Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

by Robert J. Marzano
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0871205041

ISBN-13: 9780871205049

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

What works in education? How do we know? How can teachers find out? How can educational research find its way into the classroom? How can we apply it to help our individual students? Questions like these arise in most schools, and busy educators often don't have time to find the answers. Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock have examined

Overview

What works in education? How do we know? How can teachers find out? How can educational research find its way into the classroom? How can we apply it to help our individual students? Questions like these arise in most schools, and busy educators often don't have time to find the answers. Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock have examined decades of research findings to distill the results into nine broad teaching strategies that have positive effects on student learning:
• Identifying similarities and differences.
• Summarizing and note taking.
• Reinforcing effort and providing recognition.
• Homework and practice.
• Nonlinguistic representations.
• Cooperative learning.
• Setting objectives and providing feedback.
• Generating and testing hypotheses.
• Questions, cues, and advance organizers. This list is not new. But what is surprising is finding out what a big difference it makes, for example, when students learn how to take good notes, work in groups, and use graphic organizers. The authors provide statistical effect sizes and show how these translate into percentile gains for students, for each strategy. And each chapter presents extended classroom examples of teachers and students in action; models of successful instruction; and many "frames," rubrics, organizers, and charts to help teachers plan and implement the strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871205049
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Chapter 1.    Applying Research on Instruction: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Research-Based Strategies

Chapter 2.    Identifying Similarities and Differences

Chapter 3.    Summarizing and Note Taking

Chapter 4.    Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition

Chapter 5.    Homework and Practice

Chapter 6.    Nonlinguistic Representations

Chapter 7.    Cooperative Learning

Chapter 8.    Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

Chapter 9.    Generating and Testing Hypotheses

Chapter 10.    Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

Specific Applications

Chapter 11.    Teaching Specific Types of Knowledge

Chapter 12.    Using the Nine Categories in Instructional Planning

Chapter 13.    Afterword

Appendix:    Conversion Table for Effect Size/Percentile Gain

References

Index

About the Authors

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