Students write a quick note to the instructor about which skills they wish to improve. I used this idea immediately after my students self-corrected a BrainPop! quiz about fractions. I asked them to write me a little note on their quiz paper about what they would like to practice more. I gave them some guidelines to help them construct their responses.
- Be specific on which area(s) you'd like to have more help.
- If you feel comfortable with fractions already, how would you like to be challenged?
- Be honest with yourself. Honesty will help you grow as a learner.
- Keep your responses to 2-3 complete sentences please.
I was pleased with the written feedback my students gave me. I've shared two examples of student responses below.
I can't wait to see my students, get them in groups, and help them overcome their challenges. I'll feel satisfied, and more importantly they will feel satisfied.
I hope you use this quick and effective idea in your classroom soon.