Often, we combat time constraints by teaching more to the whole class, while interacting less through small groups or one-to-one. Yet doing so creates more teaching-to-the-middle and less individualization.
So how do we move toward more individualized learning opportunities within our time constraints? Small-group reading experiences!
In this three-part series, I write a lot about three of my favorite educational words and concepts: PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, and INTENTION. Each represents power-packed strategies that are a result of my research, evidence, and experience; they are the ‘how tos’ that finish incomplete, well-meaning educational
I returned to my beloved school this year for preservice week prepared for all of the typical professional development and administrivia: write your emergency sub plans by this day, submit your long-range plans by this day, here are the updates from the curriculum office, please
The Visible Learning research concluded that feedback has a powerful effect on student learning. During his recent webinar, Professor Hattie asked attendees to send in their questions related to feedback. Read his first post answering your questions here.
What role does self-assessment/self-evaluation have in giving/receiving feedback?
Choice, Color, Comfort, and Collaboration
What type of classroom works best to engage ALL learners?
How does this classroom look and sound?
How do the learners feel?
What will they gain from being in this environment?
Will this experience prepare them for future educational endeavors and
“I hate being observed.”
That is how a teacher of the year, Justin Minkel, started his recent blog – and, it got our attention. However, we learn every day that he is not alone. After reading our new book, Feedback to Feed Forward, last month, a
Both knowledge and paint have no use until applied. I’ve always liked this adage, perhaps because as a teacher and a parent, I see firsthand that knowledge… is not enough. Application is everything or to use the trendy term du jour, transfer, is the hallmark
As an educator, chances are you’ve come across a student who’s nearly there – you can see their A+ paper in the making or that admissions essay that is sure to secure their place at their dream college. Often this student seeks out your feedback,
Professor John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that effective feedback, combined with effective instruction, improves the rate of learning by a factor of 2! During his webinar a few weeks ago, John Hattie explained how to distinguish between effective and ineffective feedback, and shed
We all know at least one person who, when they have their mind set to do something, nothing stops them. Their mind becomes SET on accomplishing the tasks or actions needed to reach their goals and it almost seems easy for them. They effortlessly align their