As educators, our most difficult decisions often involve choosing what not to do. As Wiliam (2016) notes, “In education, just about everything works somewhere, and nothing works everywhere.” He adds that educators often have to stop themselves from doing good things so they can guide students to do even better things.
This raises a critical question: Where should we focus our time and energy for the highest return?
Watch this engaging session to explore the strategies that produce the greatest gains in student achievement. Topics include:
- The three areas of focus that are vital to student success. In fact, one author claims that if we truly embraced them, we would eliminate performance gaps within five years.
- The little-known website that shows you which strategies cost the least, deliver the greatest gains, and are based on the most thorough research.
- Practical tips for interpreting educational research and applying the findings to your classroom to drive greater growth for all students.
Gene Kerns, EdD, is Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance and a nationally acclaimed speaker on learning progressions, K12 assessments, and educational standards. He is co-author of the new book Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise.