otl101 post 4

I think what resonated the most with me in Hattie’s article was the acknowledgement of errors in a safe environment and an emphasis on the positive function of errors. I think I am hesitant to point out errors to protect the student’s feelings in a public space. To create a safe space to openly discuss errors, I think I need to convey that I am capable of making errors as well and to encourage the students to challenge me when they think I have made an error or I have not provided enough clarity on an expectation or assignment. As Hattie points out, assessment feedback can be very powerful if it is oriented toward the teacher and their teaching methods. By inviting students to evaluate my teaching methods and how assessments are evaluated, this may create a safe environment for peer to peer acknowledgement of errors and become less fearful of their peers’ reactions.