The Positive Implications of Intentional Feedback

Keywords: feedback, high leverage practice, aligned clinical placement, teacher preparation, practice-based opportunities


Positive and constructive feedback is a high leverage practice that can be learned and practiced through scaffolded and structured experiences. Teaching preservice candidates to provide effective feedback is an efficient way to increase P-12 students’ learning and behavioral outcomes. Teacher educators can craft experiences for their preservice teachers that offer rich coursework experiences, practice-based opportunities, and aligned clinical placement. Using the scaffolded approach provided in this article, teacher educators can ensure these experiences are robust and aligned with evidence-based pedagogy.

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