Teachers’ expectations matter. A LOT. In fact, it has one of the highest effect-size on student achievement. As districts use scores for comparison, we need to look at what has the most impact on student achievement and focus on the top contenders. Taking a look at areas where we can do better will allow us to be a better educator in an antiquated school system. What happens to students when teachers don’t have high expectations? What happens when we have labels? What does having high expectations really mean? This session will briefly look at Hattie’s research and then look at 3 areas: The Individual, The Classroom and The School to give some concrete, research-based recommendations that teachers and administrators can use to raise student achievement in their schools.
Participants will learn about Hattie’s work to understand which variables were most important to raise student achievement and leave with concrete, research-based recommendations to implement in their practice.
Kim Paulus, Ed.D. is an experienced Instructional Coach, teacher and presenter employed at Central 301 in the Chicago Suburbs. She spent 2 decades in the middle school classroom and is in her 6th year as an Instructional Coach. Kim is a strong believer in the power of a growth mindset and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable in order to grow and develop. She loves to research and share ways to help educators and students achieve their full potential. When she is not at work you can find her reading at home or working in her garden.