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Useful Feedback, More Than Praise, Helps Students Flourish

In Scientific American, SPARQ Research Scientist Camilla Griffiths explains why “agentic” or useful feedback is better for student learning and can help students thrive.
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In Scientific American, SPARQ Research Scientist Camilla Griffiths explains why “agentic” or useful feedback is better for student learning and can help students thrive, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds. “Our studies show that all students, and particularly Black students, see agentic feedback as communicating the teacher’s belief that they can improve their writing,” Griffiths says. 

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Useful Feedback, More Than Praise, Helps Students Flourish | Scientific American