However, our feedback practices don't always align with these aspirations.
We might say student work is a source of feedback that leads to better feedback.
Being told what to do does not transform performance, and many schools may not have the luxury of an instructional coach to support teachers.
Why do people get freckles? Many administrators felt comfortable giving suggestions to new or struggling teachers, but less confident about engaging master practitioners in critical analysis of their work.
That's it—just three boxes, not 12 or 16 or 40.
But we believe that the more specific feedback that results is well worth the effort.
However, the outcome was that my students participated in their own learning, and I no longer spent hours on end grading papers on my own time.