I brainstormed with my class today about what some student support for these checkpoints might look like. In other words, we started thinking about how the students themselves might do a better job of holding each other accountable for creating products that show the excellence of their work. Here are some of the thoughts they had about how they could better support each other:
- Ensure that everyone has the attitude that feedback is being done to to help others.
- Insist on both positive and improvement needed feedback when sharing with a classmate.
- Use established project checkpoints and have a reviewer submit a short, bullet-pointed evaluation of the work, sharing potential next questions or next steps.
- Commit to one other to look more critically at each other's work. Many are hesitant provide constructive criticism to those they have known for a long time.
So what do you think? How might I best engage students in a substantive feedback process? Feel free to share ideas as a comment to this post. I value your ideas.