10 Questions to Consider
Trust is the greatest currency for classroom success. Strong teacher-to-student relationships correlate to a .72 effect size (Hattie, 2009). A normal year’s growth equates to .4. Since, classrooms today consist of children from diverse backgrounds and experiences; building strong relationships requires teachers to teach them by modeling trustworthiness. Consider this.
- How are you identifying children with a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset? Check out the diagram below.
- Are you creating a strong culture of collaboration?
- Are you teaching positive language for collaboration?
- Are you helping children to benchmark their progress against their own growth?
- Do you clearly define the success criteria for each lesson so students can self-evaluate?
- How are you helping children to set challenging learning goals and create an action plan to do this.
- What kind of immediate feedback are you providing? Feedback has a huge 1.13 effect size. Catch their successes by offering explicit praise when the are successful!
- Most importantly, how do you help children celebrate their success?
- Are you explicitly reinforcing how errors help learning?
- How do you talk to parents about their aspirations for their children?