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Speed Boat is an individual reflection or group/class feedback strategy designed to clearly identify problems and move toward solutions.
This strategy can be used for individual reflection on progress or group or class feedback. In either case, the goal is to identify “anchors” that are weighing down or inhibiting progress toward a clear goal. In individual situations, it helps to have students reflecting on individual goals. For group situations, consider shared goals.
To implement the strategy:
For individual reflections, encourage students to focus on internal anchors. For group or class reflections, remind students to focus on actionable anchors that both students and the teacher might be able to change. This strategy can be used effectively as feedback for the teacher as well, providing student input on what is inhibiting class success and how the teacher might make changes.