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TAG – You’re It! Feedback That Empowers

Feedback is critical to what we do as educators – not only for ourselves, but as part of the learning process of the students’ whom we teach.

Author and educator Starr Sackstein writes about the power of peer feedback and how using it within the classroom not only empowers learners, but fosters independence, growth, and self-advocacy.

One way for students to provide feedback is through the TAG strategy. TAG is an acronym for (1) Tell something you like, (2) Ask a question, and (3) Give a suggestion. This strategy provides a quick, formative way for students to share feedback with their classmates, while also providing some “next steps.”

To see TAG in action, check out this video from Edutopia.

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Kristin Oropeza

Kristin Oropeza is currently a TK-5th Grade Technology TOSA in Southern California. She holds a masters in special education and has worked in public education for over 10 years. Kristin also serves as a director on the CUE Los Angeles board and acts as their Communications Editor. Find her on Twitter @KristinOropeza.

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