7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback

Feedback is an inevitable part of teaching. Naturally, you’re in a position where you’re giving a whole lot of feedback, but you’re likely on the receiving end of feedback as well. We’ve all been on the receiving end of feedback in various aspects of our lives, and I’m sure we’ve all experienced some feedback that was less than desirable – for a variety of reasons. Even if the feedback itself is inherently negative, the delivery and process of the feedback doesn’t have to be. 

The handy infographic below (from ASCD) offers 7 important things to remember about feedback. These are important items to remember both when you’re giving and getting feedback. Keep reading to learn more.

7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback

  • Feedback is not advice, praise or evaluation. Feedback is information about how we are doing in our efforts to reach a goal.
  • If students know the classroom is a safe place to make mistakes, they are more likely to use feedback for learning.
  • The feedback students give teachers can be more powerful than the feedback teachers give students.
  • When we give a grade as a part of feedback, students often don’t see past the grade.
  • Effective feedback occurs during the learning, when there is still time to act on it.
  • Most of the feedback that students receive about their classroom work is from other students – and most of that feedback is wrong.
  • Students need to know their learning target – the specific skill they’re supposed to learn – or else feedback is just someone telling them what to do.

feedback infographic


  1. Saddy

    April 6, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Um… The graph is rather ugly.
    The colors are unappealing. Some wording and color combination, like the white/yellow (I think) and blue/green, would score horribly on a student assignment and not something I would expect to see from a publication released later than 1960.

    I was hoping for something to pass along to the other facilitators, but it would be to much effort to actually rehash the graphic.

  2. Stone Casting

    May 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm


    In your scathing criticism, you erroneously wrote “but it would be to much effort to actually rehash the graphic” with “to” instead of “too”. Be careful of criticizing others when you, too, lack perfection.

  3. Just sayin'

    June 16, 2014 at 7:29 pm


    It’s an infographic, not a graph. Also, you were extraordinarily rude and unprofessional in your response. Based on your one message alone; you should not be anywhere near the field of education. Grow up.