Visible Learning Day by Day: Hands-On Teaching Tools Proven to Increase Student Achievement

Visible Learning Day by Day: Hands-On Teaching Tools Proven to Increase Student Achievement

by Felicia Durden Ed.D.


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Visible Learning Day by Day: Hands-On Teaching Tools Proven to Increase Student Achievement by Felicia Durden Ed.D.

Be a Better Teacher

You want the best for your students. But how do you know which techniques really work? Visible Learning Day by Day has the answers. Packed with 50 proven strategies, this workbook provides classroom-ready worksheets, resources and self-evaluations to help you implement visible learning in:

• Collaboration with educators
• Teacher clarity and goal setting
• Parent communication
• Math and literacy programs
• Instruction planning
• Classroom management
• Assessment and grading

This innovative approach to teaching makes students active participants in their own education. Visible learning will improve your student’s growth by making the teaching process open and accessible to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612437651
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 02/11/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 137,764
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Felicia Durden Ed.D is an accomplished Educator with over seventeen years experience in Education. She holds her Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership, Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature. Dr. Durden has taught grades K-12, served as an Assistant Director of Reading and Writing and currently serves as Principal in a large urban school district in Arizona. She has taught courses in Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction at the College level as an adjunct instructor for over 10 years. Dr. Durden has a passion for assisting student growth in reading and writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Use this Book 2

How Is This Book Organized? 2

Chapter 1 A Brief Overview of Visible Learning 5

What Is Visible Learning? 5

Who Is John Hattie? 5

What Is Meta-Analysis? 6

What Is Effect Size, and How Is It Measured? 6

Hattie's Rankings 8

Doesn't Everything Work? 9

Why Should I Care About Hattie's Study? 10

Chapter 2 Growth Mindset and Visible Learning Research 11

Goal Setting 12

Expectations 15

Self-Verbalization and Self-Questioning 18

Motivation 20

Growth Mindset Recap 21

Chapter 3 Collaboration and Visible Learning Research 22

How Does Collaboration Benefit Schools? 23

Making Time for Collaboration 24

Suggestions for Collaboration 27

How Do We Get Teachers Excited About Collaboration? 30

Chapter 4 Teacher Clarity and Visible Learning Research 32

Why Is Teacher Clarity So Important? 33

Clarity in the Classroom 33

Teacher Clarity and Guided Practice 34

Set Learning Objectives 35

Success Criteria 36

Explicit Instruction and Teacher Clarity 38

Checking for Understanding 39

Teacher Clarity Recap 41

Chapter 5 Parent Communication and Visible Learning Research 42

Preschool Programs 43

Parental Involvement 45

Play Programs 46

Home Environment 47

Socioeconomic Status 49

Chapter 6 Implementing Visible Learning When Planning for Instruction 50

Classroom Discussion 52

Reciprocal Teaching 56

Metacognitive Strategies 59

Direct Instruction 62

Spaced Practice 65

Student-Centered Teaching 69

Chapter 7 Implementing Visible Learning in Your Management System 72

Behavioral Expectation 73

Classroom Behavior 77

Classroom Management 82

Not Labeling Students 87

Reducing Anxiety 90

Chapter 8 Implementing Visible Learning in Your Literacy Program 94

Small Group Learning 95

Writing Programs 99

Phonics Instruction 101

Concept Mapping 104

Comprehension Programs 106

Vocabulary Programs 109

Repeated Reading Programs 112

Chapter 9 Implementing Visible Learning in Your Math Program 116

Mathematics Programs 117

Problem Solving 121

Questioning 123

Worked Examples 126

Cooperative vs. Individualistic Learning 128

Chapter 10 Implementing Visible Learning Assessment and Grading Practices 131

Mastery Learning 132

Self-Reported Grades 134

Response to Intervention 137

Feedback 140

Early Interventions 143

Chapter 11 What Doesn't Work? 147

Retention 147

Summer Vacation 150

Multi-Grade/Age Classes 152

Mobility 153

Mentoring 155

Teacher Subject Matter Knowledge 156

Whole Language 157

Class Size 159

Summer School 160

Inquiry-Based Teaching 162

Homework 163

Home Visits 165

Chapter 12 Next Steps 167

Where Do We Go from Here? 167

Evaluate Your Current Practices 169

Evaluate Your Assessments 171

Evaluate Your Management System 171

Evaluate Your School Systems 172

Conclusion 174

Appendix 176

Additional Resources 176

Hattie's Rankings 180

Acknowledgments 183

About the Author 185

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