So you’ve graduated and landed a job – congratulations! You have made the first step in what can be one of the most rewarding professions around. The alarming news is that not all new teachers make it. In fact, research1Ewing, R., & Manuel, J. (2005). Retaining Early Career Teachers In The Profession: New Teacher Narratives. Change: […]
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 […]
To answer this question, you must understand the core aspects of both approaches. A Quick Definition of Whole Language & Direct Instruction Whole Language In whole language, students learn words, letters, sounds and skills within a meaningful context. Direct Instruction Teachers who use Direct Instruction explicitly teach specific knowledge and skills before guiding students to apply them within […]
Being able to read is critical to success in later life, while illiteracy is often a pathway to unnecessary hurdles and issues in life. Therefore, teaching children to read is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, many dedicated teachers have been misled by menacing misconceptions about reading instruction. In this article, you will discover more about 4 […]
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 ..
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 the Aristotle. Yet, it is only more recently that researchers have started exploring its relationship to students’ learning. In 2009, Amber Finn and her […]