The Hinge That Joins Teaching and Learning
- Jane E. Pollock - Learning Horizon, Inc.
Communication Skills | Formative Assessment
Works like an app to close the learning gap!
Jane E. Pollock, coauthor of Classroom Instruction That Works, expands on the bestseller's feedback strategy in this groundbreaking work. While feedback is not a new concept, what is new is using it the way children use computer apps—to set goals, track their progress, and self-regulate their own learning. With only a slight shift in teaching strategy, this no-cost technique
- Informs teachers while students are learning, not after
- Engages and motivates learners
- Teaches 21st-century skills
- Helps students understand and meet standards
Educators will find a wealth of classroom examples and success stories that bring this proven practice to life. In addition to boosting achievement, Feedback helps students develop a lifelong learning skill that they will use in everything they do.
"A game changer! Jane Pollock has done it again. Feedback has the potential to truly transform classroom instruction and positively impact student engagement, motivation and achievement. A must-have for all educators."
“With Feedback, Pollock helps teachers, administrators, and coaches by prescribing strategies for creating a culture of feedback. The wonderful instructional tools and clear explanations in this book create a blueprint for developing independent thinkers, engaged students, and high achievers in every classroom."
“This book demonstrates the essential connection between establishing clear learning goals and feedback. The author uses accessible language and real-life examples to allow educators to visualize the application of the strategies in the classroom.”
“Feedback transforms the roles of both the classroom teacher and principal. The teacher becomes a learning coach by providing ongoing feedback to students. This affirms students or allows them to redirect their learning.”
“Feedback provides strategies that teachers can implement to improve student achievement and optimize student engagement. The author offers real-life teacher strategies that can be adapted into any classroom and will motivate students to become involved in learning instead of just being bystanders.”
“Captivating and sensible, Feedback offers realistic information about how to motivate the unmotivated learner in your classroom and improve student achievement!"
“Jane Pollock shows us that feedback is not the destination on our educational journey, but it is the vehicle that moves students toward clear learning goals and drives instructional planning for teachers.”
"Jane Pollock helps us understand how engagement in learning changes when feedback becomes a collaboration betwen student and teacher. The practical implementation of a variety of strategies is conveyed through the use of a 'teacher voice', making it seem accessible and doable for all teachers."
"Jane Pollock illustrates the importance of empowering our students to manage their own learning through the use of instructive feedback."
"The strategies and ideas laid out by Jane Pollock help to move teaching and learning beyond the kind of test-prep dominated models of instruction found in too many schools, and toward approaches that will cause learners to understand and retain more information, and then to do better on tests, as well!"
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter1: The Hinge Factor: Feedback