Hattie & His High Impact Strategies for Teachers

In his book, Hattie synthesised over 500,000+ studies related to student achievement. This expansive synthesis concluded that: Teachers can make a difference even in challenging circumstances Most teaching practices have some degree of positive impact on learning Some teaching practices have far more impact than others Some factors and practices have a negative impact on … Read more

Homework: How to Make It All Worthwhile

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Homework is the bane of many people’s lives. Teachers hate setting it, let alone marking it Students hate doing it Parents hate ensuring it done (and trying to work out what it is that the teacher really wants) So why do we bother? Let’s have a look. Homework or No Homework Most schools require teachers to … Read more

Plain Old Good Teaching

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There are a lot of elaborate theories and vogue words that try to describe what good teaching entails. Sadly, some of them have little, if any grounding in evidence at all. Others do, but they are difficult to carry out and their effects are small. A teacher has limited time, and this makes your time a valuable commodity. When you choose … Read more