Flipped Feedback

I’m going to try to keep this blog post short. I don’t want a bunch of words to get in the way of one of the most exciting things I have done with my teaching in the last 12 months.

For students, giving meaningful feedback has to be one of the most important things that we do. Feedback takes many forms, but often that feedback is given on drafts or on diagnostic exams.

The red pen (or green for the anti-redders) is splashed on the page as we attempt to give meaningful feedback in the written form. Take a look at this page for instance.

red pen feedback.PNG

So, perhaps you can decipher from above that the circled thing shouldn’t be there, and the word “cash” should be there instead.

  • Why is it like this? I don’t know.
  • Is this mistake related to others I made? I don’t know.
  • How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again? I don’t know.

This is how I gave feedback for quite a few years.

Here’s how I give feedback now.

Now this is MEANINGFUL feedback.

Here’s what students have to say about this kind of feedback.
student thoughts on video feedback.PNG

Flipped feedback is definitely one of the best things to hit my teaching, EVER.

Parents also love being able to hear what’s going on and having conversations while watching the videos together.

Would you give it a try? Hit me in the comments if you’ve got any questions or thoughts.




  1. Love this. Definitely something that would benefit us students. Makes you feel like the teacher really cares and wants to help you. We can look at it again, any time, making it easier to refer to it.

  2. I tried giving flipped feedback after attending #FlipConAdelaide and have had great feedback from my students. They appreciated being able to hear explanations rather than just receive a grade.

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