“This year is a mulligan.” The analogy, a golf term to describe a do-over for a shot, is hard to hear from a colleague, and even harder to admit that there is a lot of truth in what they say.
With the pandemic significantly impacting people’s
The following is an excerpt from “Education Cargo Cults Must Die” by John Hattie and Arran Hamilton. To download the full white paper and others in the Corwin Educator Series, click here.
High-stakes assessment has been an important rite of passage throughout much of human history. Many ancient cultures and tribal societies
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.
In many education systems, it is a mandatory requirement that every teacher
I am deeply troubled that many state laws continue to require consideration of change in annual accountability test score as an indicator of student growth for teacher evaluation. This is a patently indefensible policy for a variety of reasons. Now, don’t get me wrong. I believe it is possible to consider
“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
It’s never a great moment when a coachee comes back after trying something you suggested to find out it didn’t work. Or is it? In a recent conversation with a school leader who was facing a performance challenge, he expressed the following concern:
“So, I did
Whether you’re working with high-performing teachers or struggling teachers—or those in between—a performance conversation can bring with it much anxiety. That was definitely the case when a concerned school-level leader approached me about an upcoming meeting with a struggling teacher. He had been working with
This is the last of a four part series on increasing the effectiveness of the teacher evaluation process. To learn more about the reason why this blog series is necessary, check out the original post outlining this work can which be found here.
I am extremely
This is the third of a four part series on increasing the effectiveness of the teacher evaluation process. The original post outlining this work can be found here and provides the groundwork for why teacher evaluation must be ‘fixed.’ This post speaks to three quick
A few weeks ago I published a blog post (found here) lamenting reasons why teacher evaluation must change. The issue is compelling.
BUT - nobody wants to only hear about what is wrong with something. In our district, we refer to this behavior as “admiring the