Today at our all school PD, our administration guided us through a meta-analysis by John Hattie – Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement,
What’s cool about it? The top 4 effective practices as they relate to achievement – and especially #4:
1. Student self report (students)
2. Piagetian Programs (students)
3. Providing formative evaluations (teachers)
4. Micro teaching (teachers).
Yes, we work on #1 in AVID and Spark – getting students to report their grades and reflect on how to improve them
Not sure about Piagetian programs, but maybe that is a topic for future PDs?
Formative Assessments? Yes! Our department co-chairs have planned a day where we can work on this with our grade level colleagues (and summative assessments).
But #4 is pretty similar to lesson study – studying our own teaching and lessons! It’s nice to know we are on the right track in improving student achievement!