Why are so many of our teachers and schools so successful?
Or conversely, why are so many of our teachers and schools so unsuccessful?
Here’s an interesting 15 minute video featuring John Hattie and his work on Visible Learning.
The upshot is that there is much that we can do that affects educational outcomes positively.
But there is also much that society concentrates it’s educational discussions around that has little impact on achievement.
Consequently, the questions I ask myself focus on how much expertise is in a particular school community, who are the experts and what makes them experts.
In other words, in terms of achievement, what works?
Food for thought.