More On Feedback Genie
Education is the best predictor of success in life and good feedback is key.
We strive to improve learning while making the task of writing feedback faster and easier.
Limitations of grades and generic phrases
When you really think about it, grades are convenient measuring tools, but they offer little insight into a student’s specific strengths or deficiencies. Furthermore, grades provide little if any direction for moving forward.
Nowadays, some reporting systems still present teachers with the option of including generic phrases such as "Needs to bring materials to class" or “Frequently talks in class". Phrases such as these yield limited benefits to students and parents because they’re often what they already know. More importantly, generic comments are seldom helpful when addressing a student's understanding of subject matter.
Feedback is among the most powerful influences on achievement
Of course, teachers provide in-class verbal feedback but written feedback provides better opportunities for students to pause and reflect. We believe more feedback about personal and academic growth helps develop skills that will pay off in students' relationships and careers. Until now, writing narratives from scratch was tedious, time-consuming task limiting how much teachers could share. Feedback Genie is a game changer!
Moving beyond grades
Parents increasingly want actionable insights on how their children are performing in school. Unlike traditional report cards and even those that may incorporate generic phrases, a good narrative documents a student's behaviors and actions and provides insight into how those choices might help or hinder success. Good feedback also shares a path for moving to the next level.
"Reports in EdTech products are often created for teachers or school leaders. They may provide individual scores for a given student as well as aggregated scores at the classroom, school, or district level....For students or parents, however, there is little to help them understand or motivate them to improve their performance."
– Dr. Katie McClarty,
Chief Academic Officer,
Commitment to research and best practices
There’s a small handful of "competitors" but Feedback Genie is the only product that qualifies as a bonafide feedback solution. Why? Only Feedback Genie focuses on observable actions and behaviors which helps the teacher present feedback objectively. This approach undergirds evaluations, supports constructive insights and provides the basis for any next steps. Whether you're using Feedback Genie for formative or summative feedback, we’ve incorporated best practices so each narrative is clear, insightful and actionable.
Pledge to our local communities
Feedback Genie hires talent in several states as well as abroad. Regardless, each employee from the mail clerk to the fournder has made a commitment to improve their local community. Some choose to read children’s books to primary grade students while others chaperone cancer-stricken patients to Universal Studios. Others volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
We strive to be the very best
From the start, we designed Feedback Genie with the intention of being best in class. Feedback Genie is not only designed to create paragraphs that flow naturally, it’s the only solution based on best practices. Additionally, none of our competitors can claim to have a single patentable feature—and we have fifteen! We strive to be the best so you can help your students reach their fullest potential.