03 Sep What is the Fast Five Feedback?
This is Homeschool Connections’ new, online, weekly component that will be implemented in every class as a type of “homework.”
- It will be 5 questions that teachers have created based on the weekly lesson. The questions/answers are to be related specifically to that particular week’s topic/lesson. It can be thought of as a review-at-home exercise for the students.
- Questions will be in the format of (a) Yes/No, (b) True/False, (c) Multiple Choice, and (d) Short Answer. This assignment should take a maximum of 5 minutes for students.
Purpose of the Fast Five Feedback
We are incorporating this measurable instrument as part of our routine for students and teachers because of its many benefits:
- Weaving together different parts of the course and approaching content with varied tools helps students integrate what they learn and develop a deeper understanding of the material.
- FAST FIVE helps students establish learning points.
- In a classroom, students are sometimes swamped by the details of the immediate experience and need help to extract general principles from concrete experience. Doing FAST FIVE at home during the week will help them “unpack” their classroom experience in a more concrete way.
- Teachers will be able to use the information gathered from students to affirm that what they are teaching is reaching your students’ minds. It will also reveal any students who are struggling and perhaps need a little more differentiation in the classroom.
- “Bridging” and “Reviewing” are powerful teaching strategies and FAST FIVE helps develop specific skills being taught in the classroom.
- This is a self-assessment for students to discover if they are actually “plugged in” to the class lesson.
- When parents are with students when doing FAST FIVE, you will see more exactly what your child is learning in their classes and then perhaps reiterate those lessons in creative ways at home.
- This is an objective piece of courses that will be entered into the grade book.
- Most school programs, public and private, have online components in their routine. Technology is a “first language” for today’s students. We must keep our students tech-relevant, and we can do this by providing them meaningful questions to review and recall their previous week’s lessons. Practice makes perfect in memory recall.
- For district-funded students, this online component will satisfy some district funding’s Count Day and will replace Study Island and other question/answer dialog between students and funding programs in years past. Your payment method is private information that is not shared with our teachers.