Fist to Five Feedback

Dale Eilers, a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, shares a strategy for gathering immediate feedback from students. Dale uses Fist to Five feedback, asking students to measure their understanding of content, emotional state or comfort level on a scale of 0 (fist) to 5 (five fingers open hand). Noting that this strategy can be used to assess many things, it is important to define the extremes of the scale (0 and 5) so that feedback is clear and accurate.