This engaging activity was designed to develop teachers’ understanding of what constitutes effective feedback, and to provide an opportunity to practice implementing effective feedback.
This activity details one sample session of a projected series of 8 30-minute sessions for teachers on formative assessment. In this session, participants are shown a Macarena dance video, and asked to replicate the dance steps.. Participants are given feedback by the facilitator while they are dancing. Following the dance, the participants are informed that the characteristics of the feedback given will be discussed at the next meeting. The attached document provides details of the preparation, materials needed and procedures to run this activity, including a link to the dance video.
This activity was used and developed during a Lead Data Team seminar on formative assessment. This sample activity can be adapted and used as part of a Brown Bag Lunch series.
Feedback: The Hinge That Joins Teaching and Learning, Pollock, J. E., 2011
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, Second Edition, Brookhart, S. M., 201