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#GrowingGrit: Developing Qualities and Qualifications

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Slides to support a seminar given at the St Albans School Forum on Education in 2017. Building relationships with young people.

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#GrowingGrit: Developing Qualities and Qualifications

  1. 1. @davidErogers #GrowingGrit : Developing qualities and qualifications davidrogers.blog @davidErogers David Rogers ‘Saying no to me is like a dare.’ Sheryl Crow, Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, 2017
  2. 2. @davidErogers@davidErogers What is the point of school?
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  4. 4. @davidErogers Learning Relationships
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  6. 6. @davidErogers Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
  7. 7. @davidErogers Campfire Culture : Teacher CPD External Research Internal Research Bursaries Whole School Policy #Growing Grit Defining & Measuring Grit Coaching School Improvement Priorities Improved Attendance Improved Outcomes Evaluation to allow nudges to be made Why don’t we care about these students?
  8. 8. @davidErogers External Research Internal Research Bursaries Whole School Policy #Growing Grit Defining & Measuring Grit
  9. 9. @davidErogers What can we do about it as classroom teachers and school leaders?
  10. 10. @davidErogers bit.ly/EEFToolkit Feedback +8 Individualised instruction +2 TAs +1 Behaviour interventions +3 Aspiration interviews 0 Collaborative learning +5 Digital technology +4 Extending school time +2 Learning Styles +2 Mastery Learning +5 Peer tutoring +5 Outdoor adventure learnings +4 Performance pay +1 Reading comprehension +5 Reducing class sizes +3 School uniform 0 Summer Schools +2 Sports participation +2 Social and emotional learning +4 Meta Cognition and Self regulation +8 Arts participation +2 Homework +5 Parental involvement +3 One to one tuition +5 Small group work +4 Setting or streaming -1 Months of extra progress
  11. 11. @davidErogers Associations between foods and cancer
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  13. 13. @davidErogers ‘RCTs are not, of course, a panacea; the evidence they generate does not act as a substitute for professional judgement…’ Sir Kevan Collins, 2017 ‘It is important to note that the process of meta-analysis is not entirely objective.’ Dylan Wiliam, 2016
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  15. 15. @davidErogers ‘The evidence can give us a general steer – a ‘best bet’ – but it cannot give us a recipe, template or guarantee. We might say that the evidence generates a theoretical framework: a set of general principles and mechanisms rather than a specific implementation or formula.’ Robert Coe, 2017 Impact Journal
  16. 16. @davidErogers Photo Credit used through Creative Commons ‘…there was a clear tendency amongst best teachers to see the power of the humdrum, the everyday.’ Practice Perfect, Lemov, D; Woolway E; Yezzi, K p5-6
  17. 17. @davidErogers If students engage in extra-curricular activity for at least a year, attendance improves. Students below 96% attendance attain, on average, one grade less than they should have. School attendance is the foundation of school and social success. Encouraging relationship building activities that foster cooperation and responsibility. Academic research pointed us toward:
  18. 18. @davidErogers External Research End Game Internal Research Bursaries #Growing Grit Defining & Measuring Grit
  19. 19. @davidErogers You actually have to fail at things in order that you might have anything worthwhile to say. It is the experience of the pain of failure in life that makes your work have meaning, that makes your voice sufficiently rich with experience to elicit empathic response. Phil Beadle, 2017 Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. Edwin Land, c1980
  20. 20. @davidErogers@davidErogers
  21. 21. @davidErogers Grit An unswerving ambition to achieve a long term goal
  22. 22. @davidErogers Delayed gratification 1,817 days (ish)
  23. 23. @davidErogers Year 7 2013 Year 11 2018 Year 2 2008 Born 2002 Financial crisis Gordon Brown PM Banks part-nationalised My uni graduation 5 Years5 Years Year 9 2016 Brexit Trump
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  26. 26. @davidErogers Measure? Teacher CPD Teacher reporting scale 1 – 4 during each data cycle Angela Duckworth Grit Tests – self reported Brilliant Club collaboration
  27. 27. @davidErogers External Research Internal Research Bursaries Defining & Measuring Grit #Growing Grit End Game
  28. 28. @davidErogers Structured conversations
  29. 29. @davidErogers Metacognition How do we overcome pupils’ difficulty in recognising and believing in their own capacity for improvement? Visual Strategies How do we standardise visual and non- visual learning cues? Peer Teaching How do we get the most vulnerable and disadvantaged students involved in leadership? Attendance How do we encourage students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to attend school? Teachers talking about teaching to teachers Grit and self management
  30. 30. @davidErogers bit.ly/PHSresearch @davidErogers
  31. 31. @davidErogers Grit groups identified through Duckworth test Exceeding expectations Below expectations Gritty Not Gritty What can we learn from this group? May drop out post-16? Too much support? Will probably be OK? Measure this group and let them know their score
  32. 32. @davidErogers Grit Groups and Progress 8 Exceeding expectations Below expectations Gritty Not Gritty 0.50 86 Students 80% (69 students) positive P8 0.22 40 Students 65% (25 students) positive P8 -0.82 25 students 25% (6 students) positive P8 -0.85 23 Students 21% (5 students) positive P8)
