The Art And Science Of Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614974
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Though classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In The Art and Science of Teaching:ÿA Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. He articulates his framework in the form of 10 questions that represent a logical planning sequence for successful instructional design: 1. What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success? 2. What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge? 3. What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge? 4. What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge? 5. What will I do to engage students? 6. What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures? 7. What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures? 8. What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students? 9. What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students? 10. What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit? For classroom lessons to be truly effective, educators must examine every component of the teaching process with equal resolve. Filled with charts, rubrics, and organizers, this methodical, user-friendly guide will help teachers examine and develop their knowledge and skills, so they can achieve that dynamic fusion of art and science that results in exceptional teaching and outstanding student achievement.

The Art And Science Of Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605711
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.

Effective Supervision

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613196
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In Effective Supervision, Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston show school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers. Their five-part framework is based on what research tells us about how expertise develops. When these five conditions are attended to in a systematic way, teachers do improve their skills: * A well-articulated knowledge base for teaching * Opportunities for teachers to practice specific strategies or behaviors and to receive feedback * Opportunities for teachers to observe and discuss expertise * Clear criteria for success and help constructing professional growth and development plans * Recognition of the different stages of development progressing toward expertise. The focus is on developing a collegial atmosphere in which teachers can freely share effective practices with each other, observe one another's classrooms, and receive focused feedback on their teaching strategies. The constructive dynamics of this approach always keep in sight the aim of enhancing students' well-being and achievement. As the authors note, "The ultimate criterion for expert performance in the classroom is student achievement. Anything else misses the point."

Classroom Instruction That Works

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871205041
Size: 63.17 MB
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How do you bring research findings into the classroom and how do you find the time to research the research? In this valuable resource, the authors have examined decades of research findings to distill the results into nine categories of teaching strategies that have positive effects on student learning.

50 Ways To Close The Achievement Gap

Author: Carolyn J. Downey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293465
Size: 47.41 MB
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Clear, updated guidelines for increasing academic performance and providing educational equity for all students! This revised guide outlines 50 strategies for developing high-performing schools. Emphasizing educational parity for all students, the book is organized around six standards: Teach a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculum Align assessments, programs, and instructional resources with curriculum Promote student equality and equity Focus on mastery learning and effective teaching strategies Provide resources for establishing curriculum expectations, monitoring, and accountability Institute effective district and school planning, staff development, and resource allocation to create a quality learning environment

Checking For Understanding

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619224
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A teacher presents a lesson, and at the end asks students if they understand the material. The students nod and say they get it. Later, the teacher is dismayed when many of the students fail a test on the material. Why aren’t students getting it? And, just as important, why didn’t the teacher recognize the problem? In Checking for Understanding, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students’ understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, formative assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know and what they still need to learn. Fisher and Frey explore a variety of engaging activities that check for and increase understanding, including interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems, and much more. This new 2nd edition of Checking for Understanding has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in formative assessment and to show how the concepts apply in the context of Fisher and Frey’s work on gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis, and quality instruction. Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey are the creators of the Framework for Intentional and Targeted (FIT) Teaching™. They are also the authors of numerous ASCD books, including The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning and the best-selling Enhancing RTI: How to Ensure Success with Effective Classroom Instruction and Intervention.

Madeline Hunter S Mastery Teaching

Author: Robin Hunter
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452276773
Size: 67.76 MB
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Updated Edition of Bestseller Madeline Hunter’s authoritative guide to effective instruction, newly updated and expanded for today’s learners! This classic resource is the best-selling guide to rigorous standards-based instruction that covers teaching to both sides of the brain, teaching for meaning and retention, and teaching to real-life situations. This exciting new edition features: Instruction, learning, motivation, guided practice, and behavior integrated into a comprehensive and effective model for classroom teaching Newly updated and expanded content to encompass teaching for independent learning Teaching tips, classroom examples, recommended readings, a new comprehensive index, and a discussion guide for each chapter

The Highly Engaged Classroom

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543121
Size: 62.81 MB
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Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher’s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. This self-study text provides in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement. Using the suggestions in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception.

Effective Instruction

Author: Jim Burke
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439934541
Size: 20.67 MB
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This second book in The Teacher's Essential Guide Series, a collection of quick-read guides offers targeted solutions to your most pressing instructional needs: how to build motivation, use meaningful assessment to monitor student learning and assign grades,create purposeful homework, use technology in ways that enhance learning,teach essential study skills, create lessons that engage all students. Burke's solutions are based on research and his experience as a veteran teacher ???? Effective Instruction zeroes in on the essentials that really matter, streamlining and simplifying teaching while boosting student engagement and achievement.