Thursday / June 17


Tuesday, September 11, 2001 began as any other day for a principal heading to work. The difference for me was that it was only my second day being the leader of my own building. I remember getting out of my car that morning excited to welcome students, teachers, and parents and to start a new school year. I

Visible Learning

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

The negative effects from teaching during COVID-19 are a hot topic. While there have been positives resulting from the pandemic—especially the need to value and teach self-regulation and to have teachers engage in higher levels of release of

Teaching Methods

 Time devoted to working one-on-one with a learner or with a small group of learners is valuable, particularly in today’s schools and classrooms.  However, we often use this support and time

The effect size for success criteria in John Hattie’s 250+ influences on learning is now 0.88, after the latest meta-analysis was added to the data.  With 0.4 being the

"Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's seat. Then, they get out of the way." - Ben Johnson To tap into the