On Formative Assessment and books by Corwin:

Feedback: the Hinge that Joins Teaching and Learning (Corwin, 2011) is a great reminder that, "It's the teacher" who makes the difference for every student.  The book discusses formative assessment and high yield strategies by incorporating the concept of Postive Deviance.  


Feedback: the hinge that joins teaching and learning

Just as a hinge connects two panels so they can swing relative to each other, feedback is the hinge that connects the teacher to the student.  Teachers will learn techniques to use feedback and help-seeking strategies to achieve the curriculum goals in daily lessons; as students become more engaged they provide feedback to teachers, who, in turn, make deliberate decisions to differentiate instruction and assessment.

Learn to teach students to use goal accounting templates to self-regulate and increase classroom engagement.  Learn to update notebook organization to increase interaction.  Learn to track student progress for formative assessment, adding standards-based scoring to reporting practices.  Every student can learn to interact and engage at high levels, even students whose learning is marginalized by poverty, language, and disabilities.  Based on the book by the same title (Corwin, 2012)


The September 2012 Educational Leadership (ASCD) features an article about feedback online:

How Feedback Leads to Engagement  (Pollock)       

September 2012 | Volume 70 | Number 1 
Feedback for Learning