Do you agree with John Hattie that excellence in teaching makes the greatest differences, not just teachers? Explain.

John Hattie writes, “Teacher[s] can and usually do have positive effects, but they must have exceptional effects.” What resources, habits of mind, or training do you think you will need to insure your ability to have exceptional effects on student learning? How can you compensate for insufficient resources or training?

Do you agree with John Hattie that excellence in teaching makes the greatest differences, not just teachers? Explain.

Revisit the Hattie’s attributes of expert teachers. Which attributes do you think you can demonstrate in your first year? Which might take longer to manifest?

Based on Hattie’s discussion of an expert teacher versus an experienced teacher, which of your own teachers can be classified as an expert? Discuss.