What works in education – Hattie’s list of the greatest effects and why it matters | Granted, and... [UPDATE February 2015: Over the past few years, numerous people have commented on my last paragraph as being an overstated and overheated conclusion, unwarranted by the data and of no help in advancing reform. Fair enough: I have come to think that they are correct. So, a new concluding comment is attached, with the old concluding paragraph available for inspection. I agree with my critics: there is no need to pile on teachers in this era of teacher-bashing – and it was not my point. My point was to say: we can improve learning, so let’s do it.] [UPDATE 11/2014: There have been recent reports suggesting that some of Hattie’s math is flawed. I have been a fan of John Hattie’s work ever since I encountered Visible Learning. Perhaps most importantly, Hattie was able to identify a ‘hinge point’ (as he calls it) from exhaustively comparing everything: the effect size of .40. The caveat in any meta-anlysis, of course, is that we have little idea as to the validity of the underlying research.
Promoting Literacy in Early Childhood, Video | A Blog for Principals and Teachers - School Matters Confessions of a Former SAT Hater Ask a progressive educator about standardized tests, and more often than not you will receive a negative response. Ask more specifically about the SATs, and you... The SAT Controversy The news that the SAT’s will be modified to more appropriately accord with today’s high school academic experience has been met with both strong approval... Charter Schools: Bipartisanship Rises Up in Washington DC! I was pleased to join Minnesota Congressman John Kline, chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, as he announced new federal charter schools legislation... Flipped Classrooms: Educational Revolution or Unrealistic Mistake? Hertz Furniture video blogger Mor Rossler discusses the flipped classroom. Eliminating Racial Inequality in our Schools “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their... Video: Inquiry-Based Learning vs. Just Google it!
Hattie and Yates – Visible Learning and The Science of How we Learn. Section 1 Review. I’ve been ill this week; so ill in fact that for a couple of days I could not stand up. But I could tweet and read and so thankfully, I had a chance to start reading the latest book by John Hattie, written in collaboration with cognitive scientist Greg Yates. It is a hefty tome. These are chapter summaries with little personal comment. Chapter One – The Willingham Thesis. Dan Willingham’s work has gained significant attention in recent years and he is one of the names frequently quoted by Michael Gove as justification for his educational policies. Hattie summarises the ideas of Willingham simply – our brains are not designed to think. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. This thesis is well summarised by Hattie and indeed has led to a strong movement in education in support of a core knowledge curriculum – i.e. that the ‘answer’ must lie in giving children knowledge and then making them practice that knowledge. Chapter 2 – Is Knowledge an Obstacle to Teaching? Chapter 3 – The Teacher-Student Relationship
138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list John Hattie developed a way of synthesizing various influences in different meta-analyses according to their effect size (Cohen’s d). In his ground-breaking study “Visible Learning” he ranked 138 influences that are related to learning outcomes from very positive effects to very negative effects. Hattie found that the average effect size of all the interventions he studied was 0.40. Therefore he decided to judge the success of influences relative to this ‘hinge point’, in order to find an answer to the question “What works best in education?” Originally, Hattie studied six areas that contribute to learning: the student, the home, the school, the curricula, the teacher, and teaching and learning approaches. John Hattie updated his list of 138 effects to 150 effects in Visible Learning for Teachers (2011), and more recently to a list of 195 effects in The Applicability of Visible Learning to Higher Education (2015).
Would You Let Your Baby Do This? Posted by janet on Nov 23rd, 2011 There’s a certain ubiquitous playground apparatus that has always given me the willies. Luckily, my children never seemed drawn to it. My nervousness may well have made them wary. Even if we’ve trained ourselves to remain calm, just observe and spot, our children know. So when a mom from one of my RIE Parent/Infant Guidance Classes (in which we strongly advise and encourage natural gross motor development) sent me a video of her 15 month old skillfully mastering this piece of equipment, my response after blinking several times was you’ve got to be kidding. Hi Janet, I’ve missed being at your class but R. is really getting great at enjoying his independent play. Anyway, I know you know that R. has always been very into climbing. Have a great week! Note that this boy is not only physically fearless and able, he is also relaxed, focused, centered, aware and confident. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. “It turns out nature has a plan, and it’s a good one. Share and Enjoy
Using data to improve learning How to Show Kids You Care Over the years, Search Institute has sold more than six million copies of 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care, a simple yet powerful poster. Like all of Search Institute’s work, the poster translates scientific research into simple, actionable ways that adults can make a positive difference in young people’s lives. A Search Institute team recently visited the Woodson Kindergarten Center in Austin, Minnesota, where the students helped us re-imagine the ideas on the poster. If you could use a quick reminder of why caring for young people is always worth your time, click here to meet the kindergarteners: In 2014, Search Institute will release important new studies and tools that put research to work on behalf of kids. For every donation of $25 or more that we receive through the end of 2013, Search Institute will donate a pack of 150 Ways posters to a school or program that primarily serves young people who live in poverty.