This is my story: An early career professor’s experience using a feedforward teaching method


  • Brenton Button University of Winnipeg


Feedback, feedforward, agile teaching approach, course evaluations, teacher evaluation


This Note from the Field is a reflection on the author’s first attempt at using a combined feedforward and agile teaching approach. Typically, professors receive student feedback at the end of a term through course evaluations. These evaluations can be powerful professional development tools, but the students who gave the feedback rarely benefit from their suggestions. Using a feedforward and agile approach may help professors integrate feedback during the semester and potentially increase student performance and/or engagement

Author Biography

Brenton Button, University of Winnipeg

was an elementary and high school teacher in Ontario, Canada, before joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg as an assistant professor. His research focuses on higher education, children’s health, rural health, and pre-service teaching.


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How to Cite

Button, B. (2024). This is my story: An early career professor’s experience using a feedforward teaching method. McGill Journal of Education / Revue Des Sciences De l’éducation De McGill. Retrieved from



Notes from the Field