Courtney Mustafa

Madison, IN

Courtney Mustafa
Madison Consolidated High School
Madison, IN
What problems were you experiencing in your classroom or school prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

Students were not taking feedback seriously because it was given after the assignment was already completed and turned in for a grade. 

What solutions did you try to address problems in your school/classroom prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

Working with Google Docs, Slides, etc to make activities more engaging and feedback more "real time".

How has Actively Learn helped improve your students’ learning and/or your teaching? 

Actively Learn has helped my students with editing, revision, and citing textual evidence, among other skills. As a teacher, I can provide students real-time, valuable feedback that they process and react to immediately. Sometimes this results in revising an answer or finding better textual evidence. Sometimes this results in silent affirmation that they are doing a great job. Either way, classwork keeps moving without interruption.

How do you use Actively Learn with your students? What type of content do you assign? 

I use Actively Learn for close reading assignments and quizzes. I assign a variety of texts for my English classes.

What advice would you have for teachers who are new to Actively Learn? 

Do it. The real-time feedback is such a great tool to get your students to really understand and process texts.