Visible Learning Part 1: Teachers as Activators of Learning

Visible Learning Part 1: Teachers as Activators of Learning

This is Part 1 of a two-part presentation based on John Hattie's book, "Visible Learning for Teachers". It is intended as a professional development resource for teachers. Part 1 is about teachers as "activators of learning" and explores Hattie's research on effect sizes in relation to teaching practices. It includes a hand-out which the author has developed, based on Hattie's work, and which the basis of a discussion activity during the presentation. The presentation is designed to be delivered over a 1 hour session.
A-TLA-S
Visible Learning Part 2: Teachers as Evaluators of Impact

Visible Learning Part 2: Teachers as Evaluators of Impact

This is Part 2 of a two-part presentation is based on John Hattie's book, "Visible Learning for Teachers". It is intended as a professional development resource for teachers. Part 2 is about teachers as "evaluators of impact". Building on Part 1, it explores the idea that teachers needed to build strategies into lessons to evaluate the learning of everyone in the class. The presentation is designed to be delivered over a 1 hour session.
A-TLA-S
Concept Cartoons - an active learning/assessment strategy

Concept Cartoons - an active learning/assessment strategy

Concept Cartoons offer a great means to stimulate student thinking and discussion - they offer a very powerful active learning/assessment strategy. This presentation is designed to teach teachers about what they are and how to use them. It can be used by individuals, small groups or the whole school.
A-TLA-S
Active Lesson Conclusions

Active Lesson Conclusions

A professional development presentation for use with teachers. The presentation is designed to be delivered over the course of an hour. It covers a range of suggested active learning methodologies which can be used to develop effective lesson conclusions / plenaries.
A-TLA-S
Visible Learning - Teachers as Activators of Learning and Evaluators of Impact

Visible Learning - Teachers as Activators of Learning and Evaluators of Impact

This two-part presentation is based on John Hattie's book, "Visible Learning for Teachers". It is intended as a professional development resource for teachers. Part 1 is about teachers as "activators of learning" and explores Hattie's research on effect sizes in relation to teaching practices. It includes a hand-out which the author has developed, based on Hattie's work, and which the basis of a discussion activity during the presentation. The presentation is designed to be delivered over a 1 hour session. Part 2 is about teachers as "evaluators of impact". Building on Part 1, it explores the idea that teachers needed to build strategies into lessons to evaluate the learning of everyone in the class. The presentation is designed to be delivered over a 1 hour session.
A-TLA-S
Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

A teacher training presentation covering the basics of effective learning and success criteria. It is interactive and designed to stimulate thinking and discuss, as well as exemplifying and modelling good practice.
A-TLA-S
Card Sort template

Card Sort template

Card Sorts are an excellent active learning/assessment activity, encouraging thinking and discussion. This resource is a template designed to support making a Card Sort activity.
A-TLA-S
Balloon Debate template

Balloon Debate template

Balloon debates are an active assessment strategy whereby students are asking to think or to discuss which character they would like thrown out of the balloon, and why. So it's a variation on odd-one-out and is a potentially powerful way to stimulate engagement and debate. For example, in an English/Literacy lesson, that characters names might be from a particular text or they might be to do with grammatical terms e.g. Full Stop, Colon, Semi-Colon and Hyphen. In a Biology lesson, they may be: Heart, Lungs, Brain and Liver. Who should be thrown out of the balloon and why? There is not necessarily a right or wrong answer - is the engagement with the concept which is most important. This template offers teachers a quick means to create Balloon Debates.
A-TLA-S