Embedding Formative Assessment

September 21 - 22, 2015

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Workshop Feedback


Given below is a compilation of participants' response to the following query on the Workshop Evaluation Form:  

"Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately"


  • Peer teaching

  • Feedback is crucial to learner

  • Students need to work harder than teacher

  • Less grades on formative quizzes - comments only

  • Peer/self-assessment strategies

  • An action plan for implementing a T.L.C

  • Hinge questioning

  • Group work ensuring individual accountability

  • Effective scaffolding  - questioning

  • Specific classroom questioning strategies

  • Alternatives to questioning to encourage dialogue between students

  • Marking less: 1/4 marked; 1/4 skim

  • Put the work on the kids

  • Lolly sticks - random name questioning

  • More focused written feedback

  • Using statements instead of questions

  • Ideas on strengths/weakness

  • Quick methods for feedback

  • Plan lessons with hinges

  • Structured peer questioning

  • Friendship groups vs workshop groups

  • Growth mindset and interest

  • Unpacking assessment criteria for IB rubrics

  • Put the assessment effort back onto the children

  • Many ideas for TOK

  • ABCD cards

  • Hands down

  • Comment based feedback

  • Red-green traffic lights

  • Engaging students throught encouraging them to take ownership

  • No hands except for questions

  • Feedback log

  • Colored cups

  • Strategies in the classroom for group work

  • Assessment fundamentals

  • Pausing to allow for reflection time

  • Feedback should leave the student with work to do

  • Constructing hinge questions