Here is every single way I can think of that I give feedback in a day:
- Underlining on the board
- Escuchen y repitan
- Eso es
- Blog comments
- Color-coded highlights
- Google Doc suggestions
- Questioning ("What's another word in English?")
- Memory jogging
- Interactive Notebook pointing
- Word wall pointing
- Intentional misunderstanding (ME gusta???)
- Carefully worded cognate-ful responses
- Se dice [translation]
- Mini-lessons ("This is not Spanish")
- Class discussion
- Back channel questions/comments
- Google Classroom comments (overall praise & problems)
- Google Doc comments (suggestions & questions)
- More blog comments (connections, suggestions)
Now, looking at all of that, I'm feeling pretty good about myself. Looking at how my students are doing--and feeling--so far this semester overall, I'd say I'm at my professional peak so far.
And yet, I am a week behind on grades, and I haven't listened to any Vocaroo conversations, never mind those soundboard glogs that have gone unclicked for two weeks. I'm pushing forward with tweets tomorrow without having put so much as a number, much less as a helpful hint, on their retweet posts. I'm still collecting essays Tuesday even though tomorrow is the only day we'll be writing in class, and once again, I may not get to every one.
So how am I doing on feedback? Let's say better, but still bettering.