Research says a fraction of our feedback to students has impact on learning. Knowing this ought to make us look up from our marking labours and try to work out where we might be wasting time.
Using a ‘feedback wall’ is immediate and irresistible. Set a challenging discussion-based activity for groups. While they talk, you eavesdrop. Use post-its to ask questions or make comments to develop ideas. Simply stick them on the wall near the students and watch them race to read what you have written once you give the signal.
Your feedback will have greater impact. Try it!