“Five things I wish I knew when I started teaching.”

Cate Brett kindly shared a link to a short article entitled “Five Things I Wish I knew When I started Teaching.” It covers issues such as motivation, engagement, and marking/feedback.


Personally, I am planning to explore the assertion that “Feedback should be more work for the recipient than the donor” to help me to develop my teaching practice. The following is an excerpt from the article.


Robyn Renee Jackson suggests that one of the most important principles for teachers is “Never work harder than your students” (Jackson, 2009). I regularly ask teachers whether they believe their students spend as long processing feedback as it takes for the teacher to provide it. Few teachers say yes. We spend far too much time giving feedback that’s either completely ignored or given scant attention.


Should you wish to read the full article, I have included the link below.




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