If you’ve ever been to a museum, you may have noticed that items on display are organized in specific ways. Displays, by design, pique interest, evoke emotion, or urge action unique to each individual’s experiences. The way items are grouped together, the exhibit label, the
The following is an excerpt from “As Good As Gold? Why We Focus on the Wrong Drivers in Education,” the first in the new series of Gold Papers by John Hattie and Arran Hamilton. Read an earlier excerpt, “The Limits of Lesson Observation.”
High-stakes assessment has
We need a particular type of innovation, the kind that makes the world a better place. This generation of young people needs to solve problems with a level of complexity and magnitude rarely seen over the course of human history.
Pollution and contamination of the environment,
Does this sound familiar?
Your student has a meltdown when asked to comply with a request. It feels “out of the blue” but you’re just learning more about your students this year and so you aren’t sure if this is typical. Your first action once all
An excerpt from the progress story of Konocti Unified School District, Clearlake, California
Konocti Unified School District in northern California has a hard-working staff. The Visible Learningplus school change process, based on Professor John Hattie’s research, is helping the school system work hard in key target
For the past five years my organization, InnovateEd, has supported a network of 30 school districts from across California to develop cultures, build capacity, and create coherent systems. We use a framework for systemic improvement to guide efforts at the district, school, and classroom levels toward creating a coherent system of continuous improvement. My new book, Districts on
When learners can articulate what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they know they will be successful, they possess clarity about their learning (see, Almarode & Vandas, 2018; Fisher, Frey, Amador, & Assof, 2018). Clarity in teaching and learning makes a
Dive Into Deep Learning: Tools for Engagement by Joanne Quinn, Joanne McEachen, Michael Fullan, Mag Gardner, and Max Drummy was published in August 2019. This easy-to-use guide is loaded with tools, tips, protocols and real world examples of how to design and measure progress in
Even if you know where you are going, the pathway to arrive at that destination heavily depends are on your starting point. This has never been more obvious to me than during my interactions with Tessa and Jackson, my two children. Getting dressed, brushing teeth,
Many teachers have shared with us their successes in implementing the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (Smith and Stein, 2018). Starting with Setting Goals and Selecting Tasks, and moving through Anticipating, Monitoring, Selecting, Sequencing, and Connecting, the 5 Practices provide concrete guidelines about