This post is an adapted excerpt from Flash Feedback, my upcoming book from Corwin Literacy.
For years I struggled with the fact that I would spend untold hours scrawling notes and suggestions through each set of student papers only to have the next set of papers feel almost as if my feedback to the previous paper had never been given. Like some endless and highly frustrating Groundhog Day, my students tended to make the same mistakes as I gave them the same responses over and over and over.
I now have a culprit for what was going wrong: I was falling victim to the Forgetting Curve, which is the subject of one of the more popular posts of this blog and can be summed up like this:
We forget nearly everything we encounter only once, with well over 90% evaporating from our minds in a few days.Continue reading “The Power of Implementing a Feedback Cycle”