21 May 2015 in Visible Learners

The key to effective learning: metacognition. Metacognition (or thinking about thinking) is the secret to and driving force behind all effective according to the National Academy of Sciences.  How do your students think about their thinking?  Read more here.

04 May 2015 in Visible Learners

What factor is very important in student achievement? Mike Kuczala talks about the value of movement in teaching and learning.

Watch his video here

29 Apr 2015 in Visible Learners

Valerie Strauss promotes Alfie Kohns opinion on how we can teach (or raise) the kind of children whose first and last response to directives is not likely to be, “Well, like it or not, that’s the rule now, so there’s nothing we can do.”

Read more here

14 Apr 2015 in Visible Learners

Motivation, ownership and engagement through learner led research has meant children own their own progress. Read more about the work of Stephen Heppell and his project research here.

13 Apr 2015 in Visible Learners

Eric Marcos has found that demonstrating learningthrough online videos in this way is a better fit for learners who might not have done well in a traditional setting. Read more about how these passionate visible learners are teaching each other here.

10 Apr 2015 in Visible Learners

Dialogue allows us to listen to students about what they did or didn’t do and the reasons why. Used well it will promote collaboration and will impact on a school's culture. Read more here.

08 Apr 2015 in Visible Learners

 Gerald Aungst shows us how to create a culture of problem solving using a framework that will allow your students to grow into mathematical thinkers and sophisticated problem solvers here.

07 Apr 2015 in Visible Learners

Students need to be taught to own their learning, including reporting to parents and caregivers. An example of this is putting students in the driver’s seat of their own education is extended in student led parent-teacher conferences. Read how the principles of deeper learning have been applied here.

01 Apr 2015 in Visible Learners

Tim Clarke says the stigma of failure needs to be replaced with the freedom, confidence and support to grow. To learn from failures but not to be defined by them. How can we as educators expect our students to be able to do so if we cannot ourselves? Read why here.

16 Mar 2015 in Visible Learners

Hermann Ebbinghaus's memory research named the 'forgetting curve' helps us with strategies to develop visible learners. If you are going to remember something you read – there is a need for lots of repetition in order to retain that information long-term (or even short-term). Read more here.