The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416605713
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 221
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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

Effective Supervision Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416613190
Release 2011-05-05
Pages 183
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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."



Enhancing the Art Science of Teaching With Technology

Enhancing the Art   Science of Teaching With Technology Author Sonny Magana
ISBN-10 9780985890254
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 200
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Successfully leverage technology to enhance classroom practices with this practical resource. The authors demonstrate the importance of educational technology, which is quickly becoming an essential component in effective teaching. Included are over 100 organized classroom strategies, vignettes that show each section’s strategies in action, and a glossary of classroom-relevant technology terms. Key research is summarized and translated into classroom recommendations.



Designing Teaching Learning Goals Objectives

Designing   Teaching Learning Goals   Objectives Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781935542445
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 80
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Design and teach effective learning goals and objectives by following strategies based on the strongest research available. This book includes a summary of key research behind these classroom practices and shows how to implement them using step-by-step hands-on strategies. Short quizzes help readers assess their understanding of the instructional best practices explained in each section.



The Perfect Assessment System

The Perfect Assessment System Author Rick Stiggins
ISBN-10 9781416623816
Release 2017-03-24
Pages 122
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It’s time to move our assessment practices from the 1950s to the century we’re living in. It’s time to invest in our teachers and local school leaders instead of in more tests. It’s time to help all students understand how to unleash their strengths and gain a sense of themselves as learners capable of choosing their own paths to success. In The Perfect Assessment System, Rick Stiggins calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. Speaking from more than 40 years of experience in the field—and speaking for all learners who hope to succeed, the teachers who want them to succeed, and the local school leaders whose aspirations for success have been thwarted by assessment traditions—Stiggins maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom. He addresses ▪ Assessment purpose—how (and why) to clarify the reason for every assessment and the users it will serve. ▪ Learning targets to be assessed—how to make sure we focus on the right competencies and set consistent definitions of success. ▪ Assessment quality—how to ensure every assessment, at every level, is an excellent one. ▪ Communication of assessment results—how to share information in ways that best support diverse purposes. ▪ Assessment impact—how to link assessment to truly productive, universal student motivation. We have not yet begun to explore assessment’s true potential to enhance both school quality and student well-being. Stiggins kicks off this critical conversation and charts a course for a new system that promises much higher levels of student success at a fraction of our current testing costs. The door is open for assessment reform; here is a bold plan for getting it right.



The Highly Engaged Classroom

The Highly Engaged Classroom Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781935543121
Release 2010-03-21
Pages 384
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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.



The Principal

The Principal Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9781118582459
Release 2014-01-24
Pages 192
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The author of Six Secrets of Change describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement *** FREE Professional Development Guide Included *** Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? One of the best-known leadership authors in education, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He shows systematically how the principal's role should change, demonstrating how it can be done in short order, at scale. Reveals the three key roles that administrators must play in today's schools Explains how to choose the right versus wrong drivers of school success Filled with "action items" to help implement Fullan's program effectively Includes strategies that have been successfully field-tested in schools across the United States and Canada



Beyond Reform

Beyond Reform Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 1943360111
Release 2017-01-27
Pages 176
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Like many school districts, Lindsay Unified School District faced difficulty meeting the needs of increasingly diverse student populations. Through this detailed resource, you will learn how Lindsay Unified took action to improve student learning by shifting from a traditional time-based education system to a learner-centered performance-based system. By adopting and tailoring Lindsay Unified s instructional model, you and your team can embark on your own district s transformation toward establishing a revised education system that empowers and motivates all students to succeed. Benefits Consider Lindsay Unified s core values and visions for leadership, curriculum, assessment, learning, and technology. Meet Lindsay Unified students and see how the district s performance-based system transformed their learning. Explore core value rubrics that school staff can use to reflect on personal leadership growth, frame important conversations, and provide feedback. Study Lindsay Unified s instructional model, which helps align the district s instructional decisions with its unified instructional vision. Download a free reproducible checklist for shifting to a performance-based system and lists of recommended strategies for ensuring a successful district transformation. Contents Chapter 1: Preparing for Change Chapter 2: Creating a New Culture Chapter 3: Transforming Leadership Chapter 4: Transforming Personnel Chapter 5: Transforming Curriculum and Assessment Chapter 6: Transforming Teaching and Learning Chapter 7: The Lindsay Community Epilogue Appendix "



Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction Author Anita L. Archer
ISBN-10 9781609182281
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 290
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Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented--and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume. Purchasers can also download and print the reproducible materials for repeated use. Video clips demonstrating the approach in real classrooms are available at the authors' website: www.explicitinstruction.org. See also related DVDs from Anita Archer: Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction; Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Elementary Level; and Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Secondary Level



For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood    and the Rest of Y all Too Author Christopher Emdin
ISBN-10 9780807006412
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 232
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A New York Times Best Seller Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike—both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the “Seven C’s” of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too has been featured in MotherJones.com, Education Week, Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, PBS NewsHour.com, Slate, The Washington Post, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Essence Magazine, Salon, ColorLines, Ebony.com, Huffington Post Education



Teaching Assessing 21st Century Skills

Teaching   Assessing 21st Century Skills Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9780983351221
Release 2012-09-15
Pages 128
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As the 21st century unfolds, the pace of change in the world is accelerating. The authors believe a combination of cognitive skills (skills students will need to succeed academically) and conative skills (skills students will need to succeed interpersonally) is necessary for the 21st century. This clear, practical guide presents a model of instruction and assessment based on these skills.



What Works in Schools

What Works in Schools Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9780871207173
Release 2003-01
Pages 219
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Schools can and do affect student achievement, and this book recommends specific-and attainable-action steps to implement successful strategies culled from the wealth of research data.



Coaching Classroom Instruction

Coaching Classroom Instruction Author Tom Roy
ISBN-10 9780983351283
Release 2012-12-27
Pages 304
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A must-have resource for coaches, leaders, and teams, this book covers approaches for boosting professional growth and macrostrategies that are responsive to student needs. Learn how to offer targeted feedback to teachers, empowering them to identify how they can improve their knowledge and skill. Step-by-step guidelines will help teachers increase their performance on the 280 research-based strategies from Becoming a Reflective Teacher.



Motivating Inspiring Students

Motivating   Inspiring Students Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 0991374878
Release 2016-10-07
Pages 192
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Bringing motivation and inspiration to the classroom is not an easy task. Motivating and Inspiring Students: Strategies to Awaken the Learner outlines a framework, based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals, that K-12 teachers can use to impart invigorating instruction. This book builds on the themes of Awaken the Learner: Finding the Source of Effective Education, which asserts K-12 schools' extreme focus on knowledge and skill acquisition is detrimental to students' growth. The authors--Robert J. Marzano, Darrell Scott, Tina H. Boogren, and Ming Lee Newcomb--share comprehensive understandings of the nature of motivation and inspiration and detail strategies to connect with students at each level of the student needs hierarchy.



What Successful Teachers Do

What Successful Teachers Do Author Neal A. Glasgow
ISBN-10 1412966191
Release 2009-01-08
Pages 253
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Providing classroom applications, precautions, and references, this updated edition translates the latest research into 101 strategies for successful instruction for new and veteran teachers.



How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms Third Edition

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms  Third Edition Author Carol Ann Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781416623304
Release 2017-03-22
Pages 186
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We differentiate instruction to honor the reality of the students we teach. They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things and deeply immersed in a particular topic. They are academically advanced and “kids in the middle” and struggling due to cognitive, emotional, economic, or sociological challenges. More of them than ever speak a different language at home. They learn at different rates and in different ways. And they all come together in our academically diverse classrooms. Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s groundbreaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. You’ll learn * What differentiation is and why it’s essential * How to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success * How to manage a differentiated classroom * How to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile * How to differentiate content, process, and products * How to prepare students, parents, and yourself for the challenge of differentiation First published in 1995 as How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, this new edition reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the United States and around the world, and Tomlinson’s continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum; engage in meaning-rich learning experiences; and feel at home in a school environment that “fits.”



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.