Math 5: Critiquing Classmates

Unless you want to be a food critic, you should probably know how to give constructive feedback that doesn't leave people feeling dead inside.

5th GradeMath
Elementary and Middle School5th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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criticism is to not hold back if you see something that needs revising when

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you're looking over your friends work be sure to take notes on anything that's [a boy meticulously studying another students work on a PC screen]

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incorrect so you can tell them later remember the point of constructive

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criticism is to make the work better so even if it's tough your friend needs to

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hear the things that are wrong a whole bunch of encouraging thumbs up might

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feel good to receive but they're not all that helpful however it's a good idea to

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give a couple of thumbs up just to make sure to point out some of the good

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things that are happening by mixing your criticism with some praise your critique [highlighted good points of another students work]

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is much more likely to be heard and accepted that said if your friend didn't

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actually do any work and just gives you a rock with a bunch of scratches on it

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it'll be hard to find too many good point maybe suggest not too heavy it's [a boy with his arms folded looking upset]

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also very important to offer a suggestion for improvement with each

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critique each time you find a problem with your friends work chances are

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there's going to be a solution out there and if you help to find that solution

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your critique will be incredibly helpful last but not least remember to be kind [Dino pointing to tip #4 on a chalkboard]

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it's hard enough having your work criticized by others and it's even

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harder if the person isn't nice about it put yourself in their shoes and think

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about how you'd feel of you were getting a similar critique oh but don't actually [a boy crying reading a critique of his work]

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put yourself in their shoes you might need to critique the work of people with

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smaller feet than you and you're not helping anyone if you break their shoes