Course Introduction

Course curriculum

    1. Getting Started

    2. Finding Your Way

    3. What to Expect

    4. Assessing Learning

    5. Extend & Contextualize

    6. Let's Go!

    1. Meet Your Instructor

    2. Course goals and guiding questions

    3. Big ideas in feedback

    4. Course Flow

    5. Course Timings: Planning Your Time

    6. Tool: Your Learning Log

    7. Key Research References

    1. Protocol: Considering Evidence

    1. Introduction: why might feedback be a bad idea?

    2. When should we delay feedback?

    3. Reading - Go Deeper

    4. Check your understanding

    5. Take Action

    6. Reflection: Learning Log

    7. Online Interaction

    1. Introduction: where could we focus our feedback?

    2. Where should we focus our feedback?

    3. Reading - Go Deeper

    4. Check your understanding

    5. Take Action

    6. Reflection: Learning Log

    7. Online Interaction

    1. Why wouldn't students understand my feedback?

    2. How can I ensure students understand my feedback?

    3. Reading - Go Deeper

    4. Check your understanding

    5. Take Action

    6. Reflection: Learning Log

    7. Online Interaction

About this course

  • 56 lessons


Who is this course for?

  • Adults working in international schools

    All educators who want to develop their formative assessment and feedback practices to become more responsive to meet the needs of all their students.

Learning Outcomes

What will you be able to do upon course completion?

  • Identify common challenges in providing feedback and ensuring students benefit from it.

  • Apply evidence-informed strategies to provide more effective feedback - better supporting and challenging your students.

  • Demonstrate effective feedback strategies in practice.

  • Directly impact your teaching practice to become a more responsive practitioner.

Impact on Learning

How will this course have a positive impact?

Giving feedback is one of the most powerful things a teacher can do to guide student improvement. But it can be hard to get right - and can take a huge amount of time. You will leave this course with new knowledge and skills allowing you to give feedback rapidly and effectively. This will allow you to provide students better guidance, see them use it to improve - and save time in the process.

Meet the Course Designer

Harry Fletcher-Wood

Harry Fletcher-Wood is a teacher, researcher and teacher educator working at Teacher Tapp, a daily survey app helping school leaders better understand teachers’ needs. Harry leads a teacher educator development programme and is studying for a doctorate in behavioural science. He has also written several books aimed at helping teachers use behavioural and cognitive science effectively in the classroom. A former history teacher, Harry is fascinated by making things better and the social, psychological and structural changes this requires. He has worked in the education sector all over the world in places as diverse as Japan, India and the UK. Alongside this, he has been blogging since 2013, initially documenting his own attempts to improve his teaching and subsequently writing about his work to help fellow teachers improve.

Dylan Wiliam on Fletcher-Wood's Book "Responsive Teaching"

"Harry Fletcher-Wood takes us on a journey [...] to a deep understanding of how we can make our teaching responsive to our students' needs. [...] I know of no other book that comes close to this in helping teachers really understand, at the deepest level, what makes teaching responsive to students and how every teacher can use these ideas to improve their practice."


What are you still wondering?

  • Is this a certified course?

    Yes. Certification is awarded by MiniPD, from Faria Education Group.

  • What do I need to do to gain my certificate?

    You will need to complete all modules, learning activities in practice, and checking for understanding final assessment.

  • What certificate will I receive?

    You will be awarded the Certificate of Completion in 'Better Feedback: Effective, Sustainable Techniques to Improve Student Learning'.

  • Can MiniPD courses count towards my continuing education requirements?

    MiniPD is partnering with Kent State University, a R1 university in the United States, to grant graduate credits for completing MiniPD courses. To receive graduate credits, the learner must complete a required number of MiniPD Core or MiniCourses, and submit the completed MiniPD Learning Logs for each course. Details of the credit application process can be found at Please check with your license issuing authorities for details on the number of credits needed for your license renewal.

  • How can I continue learning?

    You will be presented with suggested pathways to support continued learning. These will include carefully designed resources, MiniCourses, and personalized coaching conversations.

  • How can my school leverage the learning and amplify impact?

    We can support you to implement this course in your own school with suggested approaches for interleaved professional development days, professional learning communities, and ongoing job-embedded peer learning structures.

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