Belief, Part III

A couple weeks ago I shared John Hattie’s recently updated list of the most profound influencers of student achievement. (Here is a link to that list if you want to see it again: Visible LearningPlus 250+ Influencers of Student Achievement) Hattie identifies “Collective teacher efficacy” and “Teacher estimates of achievement” as two of the highest … Continue reading Belief, Part III


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