Feedback??? Oh my...was my first response because I know that's definitely an area I would like to work on.
I tend to give feedback when conferencing with students during writing or in reading groups or as a whole class. Sometimes in class we do peer feedback. So it was a no brainer for me to video giving feedback during conferencing as I felt that sometimes the student walked away more confused than they were before they saw me or sometimes even a little deflated. AND i was deflated because all I could think about was....we learnt this the other day... or I found myself asking... have you checked your full stops, capitals...etc
After watching my video and receiving feedback from Lauren, I feel really good. Sounds a bit funny, I know. The reason I feel really good is because she gave me practical tips that she had observed in practice. These tips weren't rocket science, they were adjustments, yet they were out of this world because I never thought to look at it this way....the problem is how to narrow it down so that I don't overwhelm them with my excitement...LOL
My goal is to develop writing goals with the students and provide feedback on these specific goals.
The reason for this goal is because I was conscious that the feedback given was very teacher directed and in most instances I was always guiding the student to the answer. This would often involve many teaching points such as capitals, fullstops, conjunctions, other words for, cohesion etc. In developing specific writing goals with my students this will give us both a focus. This means during conferencing, rather then pull apart everything and overwhelming both of us, having one focus area would help them understand the importance of editing, teach them editing and also develop good habits such as thinking about their thinking and writing. Sometimes I feel like there is the reliance that the teacher will fix it so I don't need to or its a rush to get everything down and no thinking involved other than writing it all down.
SO for next time, steps to help me achieve my goal would be to observe Brooke goal setting, develop writing goals with my students, providing different avenues for them to seek help or feedback from before me (for eg see 3 before me), asking students to use colours to edit (for eg red for capitals, green for fullstops etc) and when conferencing to read two or three sentences with the students and ask, is that your goal and have you achieved it rather than try and do everything at once...
Time to get cracking...