Proven Ways to Enhance the Impact You Have On Kids
Who wants to have an even larger effect on how well students do at school?
Of course, most teachers do, and that is why I created this practical, evidence-based tutorial. And, knowing how pressed for time teachers are, I’ve kept it short and sweet.
You have probably heard that teachers can have a large and positive impact on how well their students do at school. It’s true – but it’s not the whole truth. The reality is that not all teachers do. Some teachers have a much greater effect on their students than other teachers have. It’s not because they work harder than their colleagues do – they do work hard, but so do most teachers. They have a larger impact because of the way that they approach their work as a teacher.
Studies that take into account all the available evidence on teacher effectiveness suggest that students placed with high-performing teachers will progress three times as fast as those placed with low-performing teachers. Barber & Mourshed, 2007
Evidence based teaching shows you how to approach your work in ways that help kids to get the best results they possibly can. So let’s begin.
It All Starts With You
Evidence shows that your knowledge and your passion help students to do even better at school. We need passionate people, who know about evidence-based approaches to teaching. We need you.
- Why Your Passion Matters to Kids
- How Treating Teaching As A Science Can Boost Results By 38 Percentile Points
Relationships Get Results
The nature of your relationships with your students has a huge and lasting impact on how well they do at school. Therefore, high-performance relationships are an essential aspect of evidence based teaching.
The Backbone of Great Lessons
Not all lessons are equal, as some types of lesson have far more impact on students’ results than others. Here we explore the core evidence based teaching strategies.
- Explicit Teaching: An Underused Lesson Structure That Delivers Results
- Feedback: The First Secret John Hattie Revealed
Other Evidence Based Teaching Strategies
Of course, there are other evidence based teaching strategies that you can use to enhance the impact you have on your students’ results.
You may be surprised by what the research says about some common beliefs held by many teachers.