A student's objective is like a goal because it can be narrow, broad, specific or general. The second part of a goal is the communication. Students who have their objective can become more thoughtful during their planning and will have clearer communication. However, when objectives are too broad, it can be hard to focus on the objective. In addition to goals, adding a student should have a personal besides just a teacher’s objective. Also, the teachers should allow the students to take charge in feedback sessions.

Feedback.jpgSuggestions for students:
            • Personalize the new goal and/or objective
            • Allow time to adapt to the goal and/or objective
            • Focus on the understanding of the matter
            • Keep the feedback timely and specific
            • Be knowledgeable of different types of feedback
            • Understand a rubric

Recommendations for Classroom Practice
(from Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works)
  1. Set learning objectives that are specific but flexible.
  2. Allow students flexibility in personalizing learning.
  3. Communicate the learning objectives or goals to students and parents.
  4. Contract with students to attain specific learning objectives or goals.
  5. Use criterion-referenced feedback (references a specific knowledge or skill level)
  6. Focus feedback on specific types of knowledge
  7. Use student-led feedback.