  33. 33. @davidErogers Grit Groups and Attendance Exceeding expectations Below expectations Gritty Not Gritty 97% 96% 87% 92%
  34. 34. @davidErogers We can’t teach Grit but we can provide the conditions in which we can grow grit. Engagement with extra-curricular activities and peer-mentoring led to better attendance. Conversations had more impact than rewards. #interest #practice #purpose #hope Internal research findings SchoolPolicy Evaluate what tutors do, refocus on attendance. Grit to be a focus across the school. Grit scores to be used to target interventions. Pupil Premium referral form Hand shake
  35. 35. @davidErogers Trusting teachers
  36. 36. @davidErogers External Research Defining & Measuring Grit Internal Research Bursaries #Growing Grit End Game
  37. 37. @davidErogers Grit coordinator appointed, in partnership with
  38. 38. @davidErogers Target group PP Plus Students Brilliant Club Grit and self efficacy online tests 214 PP students Curriculum • Summer term Pilot and REAP success programme. • Year 9 Curriculum Pathway #GrowingGrit humanutopia heroes • heroes PP mentoring scheme. • Student leadership, clubs, extra curricular and primary school links • Harmony Camp Extra Curricular • DofE • AITC • Rugby • Brilliant Club • Art, Drama, Music • Brighton College • PE X-School Grit Profile • Spring Term. Year 7 and 8 #learnchallenge • DR and DL to learn something – teachers to learn something new • Year 7 Camp – Grit Focus • Patcham News • Assemblies • Grit thesaurus • Twitter, Blog • Media • SIS • Teachers learning something new and notices. #interest #practice #purpose #hope Success: 1. Baseline Grit and Self Efficacy tests through Brilliant Club 2. Attendance increases 3. Qualitative surveys a)Teachers b)Students An unswerving devotion to achieving a long term goal.
  39. 39. @davidErogers #growinggrit Curriculum Project #GrowingGrit term long programme KS3 • Pilot Cohort 1 week beg 17th April • 10 students from Year 8. Identified using grit and self-efficacy scores. • Ideally a double lesson to enable visits to the Amex. • Moving forward part of the Tech rotation • Della as the programme leader. • Basic cycle: • Respect, Explore, Aspire, Persevere (REAP success) • Identifying and overcoming barriers • Increasing aspirations • Perception of success • Facing failure • Self-awareness • Leading to mentoring of primary students Year 9 ‘foundation year’. Developing qualities and qualifications • Start in September 2017. • 15 students identified through Grit and Self-Efficacy / Attendance. Not behaviour. 15 students based on minibus to allow visits. • Part of a curriculum pathway. • 60% PP • Year 10 +11 two year GCSE. • Working on leadership and gaining a wide range of qualifications such as first aid, food hygiene. • Della as main teacher • Ideally within an option block with a double lesson spanning break or lunch to facilitate travel to the AMEX when appropriate. #interest #practice #purpose #hope Success: 1. Baseline Grit and Self Efficacy tests through Brilliant Club 2. Attendance increases 3. Qualitative surveys a) Teachers b) Students An unswerving devotion to achieving a long term goal.
  40. 40. @davidErogers Year 7 breakfast and follow up with former England rugby international #LearnChallenge Year 8 Curriculum heroes peer mentoring and leadership scheme Culture trumps strategy?
  41. 41. @davidErogers External Research Defining & Measuring Grit Internal Research Bursaries #Growing Grit End Game
  42. 42. @davidErogers Attendance has increased Four year positive attainment and progress trend Confidence of young people increased Proportion of young people not NEET decreased Impact But……… It’s a slow burner of establishing habits and culture rather than quick fix tactics of improving Year 11
  43. 43. @davidErogers -5 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Actual 2017 pred PHS v National Differences PHS vs National all PHS vs Nat other
  44. 44. @davidErogers Justifying investment for long term Tutor buy in Job changes Targeting the right students Barriers Justifying investment for long term Tutor buy in Job changes Targeting the right students
  45. 45. @davidErogers@davidErogers Lessons Teaching generates evidence Long term building of relationships
  46. 46. @davidErogers The well rounded student. Lessons and teaching Contacts and networks Self image Experience
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  49. 49. @davidErogers @davidErogers “You’re are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.” Woodrow Wilson.
  50. 50. @davidErogers Beadle, P (2017) Rules for Mavericks. A manifesto for dissident creatives. Crown House Publishing, Carmarthen. Coe, R (2017) Evaluation: Why, what and how. Impact, Interim Issue. Chartered College of Teaching. Collins, K (2017) The importance of randomised controlled trials in education. Impact, Interim Issue, Chartered College of Teaching. Duckworth, A (2016) Grit. Why passion and resilience are the keys to success. Lemov, D; Woolway, E; Yetzi, K (2012) Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better.. Wiliam, D (2016) Leadership for Teacher Learning. Learning Sciences International. Palm Beach Learning Away: http://bit.ly/2ry8ZeI Impact: http://bit.ly/learningaway Key bog posts from davidrogers.blog : Research: http://www.davidrogers.blog/?p=17
  51. 51. @davidErogers Feedback Individualised instruction TAs Behaviour interventions Aspiration interviews Collaborative learning Digital technology Extending school time Learning Styles Mastery Learning Peer tutoring Outdoor adventure learnings Performance pay Reading comprehension Reducing class sizes School uniform Summer Schools Sports participation Social and emotional learning Meta Cognition and Self regulation Arts participation Homework Parental involvement One to one tuition Small group work Setting or streaming

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