I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from the first half of this year. You can see the entire collection of best posts from the past thirteen years here.



Discussions of “intent” versus “impact” often related to issues of race and racism, but they also need to happen in many other areas.

The Mindset Scholars Network just showed that with their new short and accessible study that has an incredibly long title: Mindsets and the Learning Environment: Learning mindsets, teacher practice, and school organizations: Becoming Effective Learners Survey and 5 Essentials.

As the textbox at the top of this post indicates, they found that students’ perceptions of the classroom culture provided a more accurate prediction of student academic performance than how teachers’ perceived the atmosphere.

Certainly, this indicates that we teachers need to spend more time talking and checking-in with students.

It also seems to me that it supports the importance of having students regularly invite students to complete anonymous class evaluations (see Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers)).