John Hattie's research shows teacher practice influences behaviour and that the teacher student relationship is at the core. The challenge for school leaders, both those in formal leadership roles and teacher leaders, is to support all teachers in the workplace to develop those attributes that will enable them to manage an environment and will maximise student achievement. Read more here.
What sort of information do you need to help students learn? Teachthought have shared ideas to create smarter, student-centered learning profiles.Read more here.
Change is a prerequisite for improvement. Three things are emphasized― identifying teachers’ strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity―as a gateway to enhanced student achievement. Listen here as Dr. Rod Berger discusses the role reflection plays in ones’ professional development and effectiveness in the classroom with Peter Hall here.
High grades and test scores are not reliable indicators of resourcefulness.Teachers provide environments that foster resourcefulness when they encourage students to plan, strategize, prioritize, set goals, seek resources, and monitor their progress.Read how here.
In order to learn we have to fail but how do we encourage this more in schools for both staff and learners? Understanding more about how the brain changes when we learn provides us with some useful ideas in this article here.
Discovery methods have a role to play, but in the crucial Grades 1 to 6, direct instruction should dominate according to Professor Sullivan from Toronto. However, it needs to be coupled with effective feedback and include structured assignments of increasing difficulty together with group and individual tutorials. Read more here.