How the "6 Pictures" Activity Ramps Up Student Engagement

How the “6 Pictures” Activity Ramps Up Student Engagement

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
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3 Types of Learning Targets

3 Types of Learning Targets

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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Evaluation that Embraces SEL

Evaluation that Embraces SEL

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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Creating Conditions for SEL and Rigor: Activities to Address Your Students’ Needs and Goals

Creating Conditions for SEL and Rigor: Activities to Address Your Students’ Needs and Goals

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
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Essential Strategy: Using Similarities and Differences to Deepen Student Learning

Essential Strategy: Using Similarities and Differences to Deepen Student Learning

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
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The Game Plan for Efficient Teaching: How 2 Minutes Now Can Save 45 Minutes Later

The Game Plan for Efficient Teaching: How 2 Minutes Now Can Save 45 Minutes Later

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
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Power and Simplicity: iObservation and Essentials for Achieving Rigor

Power and Simplicity: iObservation and Essentials for Achieving Rigor

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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An Easy Technique for Teaching Students to Identify Critical Content

An Easy Technique for Teaching Students to Identify Critical Content

Today’s students need to know how to accept ownership of their own learning. An educator’s job becomes much easier when students can take control of their progress; but how, exactly, can you teach that? The Learning Sciences International Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of instructional guides helps to answer this question. The first book, Identifying
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