Tag: John Hattie

Working with two teachers who had worked in a co-teaching position, we talked about taking advantage of learning from peers in the same classroom.  I suggested it would be beneficial to ask each other specific focal points to get feedback on, such as are students actively engaged and empowered in their learning (not just on … [Read more…]

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Last week a teacher told me how excited she was to see the seemingly endless strategies teachers can use in helping students grow (see previous post).
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As we talked about John Hattie’s list together, I began to think about how helpful it may be to focus on some of his specific strategies for more clarification.

Let’s start at the top of the list: The first strategy from Hattie’s list is “self-reported grades”, so here are three takeaways I wanted to pass along—one from a Hattie summary, one from my own experience, and a third from teachers at my school: Read More 3 Tips on Student Self-Reported Grades

Too often in education, we make decisions based on things like perception, feel, what people say, or who shouts the loudest. In a time when school budgets and resources are stretched to the limit, it’s vital for us to make sure that we have a base in research so that we may cut through the “educational BS” and find the high-yield strategies that really do make a difference to student achievement.

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