What is your goal?
This is a question I pose to teachers whenever they ask my advice about a lesson or when I am trying to find out more about what’s going on in a classroom before I come in to guest teach.
Sara Holbrook and I
In 1970, an actor played a lecturer, aptly named “Dr. Fox” at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Fox was presented as an expert in the field of Game Theory and proceeded to present a lecture that included, by design, a high dose of excessive
Walk into almost any classroom and you’ll observe teachers asking questions, calling on students who raise their hands, and evaluating the respondents’ answers as to their correctness. This right-answer orientation to classroom questioning relegates a potentially powerful assessment strategy to an uninviting, low-impact routine for
As mentioned in today’s post, July is Visible Learning month on Corwin Connect! If you’re not already familiar with John Hattie’s Visible Learning work and want to learn more, here’s the list of all relevant books to help you get started! These books cover both
There's plenty of information available on assessment; often about how teachers can use data more effectively and why the newest policies and tests will improve learning outcomes. But rarely does this take into account the foundations of best practice in assessment.
John Hattie, known for his
Education trends may come and go, but the conclusions of John Hattie’s Visible Learning research have remained largely unchanged over the years. The research is clear about what works and what doesn't when it comes to raising student achievement.
Ready to stop asking “what works?” and
The opening sentence in our new book, Visible Learning for Literacy, says “Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design.” There is so much behind this deceptively simple statement. For example, the opening phrase every student conveys one of our core
Helping Students Develop the Traits of an Effective Learner
Professor John Hattie notes in Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning (Routledge, 2012) the importance of going beyond the parking lot and confines of a school to make sure parents are invited into understanding the
Developing Effective & Assessment Capable Learners
The Visible Learning research from Professor John Hattie has opened our eyes to the importance of two critical actions all educators must take:
Always viewing learning through the eyes of our students
Consistently monitoring the impact of our actions on
This post was originally published on Finding Common Ground.
We all teach, lead, and learn under different Mindframes. They envelope our personal lives as well as into our professional conversations. John Hattie, someone I have worked with for the last year and a half as a