Thanks for visiting Ease Education. My name is Mark Bracey. I am a teacher working in the New Zealand primary school system.
I created this site as a place to describe, explore and reflect on the impact the “Visible Learning” pedagogy has on improving learning outcomes for all students in a classroom setting. It’s the testing ground where educational and behaviour analysis theory meets classroom practice.
“Teacher-directed/student-sensitive learning” is the sweet spot in which learning is at its most effective. It’s also about implementing evidence based teaching in order to create a learning environment that benefits all students; a learning environment that lifts underachievement and benefits all students equally. The research shows us the way. It’s time to breathe life into this research.
The biggest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers. – Hattie
You can be reassured that the purpose of Ease, is to inform, illuminate and inspire. All content posted on Ease will only relate specifically to that purpose. All content will be identity free. You will not find any reference to individuals past or present. I am an ‘impatient, critical optimist’ so please read the content on this site as a critique of an education system that is in need of a reboot, not as a personal criticism of schools, teachers or the teaching profession.
Your comments and feedback are welcome; as long as they remain respectful of the culture of this site, as outlined above.
If you are a teacher who shares a desire to deliver an evidence-based teaching practice, regardless of where you are at on that pathway, I invite you to get in touch. In addition, if your school, organisation or company sees a need for thinking differently in order to improve learning outcomes for all your students or staff, I invite you to treat this site as a CV.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Ease Education: Teaching at a human scale.