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Should the Dirt feedback method be scrubbed from schools?

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Dirt – or “directed improvement and reflection time”, to use the feedback method’s full name – is a controversial topic. This week, two teachers have popped their head above the proverbial parapet in order to nail their colours to the mast. Here, we present both sides of the debate so you can make up your own mind.


‘Dirt delivers powerful and lasting impacts’

Dirt done badly is like anything else done badly: at best a waste of everyone’s time and at worst a betrayal of it. But done right, it has the capacity to be transformative.

Yes, dirt tasks are visible and explicit, but this is a ...

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