THE LSI MARZANO CENTER
Welcome to the leader in solutions for teacher and leader evaluation and growth.
Through three key focus areas, we’ll help you implement systems that drive student achievement.
Ensure that teachers are prepared to instruct students in the cognitively complex skills necessary to meet new college and career readiness standards.
OBSERVATION AND EVALUATION
With options for teachers, school leaders, district leaders, and non-classroom personnel, the Learning Sciences Marzano Center offers a wide variety of high-impact observation / evaluation models.
FULLY INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY
iObservation® is the ideal observation and evaluation companion, offering an interactive web-based data management system for classroom walkthroughs and teacher and leader evaluation.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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DR. ROBERT J. MARZANO
MICHAEL D. TOTH
DR. BEVERLY G. CARBAUGH
We are the #1 solution for teacher and leader evaluation and continuous growth.
We specialize in deep implementation of teacher growth systems, with the goal of increased student achievement.
We help you develop your teachers and leaders, because every student benefits when every teacher and leader is continuously growing.
We know that you share that goal.
WHAT EDUCATORS ARE SAYING
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The relationships you build with students will impact their performance. The six pictures activity can help you get to know them while increasing student engagement and enhancing your instruction. This versatile strategy helps students: Consider multiple aspects of the content Organize and remember information Distinguish key information from supporting details Provide support for an answer
-> Continue reading How the “6 Pictures” Activity Ramps Up Student Engagement
An excerpt from Creating & Using Learning Targets & Performance Scales: How Teachers Make Better Instructional Decisions, by Carla Moore, Libby H. Garst, and Robert J. Marzano To learn more about this topic, click here to join Carla Moore for a webinar on November 14. Learning targets and performance scales are tools that can help you become more
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In the past year, we’ve seen districts embracing the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model with a lot of enthusiasm. Principals and teachers like the emphasis on just 23 powerful core competencies—elements of teacher pedagogy and practice that research has shown get the most dramatic results in student learning and professional growth. This narrowed focus makes the model
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This is an excerpt from a recent webinar by Dr. Robert J. Marzano and Amy M. Dujon. Watch the full webinar below. All students have needs and goals. And when it comes to creating conditions for rigorous instruction in our schools, we need to acknowledge that every human being is operating from the perspective of
-> Continue reading Creating Conditions for SEL and Rigor: Activities to Address Your Students’ Needs and Goals
Just like a computer or office, the brain needs to organize information in a way that makes it easily accessible while enabling further growth. For example, if you can’t classify and find information related to the solar system, how are you supposed to understand astrophysics? Students need to move from rote memorization to being able
-> Continue reading Essential Strategy: Using Similarities and Differences to Deepen Student Learning
By Shannon Pretorius ”We don’t have enough time to teach everything!” It’s a common complaint, and I don’t think a single teacher would disagree with it. Let’s take a look at areas we may be able to adjust so we can teach more efficiently and utilize each and every minute purposefully. Teaching, like the game
-> Continue reading The Game Plan for Efficient Teaching: How 2 Minutes Now Can Save 45 Minutes Later
You know the drill: identify critical content, deliver it to students, and then give them homework to deepen their knowledge of the new material. This works, but do you ever get the urge to shake things up a little? Would your students benefit from a change to the usual routine that gives them more control
-> Continue reading How Can Flipped Classrooms Increase Learning?
Originally published in CenterEd in June 2014. Having taken part in a pilot of iObservation, LSI’s observation and professional development software, and instructed the faculty to study elements of the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, Bonny Eagle Middle School, the largest middle school in the state of Maine, was ready to take a deeper dive in
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When Dr. Ilene Winokur was young, people often told her she’d make a great teacher. She wasn’t quite sure why they said that – perhaps it was her ability to relate to all types of people or her infinite patience – but she respected the teaching profession so deeply that she didn’t feel capable of
-> Continue reading Dr. Ilene’s Journey – Promoting Reflective Teaching in Kuwait
Bak Middle School of the Arts, a public magnet school in West Palm Beach, Florida, is every creative kid’s dream school. Not only can students “major” in a wide array of art concentrations, but Bak’s reputation for academic excellence further increases its standing as one of the community’s most highly sought-after middle schools. Bak is
-> Continue reading Creativity and Collaboration Help Students Learn Real-World Skills