Three Stars and a Wish

The advantage of this assessment tool is the ratio of positive to negative comments helps mitigate hurt feelings. Three Stars: good things, positives, successes One Wish: one thing you wish was different, suggestion for next time, area of improvement I always introduce the routine with a discussion of what makes a useful star and wish. […]

PMI: Plus, Minus, Interesting

This is a quick and easy to learn routine for helping students reflect on advantages and disadvantages of a topic, decision, or experience. I use it with my students when I want them to make a considered assessment, rather than just a superficial off-the-cuff statement. PMI stands for: P: “plus”, good things, advantages, positives M: “minus”, bad […]