“Every single educator is capable of greatness”

– Kristin Anderson

Kristin shared this statement as part of an interview she did with MCIU in the fall.  Her belief that educators and school leaders are the most important influencers in a child’s education is what makes this Visible Learning series at MCIU so special. 

This week’s OPL podcast features an inspiring conversation with Kristin and highlights two of the most important categories in the Visible Learning research, feedback and efficacy.

“I want collective teacher efficacy”

When we look at the Visible Learning Research, it doesn’t take long to scroll to the top and see what has the greatest impact, Collective Teacher Efficacy.  I love how Kristin brings up the reality that this is not born over night.  While it is great that educational leaders are acknowledging the importance of efficacy, Kristin brings us down to earth by pointing out that this all starts with our own self-efficacy.

“worry more about how students are receiving your feedback much more than increasing how much you give”

– John Hattie 

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Brandon Langer serves as the Program Administrator of Instructional Technology at MCIU where he oversees the Montgomery Virtual Program and supports the integration of instructional technology in the Office of Professional Learning. As a former teacher and an instructional coach, Brandon has conducted numerous professional development sessions centered around technology applications and integrating student-centered instruction into the classroom. He has also worked closely with fine and performing arts teachers throughout the northeast to create and advocate for arts programs and modernize arts assessment practices. His passion for student success is grounded in his belief that teachers, not the computer, are the most powerful asset in the classroom today.

Brandon is the host of the OPL Podcast from MCIU and has earned a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University. He is a regular participant in many online PLN Twitter chats and can be followed @BrandonLanger.