Raise Your Hand, Answer the Question, and Keep Your Voice Down

Reflections from a human, father, husband, & educator.

The cart is my first two blog posts; the horse is the reason I made those posts (I may have some subject/verb disagreements, but I digress).

I recently introduced the idea of gauging your impact on student achievement, by using the effect size formula, at a couple of training sessions last month. In order to support our teachers, I rushed into summarizing some of John Hattie’s book Visible Learning, as a resource. I then realized that if someone other than teachers from my school looked at this blog, it would seem random; and that’s just not the way I do business. Thus this post, to briefly explain just what is going on, and will continue to go on, on this blog.

The main purpose of this blog is to continue the idea that I learned from Mr. Hattie. We (educators) are able to find our impact on our students’ achievement, and there are ways we can go about it that are better than others (show me the evidence!).

My goal is to create one post per day for the next few weeks that summarize the research Mr. Hattie writes about in the above-mentioned book. I will also add links to this post (and this sentence will cease to exist) that will explain certain items more in depth.  Again, I want to make it clear that I am summarizing a book, nothing more (for now).

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