There have recently been a number of reports suggesting that research has identified the key qualities and methods behind effective teaching.

Though I’m wary of making an iron-clad list, and I’m certainly wary about defining the word “effective” (see New Study Suggests That Teacher Observations Should Focus More On Teacher Inputs, Less On Student Outcomes), I still thought it would be useful to make a compilation of links to the ones I think are most useful.

Feel free to make additional suggestions:

“The Science Of Learning” Is A Must-Read (& An Accessible One) For Teachers

Instead Of Reading The APA’s “Top 20 Principles from Psychology for Teaching,” Check Out These Analyses Instead

“Learning About Learning” Provides Very Good Narrow Summaries Of Research & Over-The-Top Recommendations

Do’s & Don’ts For Teaching English Language Learners

Tom Sherrington shares his own list, along with links to other reports I haven’t already mentioned.

I’ll end with this excerpt from What Makes A Great Teacher? by Ellie Herman:

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You’ve Heard Of “Deeper Learning”? How About “Deeper Teaching”?

“What Makes Great Teaching” Seems Like An Excellent Report – With One Exception

What is Worth Reading for Teachers Interested in Research? is a great collection put together by Robert Coe.

Dylan Wiliam: The nine things every teacher should know is from TES.

20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching is from Teach Thought.

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies is from the Australian Society for Evidence Based Teaching (formerly Pinnacle).

How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant is from MindShift.

What makes expert teachers? is by Harry Fletcher-Wood.

The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On John Hattie’s Research

Exploring Barak Rosenshine’s seminal Principles of Instruction: Why it is THE must-read for all teachers. is from TeacherHead.

GUEST POST: WHAT DOES TOM BRADY HAVE IN COMMON WITH A GREAT TEACHER?

A Significant Error in Policy Thinking is by Larry Cuban.

THIS IS LIKELY TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF TEACHING ADVICE YOU WILL READ THIS SUMMER

Great Teaching Toolkit offers recommendations to teachers based on research.

Check out this paper: its lead author is Linda Darling Hammond, and the title of the paper is Implications for educational practice of the science of learning and development.

I THINK THIS QUOTE DESCRIBES THE ESSENCE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND EFFECTIVE TEACHING

Twenty-Eight Educators Share Their Best Teaching Advice is a series appearing in my Education Week column.

A list of lists is from Evidence Based EFL.

The Research on Life-Changing Teaching is from Edutopia.

Characterizing Effective Teaching is a new – and very lengthy -report from Simon Burgess and others at the University of Bristol in the UK.

He was kind enough to summarize their key findings in some tweets:

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a similar English graph in the actual report, but he did send the link to me:

“Open discussion among student and teacher” and “Students are working in groups” are the two checkmarked activities in that English graph.

 

COVID derailed learning for 1.6 billion students. Here’s how schools can help them catch up is an article in Nature that shares an interesting visual design of recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation. You can see the Foundation’s original design here.

 

Taking stock of the science of reading: A conversation with Amanda Goodwin is from Phi Delta Kappan.

I’ve embedded an important quote from it below. I’m also adding this to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars” and to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research:

STUDY FINDS THAT “HANDS-ON” MATH & PROACTIVE “ROUTINES & PROCEDURES” INCREASE TEST SCORES AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT