- So I like that you made a tail because I can see in the picture, it goes up and the negative space here should be a little bit smaller.

- And then I go like that and then I-

- [Announcer] When students learn to use critique effectively, it can be used to debrief and analyze both positive class behavior and challenging class behavior.

- [Teacher] What were some of our challenges?

- We had a hard time taking turns because we were so excited to share our work, so everybody else keeps going out of turn.

- That’s a challenge and it’s something that we can work on but it’s also an exciting challenge because you are so excited about your learning.

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