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Leadership

How can you tell if your school system has a culture that enables innovation? If you’re an education leader aiming to transform teaching and learning to better serve all students, do a quick culture check by considering these scenarios:  If teachers want to work together on instructional design or assessment strategies, do they have space and time for shared planning? Can they collaborate across

Visible Learning

Evidence of impact lies at the heart of Visible Learning.  What is the evidence this is working?  What is the evidence this is not working? 

Airport book stands and Amazon recommendations are full of business books about the wisdom of the crowd, how to get teams operating successfully, and the importance of leading

Why do meta-analyses of summer school suggest that it’s not very useful in ensuring students’ learning?  If you follow John Hattie’s work, you know that

Teaching Methods

How can you tell if your school system has a culture that enables innovation? If you’re an education leader aiming to transform teaching and learning to better serve all

One common formative assessment method is a whole-class Q&A session. Done right, it can provide you with valuable information; not done right, it can provide

The question-and-answer format is a valuable teacher tool.  It allows us to check students’ understanding of what they have learned and to probe their thoughts