“I recall my most influential teacher – Mr Tomlinson was very strict in discipline, but he had a mission to leave no student behind. He worked hard (and made us too work hard) to ensure we not only knew what was in front of us, but know where we were going. Did he exhibit the usual manifestations of passion – probably not, but his passion was to impact on us. We must not confuse passion with excitement, ra-ra, or a particular method; but with a deep abiding commitment to change the learning lives of all students in a most positive manner” (John Hattie, personal communication, February 16, 2016).
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- In examining your research on teacher-student relationships, in 2009 and 2011, the effect size of teacher-student relationships was 0.72. In 2015, the effect size dropped to 0.52. Just curious, as to what you attribute the drop in effect size?
- What is microteaching?
- I am very interested in using micro-teaching with my staff to improve their impact on student achievement next year. Do you know of any articles to read or schools or people that I can contact that have been practicing micro-teaching effectively?
- Do you think there should be opportunities for staff to learn about data analysis?
- Is being passionate something that we can learn?
- In your book you are talking about passion as a key element in teaching. What are the characteristics of this passion? How is one able to recognize a passionate teacher?
- Can teaching be effective even without passion? Why (not)?
- Have you been influenced by teacher? If yes, how did he/she actually influence you?
- What should I as an educator focus on?
- Where do you start to ensure that you are not repeating what has already been taught?