While many things have changed during the last few months, one thing remains the same: celebrations and feedback are essential elements of every classroom. In fact, they are the drivers of student motivation, student growth, and positive classroom culture. But how do you create moments of celebration or give feedback when you’re not physically in the same space with your students? This tip sheet is full of suggestions from Teacher-Authors on celebrating student success and providing them with constructive feedback while remote. Here’s just some of their advice:

  • Have good rubrics. [If you’re supporting distance learning,] you won’t be able to give students as much direction as you normally would during class because the feedback can’t always be instantaneous. Strive for rubrics that minimize questions and guarantee quality work.” — David Rickert
  • Written feedback through Google Classroom is effective as it shows a timestamp and keeps a clear record of all correspondence between teachers and students. Students are also able to monitor their progress and mark feedback as “complete” once they have acted on the targets set.” — Teachers Resource Force
  • Have virtual office hours! Let your students know when you are available for immediate feedback and help with projects.” — Yvonne Crawford

For the full list of tips, download the tip sheet below to get all of the recommendations from our Teacher-Author experts.

Confidently navigate the 2020-21 school year with expert Teacher-Author and educator advice in TpT’s Back to School 2020 Guide: For Teachers Creating Tomorrow.