In order to get control of my class I have implemented some self assessments for their daily participation marks. I gave them a rubric with marks 0-4. My doing this I taking a baby step to implementing some of John Hattie’s techniques in visible learning. A basic principle in visible learning is to tell the student what they will be learning and give them the answer, this way they can focus on the process and know what success looks like (Hattie, 2010). The top motivator in Hattie’s research is self reported grades. “Teachers who have empowered students as true partners in their learning process frequently report that many students are tentative at first, but they eventually accept and enjoy the responsibility and become much more engaged learners” (Barkely, 2010, p. 40). I have done this for 2 days this past week and so far it has been sucessful, I look forward to continuing to implement Hatties methods.
Hattie, J. (December 2011). Visible Learning. Pt 2: effective methods. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pD1DFTNQf4
Barkley, E. F. (2010), Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass