I have always been intrigued by John Hattie’s work on what influences student achievement. Hattie and his Visible Learning team have compiled information from tens of thousands of studies which include research on millions of students. Hattie recently released an updated list of the most profound influencers of student achievement earlier this month. Here is … Continue reading Belief

I Understand

Recently, I witnessed an interaction between a student and a staff member. The adult and the student were discussing a personal issue that the student was having and the student was getting increasingly frustrated. During the conversation the adult was trying their best to show empathy and kept saying, “I understand.” Finally, the student reaching … Continue reading I Understand