Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 5: Students as World Changers, Testing and Assessments

Supercharge Your Classroom in 5 Steps

This blog first appeared on Corwin Connect. Education researcher John Hattie’s ground-breaking research about the factors that influence student achievement gives us much to think about in terms of our habits and practices. It helps us to prioritize initiatives, counteract negative influences, and get rid of practices – such as retaining students – that show little evidence… Continue reading Supercharge Your Classroom in 5 Steps

Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding

What does it look like to teach students to learn conceptually?

Last week we posted a general outline of teaching students to learn conceptually. Today we apply the outline to an actual class -- 6th grade social studies. Here's the context: The teacher worries that it might feel abrupt to suddenly begin being explicit about conceptual learning in the middle of the unit. A potential solution?… Continue reading What does it look like to teach students to learn conceptually?