Final Summary by Aimee Wheatley
Highlights of my forum entitled ” Visible Learning & John Hattie’s 8 Mindframes”:
-stats show 19 replies from classmates.
- Hattie’s 8 Mindframes were valid and participants felt that they could relate to one or a combination of Hattie’s work.
- Instructors have a direct impact on the success or failure of students.
- A learning environment where the students feel most supported by teachers by means of diagnosing, intervening and reacting contributes most to student achievement.
- A lot of support in regards to mindframe #2 (the success and failure of my students’ learning is about what I do or don’t do, I am a change agent)-received the most votes.
References/Citation for this forum:
- Winston Churchill, “Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.” posted by Elaine Lai
- Hattie’s 8 Mindframes YouTube
- Isabelle Vilm’s reference to a chart regarding top influences on student achivement: click here.
- My own reference to how people learn: click here.
Highlights for my other discussion forum entitled: “Can the Teacher see his or her impact on students’ learning?” include:
-stats: 18 replies
- teachers serve as role models for students.
- self-directed learning is key to lifelong learning.
- instructional strategies and the effective use of this will lead to student understanding and satisfaction.
- disruptive behavior in class can thwart the best teacher, this contradicts Hattie’s work.
- teachers have a direct impact on student achievement.
- Seniority versus Effectiveness: a case for arguing “teachers are best identified by their performance, not by their background or experience.
- Brookfield, S.D. (2006). The skillful teacher: on technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom. (2nd ed.). San Francisco: CA: Jossey-Bass
- Weimer, S. (2012, April 18). Faculty Focus. Teaching with confidence; advice for new faculty.
- Link to movie posted by Jolene:
- Link to World’s Apart book
- Link to Tanya’s post: Ramsey Musallam:
- Link to Talisa’s post on humour in the classroom, & teacher competencies
- Link to Brenda’s post on Teachers Matter.
Final Summary by Piyu Singh
3 discussion threads
- What is Visible Learning? – 15 postings
- Visible learning and Visible Teaching – 4 postings
- What Works? (Thanks Doug for starting the thread) – 8 postings
- Visible learning occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers
- Effective influences related to student achievement are :
- Student self-reporting grades
- Formative evaluation
- Teacher clarity
- Teacher-student relationships
- Meta-cognitive strategies
- Self-verbalization/ questioning
- Teacher professional development
- Problem-solving teaching
- Fostering a good student-teacher relationship works to improve learning
- Positive learning atmosphere welcomes mistakes and this adds to critical thinking and motivation to perform better
- Feedback which support guided learning, provides encouragement
- Visible Learning – consists of contributions to achievement from six factors; The Teacher, The student, The Home, The School, Teaching Approaches and The Curriculum
- Teachers need to provide students with multiple opportunities for developing learning strategies
- The Power and Passion of Teachers Collective Experience :
- Teachers working together as evaluators is an important influences on learning
- The power of moving from what students know now, towards explicit success- by increasing the level of difficulty
- Errors and trust are welcomed as opportunities to learn
- Maximize feedback to teachers about their impact
- Getting the proportions of surface to deep correct
- The Goldilocks Principles of challenge and deliberate practice to attain these challenges –reducing the gap between learning and knowing
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