Have you ever wondered what really makes a difference in student learning? Over a decade ago John Hattie released Visible Learning, as an attempt to get at educational efficacy. Hattie looked at factors from student home life to teacher preparation programs and developed an effect size for each of these factors. The effect size can be calculated as such:
The meta-analysis showed that the average effect size was .4, so, thus, anything with an effect size of over .4 is considered to be positively contributing to student growth in the zone of desired effects - the “hinge point”.
But how do these instructional practices translate to a tech-rich classroom environment? This month we will be exploring high effect size instructional strategies and how to incorporate technology into those high effect size instructional strategies. The strategies that we will be featuring this month include:
- March 4th: Questioning (.68 effect size)
- March 11th: Jigsaw Method (1.2 effect size)
- March 18th: Reciprocal Teaching (.74 effect size)
- March 25th: Concept Mapping (.64 effect size)
So flip that calendar and get ready to get your March on!
Digital Learning Consultants