Awhile back, someone on Twitter (sorry, I don’t remember who) raised a question about how many decisions a teacher has to make each day.
I, and others, have previously written posts on this topic, and thought it would be useful to bring together what I have – feel free to suggest more:
Improve learning by taming instructional complexity is from Science Daily.
Jazz, Basketball, and Teacher Decision-making is by Larry Cuban.
A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day is from Teach Thought.
The Qualities of Great Teachers is from ASCD.
The Complexity of Teacher Decision-making is by Larry Cuban.
A teacher’s brain on a typical school day appeared in The Washington Post.
Teacher noticing: A systematic literature review of conceptualizations, research designs, and findings on learning to notice is a new study. I hadn’t heard of “teacher noticing” as a concept to be studied, but it basically means observing things in the classroom and acting on them.
This tweet, and Dan Meyer’s accompanying post about it, has a lot of relevance to this “Best” list:
This, of course, is a typical 45 seconds for most of us teachers. Dan makes a super-important point. Video doesn’t seem to work on Tweetdeck, but worth watching on Twitter. https://t.co/0IZ8u7tMnh
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 30, 2023