Is pedagogy just a fancy word for teaching? Partly, but it is also much more. What Is Pedagogy? Pedagogy includes but goes beyond the notion of teaching. It encompasses everything a teacher does to help students learn. And, pedagogy is focused on helping children to learn. Andragogy is a similar concept, but it is focused […]
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In 2009, John Hattie published his landmark book Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. He soon became known as the go-to-guru for all things education. But what does it all mean for classroom teachers and school leaders? The answer, quite a lot – but you need to be careful. […]
You may have heard about deliberate practice and the high impact it has on student achievement. But what does it involve? And should you make use of it?
The conceptual change process is powerful. But what does involve? And, how and when should you use it. This article outlines the 4 step process.
As a teacher, would you like to have even more impact on your students’ learning than you do already? If so, then this article on high-impact teaching strategies is for you. Research shows that most of the teaching strategies that you use have a positive impact on students’ learning. Yet, some teaching strategies have a […]
Teaching fractions is critical. Yet, students often struggle to master the concept of fractions. You can help these students by using the conceptual change process. Mastery of fractions is one of the strongest predictors of success in high-school mathematics and helps in areas such as algebra. Therefore, it is vital that your students understand fractions. Common Errors Errors occur at the surface level. Common errors include: Adding (or subtracting) […]
Teacher clarity allows you to have a much larger impact on how well your students achieve. But this clarity involves more than most people think. Discover ..
Today, we know quite a lot about how our emotions work. Emotionally intelligent teaching involves using this insight in intelligent ways.
John Hattie calls on teachers to ‘know thy impact’, but what does this mean? Discover 3 steps that will help you know the impact you have on your students.
As a new teacher, your 1st day with your own class is exciting, nerve-racking, and incredibly important. Here are 10 things you must know before that day.