International Speaker Series on Public Education
Nearly every reform ever attempted in schools has had some positive effect on kids and classrooms. Visible Learning teaches us which reforms matter most. Sometimes referred to as the “holy grail of education,” John Hattie’s 2009 study Visible Learning synthesizes results from more than 800 meta-analyses to explore virtually every possible influence on achievement in school-aged students. From class size, teaching approaches and mainstreaming, to home environment, drug use and pre-term birth weight, Hattie’s team scored every factor for its impact on learning, and ranked them according to the size of their impact.
At Visible Learning Plus, JAYNE-ANN YOUNG works alongside John Hattie to ensure that schools around the globe focus their limited resources and energy not just on what works – but on what works best. In schools throughout Australia and the U.S., Young coaches educators to develop the most effective classroom practices and school reforms, and to let less effective interventions fall by the wayside. A career educator, she most recently served as deputy principal at a New Zealand K-13 independent girls’ school. Professional learning and school self-review have been focus areas of her work for 10 years.