"A growth mindset isn't just about effort" says Carol Dweck. "Perhaps the most common misconception is simply equating the growth mindset with effort. Certainly, effort is key for students' achievement, but it's not the only thing". Read more here.
Research shows good interaction between teachers and pupils is crucial for learning. A program where students give teachers feedback on their techniques is gaining traction. Read more here.
Teaching visible learners to understand how to learn is very different than teaching them content. The takeaways for teachers probably start with the role of the student in the learning process: voice, choice, personalization, self-direction, project-based learning, and other low-hanging fruit of current trends in learning. Read more from Terry Heick here.
If we expect students to spend more time reading at levels that a truly challenging for them, what, apart from very careful and extremely skilled teaching, do they require? We would all want children to grow as readers — to stretch and to challenge themselve and also can just relax with the familiar and enjoyable. Read more from Daniel Katz here.
Making learning visible is enhanced when you apply great pedagogy and think about the why of technology first rather than the what. Read CORE education blog to help clarify your thinking here.
Claire Amos from Hobsonville Point Secondary School are developing visible learners by developing student agency-students who are owning their learning. She describes how a sense of ownership and taking responsibility for learning is incorporated into the culture of the school and into the programmes they offer. Watch here.