“The key notion is to focus on the impact of the teacher on the student. The reason why a lot of video and classroom observation do not make much difference is that they focus on how the teacher teaches! Or on reflection – but 80 percent of what happens in the class the teacher does not see or hear. We are using an app “Visible Classroom” – (check their website) – it is free but the version on the Apple store is quite limited and a new release is imminent (but been imminent for some months now) – which is an audio system with immediate reporting back – to help teachers see more through how students see them rather than on their own (biased) refection” (John Hattie, personal communication, April 5, 2018).
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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?