What Research underpins the Appraisal Connector™?

It’s been said the difference between a fad and something worthwhile, useful and effective is that what is worthwhile, useful and effective has a research backing. Generally a fad doesn’t.

Listed below are just some of the thinking, frameworks and models we used to frame our thinking in designing the Appraisal Connector™ and when providing professional learning to ensure teachers get the most from it so that culture change is expedited.

 

Professor John Hattie at Auckland University, who has spent years using mathematical models to measure sources of variation in student achievement.

Robert Marzano, speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention.

Dr Jim Knight, research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching and has written several books on the topic.

Douglas Hall, adult education expert.

Michael Fullan, education expert and global education thought leader.

Andy Hargreaves, education expert and global education thought leader.

Deborah Meier, author of In Schools We Trust.

The work of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Professor of Education at Harvard University.

Dr Reuven Bar-On and his work on emotional intelligence.

Change expert Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U: Leading from the future as it Emerges.

Robert Fritz, author of The Path of Least Resistance and Creating who has outlined the power of the Tension—Resolution process in guiding behaviour.

Psychologists Michael Mount, Steven Scullen & Maynard Goff.

We have also drawn on the work of management experts such as Peter Drucker, John Kotter, Walter Mahler, Robert Blake & Jane MoutonJoseph Folkman & Jack Zenger.