Resources for Teachers
Providing support for our staff is of the utmost importance. Below you will find engagement strategies to support staff whether we are in-person or in systemwide online learning models.
According to John Hattie's research, structured discussion strategies have a .82 effect size. The strategies outlined below align with our district improvement goals and have a significant influence on student achievement. Furthermore, they provide practice with social skills that help support our BSEL (behavior social emotional learning) goals.
Hattie defines = 0.40 to be the hinge point, an effect size at which an initiative can be said to be having a "...greater than average influence’ on achievement.” In his work, Visible Learning, Hattie argues that “expert teachers are not wedded to specific ideas but instead focus regularly on evaluating the effects they have on their students and adjust teaching methods accordingly.”
Engagement Strategies for Any Learning Environment
The followingg documents provide discussion strategies for any learning environment:
The Zoom section on the Instructional Technology channel provides information on the items listed below.
1. Zoom Basics
2. Zoom Best Practices
3. Engagement in Zoom
4. Breakout Rooms
5. Zoom Safety
6. Zoom Guide to Classroom Management