Strategy:

Plus Delta

   

Explanation:

Plus Delta is an evaluation tool used by students. Plus Delta allows students to communicate to the teacher what went well, and what didnít go well in a lesson, activity, or assignment. It also allows students to express areas they might need additional help with. Plus Delta gives students a voice in the learning process.
   

When to use

this strategy:

To gain feedback at the conclusion of a lesson or unit.

During or after a group assignment to evaluate teamwork.

To evaluate a classroom process or routine.

   

Ideas:

Use a Plus Delta at the end of a poetry unit.

Use a Plus Delta after learning the rock cycle.

Use a Plus Delta to evaluate the morning routine.

   

What does

it look like?

Click here to see a template for a Plus Delta.
   

How to use

this strategy:

Give students several post-it notes at the conclusion of a lesson or activity that you would like evaluated. Ask students to comment, on post-it notes, the pluses of the activity (what went well) and the deltas of the activity (what they would like to change). Next, students place the post-its on the chart. The class has a discussion about the comments.