What is #Significant72?
In his ground-breaking book, Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Related to Achievement (2009), Professor John Hattie set out to identify which strategies and innovations have the greatest impact on student achievement in schools. Hattie synthesized findings from over 50,000 educational research studies on 236 million school-aged students. He ranked these from largest effect to smallest effect. In a typical year of instruction, Hattie suggested that a student grows .40 of a standard deviation, equating to 12 months of growth. Among the top ten interventions listed in his original findings was teacher-student relationships. Teacher-student relationships have an effect size of .72, yielding almost two years expected growth over one year. A significant impact by any definition!
In his best-selling book, Wolcott not only lays out the research on how to develop positive relationships between teachers and their students, but he shares stories, strategies and ideas to bring the research to life in a manageable way in any classroom.
Are the teacher-student relationships in your classroom and your school yielding two years of growth in one year of time?
"Significant 72 has been a major influence to the development of our new school. It was a key aspect in the creation of our mission and vision. At Boyne PS we understand the importance of beginning the year well, celebrating each month as individual classroom communities and making strong connections to students each and every day. The concepts within Significant 72 are foundational within our School Improvement Plans and Safe Schools Plan. Every adult in the school commits to these ideas in order to provide a safe, welcoming, caring learning environment for our students."
Principal - Boyne Public School