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How to Put Feedback First for Student Learning

The course for teachers who want to make feedback matter more than grades.

Your Instructor


Gerard Dawson
Gerard Dawson


As a teacher, you spend a lot of time taking care of other people's needs. And when it comes to professional development, too often you don't have a say in what you learn. But now, you can take professional learning into your own hands, and do it on your own time.


That's why I've created this course on putting feedback first. Because I believe that teachers should get the PD they want, when they want it, with just one click.

I'm Gerard Dawson, and I teach English and Journalism in New Jersey. My writing and my students' work has appeared in:


Now please, scroll down to learn if this course is right for you.


About the course

Who is this for?

  • English Teachers
  • History Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators

What will you learn?

  • The coach mindset
  • How to plan smarter
  • A deep understanding of feedback
  • Templates for responding to student work
  • Tools to use for feedback

What do you get?

The course is composed of seven instructional videos with some supplemental reading. The course is self-paced and you can flip between lessons as needed.



Class Curriculum


  The Mindset
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  The Language
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  The Shift
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Feedback for my online PD:

"Gerard's workshop is as much about pedagogy as technology; the tools are simply a means to better learning"


Max Brodie, founder of Kaizena

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I have a follow-up question?
You can contact the teacher directly at Gerard.Dawson1@gmail.com