Tag Archives | John Hattie

Hattie, Problem-based Learning & Performance Tasks

As the calendar turns the page and another year begins, what better time to simultaneously reflect and anticipate. What can you do to improve the teaching and learning environment in your classroom? No matter how masterful your teaching, how enthused your instruction, and how engaged your students, there is always room for improvement. One way […]

Common Core Writing Prompts Too Hard or Teaching & Learning a Step Behind?

  Common Core Anchor Standard #9 states students will “analyze.” However, throughout grade-level standards, most frequent verbs associated with Standard 9 are “compare and contrast.” The verbs analyze, integrate, demonstrate, and synthesize also make occasional appearances in Standard 9. The implications: multiple texts and higher order thinking.   Comparison is the most pervasive cognitive activity […]