Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

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Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2005 - Education - 178 pages
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This is a perfect resource for all educators seeking research on the best strategies for raising student achievement through classroom instruction.  A guide for educators of students in K-12, readers will find a wealth of research evidence, statistical data, and case studies.  Nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning are introduced, along with the pertinent information to understand and synthesize each:

  •     Studies in effect size and percentile gain units
  •     Guiding principles for using the strategies
  •     Classroom examples of model instructional practice
  •     Charts, frames, rubrics, organizers, and other tools--will help teachers to apply the strategies immediately in the classoom.


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User Review  - Gretchen Mary - Goodreads

This book has a lot of ideas and instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom. It is a bit more difficult to read than some of the other straight forward books. Marzano explains the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Quinton - Goodreads

This is the most useful book I've ever read on teaching. This book is full of practical, specific strategies on classroom instruction. It's not about how to run a classroom or how to deal with unruly ... Read full review

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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.

Learn more about Jane Pollock's PD offeringsJane E. Pollock, Learning Horizon, Inc., specializes in teaching and supervising learning. She provides long-term consulting services to schools worldwide that help them improve student learning and teaching practices. Dr. Pollock is the author of "Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time" (2007) and the coauthor of "Dimensions of Learning Teacher and Training Manuals" (1996), "Assessment, Grading and Record Keeping "(1999), "Classroom Instruction" "That Works "(2001), "Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time (2009) and Improving Student Learning by Minding the Gap (2011)". She is an adjunct faculty member for various universities in the United States. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Pollock has earned degrees at the University of Colorado and Duke University.

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