Carol François shares some popular education myths that have been debunked by John Hattie and Greg Yates in their book Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn.
We have many good schools throughout North America. In too many cases, however, children go each day to a school that is not very good. For all students to attend excellent schools, we need school districts that are learning systems. At Learning Forward, we believe this goal is attainable; however, reaching it requires that all school districts focus more intently on learning.
Stephanie Hirsh recently served on a panel discussion about the TALIS results with several educators. While there is much to explore within the findings, two questions stood out for her.
When we barrel ahead bringing in new information, we're putting a lot of strain on our brains. If we don't take a deep breath and consider where new information fits in with what we know already, says Tracy Crow, we risk losing how to use that new information to grow.
June 20 is Summer Learning Day. Fred Brown shares some insights and research around summer learning.
As we end another school year, Julie Blaine is thinking about how to best fuel her summer learning. Read how she looks to Google to spark ideas on developing organizational strategies that help schools and their leaders deal with change.
A few weeks ago, Learning Forward launched a free resource on our website: The Principal Story Learning Guide, centered on five key practices of effective principals.
Carol François explores how Daniel Pontefract's book, Flat Army, demands we change our habits and mindsets about leading and learning.
In planning her summer learning, Stephanie Hirsh turns to a favorite author, John Kotter. Explore some of his ideas on leadership and change and how his writing can help with transformation.
National education reports often have difficulty getting attention, but that was not the case when the Gallup polling organization released State of America's Schools. Rather than prescribing technocratic approaches for improving education, the report focused on the "human elements" that drive student achievement.