It was a great textbook with new concepts about literacy education with a focus on deeper and transfer learning.
Focussing on the primary education years, this book focusses on how to make best use of visible learning strategies to teach literacy skills. A very useful and nicely organised book that will be valuable for teachers who are keen to develop their practice in this area.
Quite possibly the best book in our methods course. One student, a returning teacher, said he wished he had this book earlier in his teaching career. Often it is difficult for teachers to turn research into action because the practical application is missing. In this book, the practical application is tied closely to the research, which makes this a powerful tool for teachers.
A great summary of the data and how it relates to literacy. Will be recommended to our students.
Students using this book as a basis for reference, discussion, and documentation have found it to be invaluable. I concur.
I'm not sure I am going to adopt this as my main/required text for this course, but may recommend it as an optional supplemental text. I love the primer on effect sizes and am motivated to go back and read the 2 previous books by these authors on Visible Learning.
Like the research basis of text. Considering for grad literacy course with heavy research emphasis.