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The Hinge That Joins Teaching and Learning

The coauthor of Classroom Instruction That Works explains how to use feedback the way computer apps do—for setting goals, tracking progress, and regulating students' learning.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412997430
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 144
  • Publication date: November 20, 2012

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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.

Key features

Through specific examples, a teacher can see herself or himself changing classroom practices. Although the focus of the book is necessarily teacher to student, those changes result in tangential changes that are productive: teacher and administrator, teacher and parent/guardian, teacher and teacher.

Detailed recommendations to teachers will be integrated in each chapter. The book will offer classroom techniques easily used by teachers and observed by principals.



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Jane E. Pollock

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Jane E. Pollock, Learning Horizon, Inc., specializes in teaching and supervising learning. She provides long-term consulting services to schools worldwide that help them improve student learning and teaching practices. Dr. Pollock is the author of Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time (2007) and the coauthor of Dimensions of Learning Teacher and Training Manuals (1996), Assessment, Grading and Record Keeping (1999), Classroom Instruction That Works (2001), Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time (2009) and Improving Student Learning by Minding the Gap (2011). She is an adjunct faculty member for various universities in the United States. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Pollock has earned degrees at the University of Colorado and Duke University.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Hinges in Action

About the Author

1. The Hinge Factor: Feedback

Managing Feedback

Research on Feedback

Feedback for Instruction, Not Only Assessment

Small Changes, Positive Gains

2. Positive Deviants

The Soup and the Ladle

Small Changes, Dramatic Results

The Flip

Making the Small Changes

3. The Tell-Tale Students

Tell-Tale Students

Feedback and Goal Setting

Feedback: Self

Feedback: Effort

Feedback From Peers and Feedback to the Teacher

Feedback Throughout the Class

Feedback in an Instant

Feedback Works to Engage

A Good Set of Goals

Invisible in Plain Sight

4. Learn to Engage

Was I That Teacher?

Simple Technique: Turn-and-Talk

Feedback: Peer Teaching

Feedback: The Brain That Changes Itself

Simple Technique: Take Notes

Feedback: Self, Peer, Teacher

Goals to Guide Notes

Note-Taking Methods

Evaluation Scale or Rubric

Feedback Is a Two-Way Street

Putting it Together

Many Strategies Work

5. Feedback From the Teacher

Feedback by Walking Around

Feedback to Standards

Doctors, Pilots, and English Teachers

A Good Set of Goals

Prepare to Give Feedback

Better Feedback, Better Performance

Feedback in the Twenty-First Century

Feedback and the Unmotivated Student

Changing Grading Habits

Feedback in Large Classes

What Motivates Us

6. Feedback Changed My Teaching


The How, Not the What

Twenty-First Century Feedback

You Don't Need Feedback Until You Need Feedback

Feedback for Myself

Everybody's Talking at Me

Tell-Tale Students, a Hinge Factor, and Positive Deviants

References and Resources




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