What really matters

Brilliant blog post. The top tips seem to include: teaching by analogy, enabling learning by rote, and encouraging growth mindset, among other things. Worth a read, and perhaps implementing… (!)

talesbehindtheclassroomdoor

Why do 95% of teachers not know about what really works in the classroom? Why are the media and politicians even more clueless? According to Mike Bell, who runs the Evidence-Based Teachers’ Network (EBTN), very few people are actually aware of the teaching techniques that are proven to work across all the age ranges and subjects. Bell feels this is because we don’t live in a culture which values assessing the evidence. We prefer to argue and disagree rather than come to a consensual point of view based on the best evidence before us.
I have to confess that until recently I was not aware of the full range of work that has been done which shows that there are some really effective, simple teaching techniques that consistently work. Sure, I was aware of John Hattie’s seminal research studies but I have to confess that I’d found his book

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