When students share incorrect or unclear comments in discussion, instructors must tread carefully. Learning how to provide clear feedback without discouraging participants from contributing altogether can be something of a balancing act. In this video, Todd Rakoff employs a range of careful strategies like follow-up questioning, wait-time, and gentle clarifications when he gives students real-time feedback. Such responses aim to increase students’ learning and deepen their engagement.
Todd Rakoff, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law
Harvard Law School
Legislation & Regulation
Fall 2016, 80 students, first-year requisite