Monthly Archives: July 2012

Research Summary – Visible Learning (John Hattie)

There have been literally hundred’s of thousands of studies on what works in education, teaching and learning.  However, no one wants to read through pages of dry and boring dissertations to figure out what works. As a result, most of … Continue reading

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Researched Based Instructional Strategy: Cornell Notes

Taking effective notes is an essential aspect of effective student learning.  It is also a critical skill for helping students become college and career ready. However, most of us spend little, if any, time reflecting on whether the methods teach … Continue reading

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Find Your Greatness (Nike Commercial)

“Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is reserved for the chosen few. The truth is greatness is for all of us.  This is not about lowering expectations.  This is about raising them for all of us. Greatness is not in … Continue reading

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Resources on Instructional Best Practices

Check out this website for a lot of great ideas and resources for instruction. These are best practices that are grounded in the research.

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The Most Effective Instructional Strategies (Research Summary by Marzano)

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Why Your Students Should Blog in Your Classroom

Check out this incredible post by Miachael Drennon on the UK site Teacher Network Blog.  Click here to view the posting!

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Success: How Bad Do You Want It? (incredible video)

An incredible speech by Speech by Eric Thomas (AKA The Hip Hop Preacher) with video clips of a football player working out.  This video is inspirational, challenging and a bit scary… most people settle for mediocrity because they don’t want to … Continue reading

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Athena Macro Data Charts

The chart below is glimpse in to the degree to which students at Athena are on track towards graduation. You will notice charts regarding credit accrual, exam completion, attendance and class size. For the purpose of this data “12th” refers … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Change Leader (by Michael Fullan)

I just finished a great book called Change Leader by Michael Fullan.  Below you will find an overview of the book.  If yoga re interested in reading the full summary click here. Premise of the Book: Learning to lead change … Continue reading

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