“Focus continually on what you mean by impact and evidence you will seek to understand and defend your expectations of impact; make sure impact is not only about achievement but also about the love of learning by the students in the class; seek collaborations to have debates about this impact. Yes, the first few years are tough as you have to think about everything (later you will overlearn some aspects so as to have working memory to apply to other tasks) so share, share, and share. It is a pity there is no organization, no conference, and too little induction to help teachers navigate the first 1-3 years – they are the hardest but when you survive them you will have every opportunity to truly join a wonderful profession and enhance so many students lives. Of course, the students in your first three years can be the most to gain – while you continually question your impact, worry about their learning, and are so hungry to improve” (John Hattie, personal communication, August 19, 2018).
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- What is your take on the impact of praise as reward?
- What kind of effect does passion of a teacher actually have on his/her pupils? (Are they more willing to learn in order to impress their teacher, more interested,…?)
- Do data walls have the support of most (any?) esteemed education academics?
- Is there some metric you would suggest I try to use personally to determine where my time would be best suited at these two schools with 4 classrooms of kindergarten students eager to learn to read?
- What is evidence-based practice for Resource Teacher of Learning Behavior? There appears to be very little independent research.
- How important is the feedback between teachers and students?
- What are the five most influential factors on student learning? (And, why?)
- I would like further information on the Diagnose, Intervention, Evaluation (DIE) Model, in terms of training student teachers.
- What initial steps should be taken by a teacher wishing to implement visible learning in the classroom?
- What indicators show the teachers that they are on the right track or that they must make a change?