Mostly, it was my fault. I had not adequately explained the purpose and structure of an essay, and they lacked a mastery concept. The solution? Back to the drawing board. Literally. I drew a picture on the board.
This is the second post in a series of reflections on teaching self-regulation strategies in English In my last post, Research in to Practice: a plan for teaching self-regulation in English, I outlined my plan to explicitly teach students how to study and self-regulate, using class surveys. Since then, In have started at my new school … Continue reading Research into practice: Teaching Self-Regulation in English 2
Reflections from Reading I'm currently about half-way through reading John Hattie's Visible Learning for Teachers (Routledge, 2011). It's a comprehensive overview of 'what works' (and what doesn't) based on the evidence from the meta-analyses outlined in Visible Learning (Routledge, 2008). There are a couple of key take-aways from it, but I think the most important is about … Continue reading Research in to Practice: a plan for teaching self-regulation in English