Last week, we got feedback from our peers for our project. As a self-employed writer, that’s one thing I miss. I do get some feedback - usually, in the form of reviews - but I don’t get a lot of feedback during the actual writing process.
The feedback I got was really specific. Mostly, it had to do with connecting my assignments with standards as well as rubrics. This really helped me hone my work in this last stretch.
My Big Takeaway for the Semester...
I’ve gotten feedback from my peers all through my time in EdTech. However, something interesting happened this time around. In the past, I’ve always felt a bit of a sting when I got feedback, even though my classmates have always been nothing but respectful. This time, I was really just able to look at what was said about my project and then apply the feedback. I felt no sting at all.
Professionally, that will be useful. I’m hoping that this will stick going forward because it means my work will continue to improve.
This “aha” moment reminds me of a video I saw a few weeks ago about the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists.” One of the traits that all successful artists have is the ability to take feedback. The fact that I’ve moved past this personal barrier in light of this gives me hope.
That’s really my big takeaway. I’m glad it came before class ended for the semester.