“Too often teacher provide feedback to other teachers about ‘how to’ teach or how to create better resources, whereas the more optimal feedback is to help them evaluate their impact. Recall Graham Nuthall’ s (2003) research where he showed about 80 percent of what happens in a class a teacher neither sees or hears – so how can other teachers aid in helping the teacher ‘see’ the other 80 percent. As we argue in our recent book (Hattie & Clarke, 2019) on feedback, the core notions are ‘Where are we going?’ ‘How are we going?’ and most important ‘Where to next’? Hence feedback that helps develop or query the adequacy and appropriateness of the success criteria (Where am I going?), the excellent diagnosis of students’ current capabilities and their progress (How am I going?) and critique of the next best steps in light of the diagnosis and progress (Where to next?) is the most powerful” (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?