We speak with Dr. Leigh Wedenoja of the Rockefeller Institute of Government about the benefits to students of having a teacher for more than one year. Test scores improve, behavior problems subside, absenteeism decreases. Very few schools have intentional looping policies, but many students have a teacher more than once, especially in middle and high school.
00:41-01:43 How students have teachers more than once
01:43-02:11 Data from Tennessee
02:11-03:18 Having repeat teachers, not including holdovers
03:18-04:30 Improved test scores and behavioral outcomes
04:30-05:27 Impact beyond one class; relationship aspects
05:27-06:29 Building sustained relationships
06:29-08:21 Outcomes by gender and race
08:21-09:43 Researching absenteeism
09:43-10:51 Creating positive attachment to school
10:51-12:24 Obstacles to planned looping
12:24-14:22 Areas for further research
14:22-15:30 Spillover academic effects within a classroom
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