In June 2015, Dr. John Hattie released two reports entitled, What Doesn’t Work in Education: The Politics of Distraction and What Works Best in Education: The Politics of Collaborative Expertise. Dr. Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director of Learning Forward, has a great blog post about these two reports in EdWeek. In case that link doesn’t work for you, you can access a pdf version at this link: https://goo.gl/5Y6Ykb.
Some key points to highlight from the discussion about Hattie’s work include:
When the Learning Forward conference was here in Nashville in December 2014, I had the opportunity to be in a session with Dr. John Hattie. He challenged us all to “Know Thy Impact.” By using data and focusing on meaningful talk about addressing root causes and monitoring our progress, we can better answer that question.
However, building a collaborative culture does not happen overnight. We must all work together to build our capacity to have meaningful collaborative conversations where data is at the center to ensure we are addressing root causes and not “surface level” issues.
What strategies are working for you and your team in building your capacity for leveraging collaborative expertise?
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Here’s to a great week!
Hirsh, S. (2015, November 18). Leverage the power of collaborative expertise. EdWeek Blog. Retrieved from http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning_forwards_pd_watch/2015/11/leverage_the_power_of_collaborative_expertise.html
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