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.
John Hattie's research shows teacher practice influences behaviour and that the teacher student relationship is at the core. The challenge for school leaders, both those in formal leadership roles and teacher leaders, is to support all teachers in the workplace to develop those attributes that will enable them to manage an environment and will maximise student achievement. Read more here.
Are schools really trying to change or are they just tweaking here and there. Change is no longer a single event to map out and go through, in spite of all the popular change models that lead us to think that way. Read more from the Centre for Creative Leadership 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.
What sort of information do you need to help students learn? Teachthought have shared ideas to create smarter, student-centered learning profiles.Read more here.