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*Essential* reading for teacher educators.
This 2021 study by @EmilyHanno offers some of the most nuanced insights yet on the various impacts of teacher coaching.
Let's walk through the findings…
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) January 26, 2022
Habits enable effective teaching. But they also inhibit professional development.
This is what Feldon calls the 'double-edged sword of automaticity'.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) January 23, 2022
Classroom teaching is one of the hardest tasks ever devised. Compared to brain surgery, it's a breeze.
Yet many people think it's easy.
This is the 'paradox of teacher expertise'.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) January 16, 2022
Why is teaching so hard to master?
Several reasons. But one biggie is the noisy relationship between teaching and learning.
Aka the 'low-fidelity feedback loop'.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) January 9, 2022
How does classroom success influence motivation for learning, and what can we do about it?
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) October 31, 2021
It can be useful for teachers to have a mental model of the main processes involved in learning.
Here's mine (thread):
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) October 25, 2021
For folks who can't make my #rEDSurrey21 presentation on developing expert teaching, here's a short summary:
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) October 16, 2021
Today, the EEF released a systematic review which challenges the way we think about effective Professional Development (PD).
A thread on my interpretation of what they found and why it's important.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) October 8, 2021
A short thread on one of the most critical concepts in planning for learning:
→ Backwards design pic.twitter.com/jVxxCBsads
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) October 3, 2021
A short thread on *trust* in the classroom: why we need it and how teachers can build it.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) September 26, 2021
Norms influence learning, motivation and behaviour. However, the strength of this effect depends on how much we feel part of the group.
→ Norms are mediated by belonging.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) September 12, 2021
We are heavily influenced by the behaviour and attitudes of others. The effect is particularly powerful when a large proportion of a group act in a similar way.
→ These unwritten rules of conduct are known as 'norms' and they play a HUGE role in school.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) August 8, 2021
Two things often overlooked when establishing routines:
1. Design of the cue
2. Effort of the initial action
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) July 25, 2021
Routines can be powerful tools for learning. However, they often fail at launch because we try to achieve too much too quickly.
→ Increase the chances of routines getting into orbit by focussing on consistency first, then ramping up the level of challenge.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) July 18, 2021
Routines offer serious value for learning.
However, they take time and effort to establish, and often come with an initial dip in performance. During this phase, it can be tempting to give up.
→ This is what @JamesClear calls the 'Valley of Latent Potential'.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) July 11, 2021
Routines redeploy attention
→ They enable students to spend less time thinking about the *process* of their learning and more time thinking about the *content* of their learning.
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) July 4, 2021
*Essential* idea for teacher educators:
The 'Optimal Adaptability Corridor' → what it is, and why it's useful
🧵A thread… pic.twitter.com/QGHk8J4SGT
— Peps Mccrea (@PepsMccrea) May 23, 2021
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