How to Plan a Better Lesson with GANAG


Speaker: Jane E. Pollock


SKU: 185-031913

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Snapshot: Your teachers’ lesson plans may be filled with clever and even inspired activities. But this doesn’t mean students are learning what they need to learn. Nor is it a guarantee that students are making needed progress.

To be effective, a lesson plan needs to be aligned with curriculum goals and to be built on research-based strategies, feedback, formative assessment and student engagement.

In this webinar,  Jane Pollock shows you how to use the GANAG schema for building lesson plans that increase student achievement. Jane co-presents with two teachers who have used the schema to successfully increase student achievement. GANAG is an approach to creating a lesson plan that is focused on feedback, formative assessment and student engagement.

Participants will learn how to deliver a lesson using GANAG and how to engage students with interactive notebooks and with objective score sheets used as a goal-setting tool. In addition, teachers will learn to formatively assess students and use those data to make instructional changes.

Jane developed the GANAG approach by updating Madeline Hunter’s 7-point template for building lesson plans. Find out how you can build better lesson plans by using a tool that is being adopted by many schools and districts across the U.S. and Canada.

Webinar Topics:

  • How to update your current lesson plans with research-based strategies
  • The 9 high-yield strategies that improve student learning
  • Increasing student self-assessment and metacognition with student scoring sheets
  • How interactive notebooks can improve your students’ organizational skills
  • An active record-keeping tool that you can use as a formative assessment strategy
  • Connecting lessons to the Common Core State Standards, or other curriculum documents
  • Combining daily lessons into a cohesive unit of study


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About the Speaker

Jane E. Pollock

is president of Learning Horizon, Inc., which provides consulting services to schools worldwide that help them improve student learning and teaching practices. She is the author of Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time (2007), Feedback: The Hinge-Factor that Joins Teaching and Learning (2011), i5: Teaching Innovation (2012), and the co-author 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 Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time (2012). A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Jane is a former ESL and general education teacher and school.

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