It's important that educators around the world know how to give valuable feedback in the classroom. I believe it should be taught explicitly when training teachers so that they can consistently be giving valuable feedback in the classroom.
Studies have shown that giving valuable feedback in class can
"enhance learning when there is a discrepancy between what is understood and what is aimed to be understood. It can increase effort, motivation, or engagement to reduce this discrepancy, and/or it can increase cue searching and task processes that lead to understanding (thus reducing this discrepancy)." (Hattie & Timperley, 2007)
Where am I going?
How am I going?
Where to next?
"These may include enhanced challenges, more self-regulation over the learning process, greater fluency and automaticity, more strategies and processes to work on the tasks, deeper under- standing, and more information about what is and what is not understood. This feed- forward question can have some of the most powerful impacts on learning." (Hattie & Timperley, 2007)