The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction

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ASCD, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 221 pages
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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: A 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.

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Review: The Art And Science Of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework For Effective Instruction

User Review  - Matt Sproul - Goodreads

There wasn't much new information in this book for me. I guess it can serve as a good reminder of things I should be doing. I learned most of this in my pedagogy classes. Read full review

Review: The Art And Science Of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework For Effective Instruction

User Review  - Gretchen Mary - Goodreads

This book would probably be good for a more seasoned teacher than I am. I read this as a first year teacher but I was still trying to get my classroom management under control before I was ready to ... Read full review


1What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals track student progress and celebrate success?
2What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge?
3What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?
4What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?
5What will I do to engage students?
6What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures?
7What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?
8What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students?
9What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?
10What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit?
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Page 1 - That schools bring little influence to bear on a child's achievement that is independent of his background and general social context; and that this very lack of an independent effect means that the inequalities imposed on children by their home, neighborhood, and peer environment are carried along to become the inequalities with which they confront adult life at the end of school.
Page 4 - ... of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement in breaking down disciplinary as well as geographical boundaries. Sometimes the adoption of ideas from research has been somewhat uncritical; for example, the numerous attempts to apply findings from one specific context to another entirely different context when research has increasingly demonstrated significant contextual differences (Hallinger and Murphy, 1986; Teddlie et al., 1989).

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Dr. Robert J. Marzano is CEO and co-founder of Marzano Research Laboratory, which specializes in school reform efforts to enhance student academic achievement. Over his 40 years in education, the central theme of his work has been translating research and theory into practical programs and tools for teachers and administrators. He is the author of more than 30 books, 150 articles, and more than 100 curriculum guides and related materials for teachers and students.

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