Pedagogy: What It Is & Why Matters?

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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 … Read more

John Hattie, Visible Learning & Beyond

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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.   … Read more

6 High-Impact Teaching Strategies

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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 … Read more

Teaching for Conceptual Change: Fractions

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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) both … Read more

Teacher Credibility: Why It Matters & How To Build It

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Understanding Teacher Credibility Teacher credibility matters! When your students view you as a credible teacher, they are more likely to do well in school. The importance of a speaker’s credibility has been discussed since Aristotle. Yet, it is only more recently that researchers have started exploring its relationship to students’ learning. In 2009, Amber Finn … Read more