The conversation and debate around what is best for students, and what impacts learning most is not a new one in the human experience. It's been hotly debated for quite some time.
What impacts student learning most?
Are tests the best way to measure student learning?
Or, wait, don’t tests hinder learning?
How does technology impact learning?
Standards-based, flipped classroom, project-based, problem-based, student centered, backwards planning, flexible seating...
Wow - so many things. So many ways to impact student learning.
How in the world do we know what strategies impact students the most?
That's just it... there is no ONE strategy that will impact student learning more than another.
... there is one person.
If you're reading this post, this is probably no surprise to you that teachers are the number one influencer on a student's learning.
But I don't want to just say that and claim it as truth. I want you to see for yourself.
And that’s exactly what I want to show you in this episode.
After listening to this episode you’ll feel reassured, but definitely empowered, without a shadow of a doubt that you as the educator in the room are THE number one influence on student academic achievement in your classroom, above all other aspects and influencers.
And as the school year is about to ramp back up it’s so important for you, teacher-friend to keep this fact in mind, because when a teacher feels hindered or somehow that their autonomy is overshadowed by the one million other aspects influencing their students (most of which being outside their control), if they remember their impact, they can rise above those other aspects.
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