Last year, we started a schoolwide book study of Classroom Instruction That Works by Marzano & Pickering. Instead of doing a chapter a month, we are moving along at a much slower, deeper pace...a chapter a year. Since we opened two years ago, we have covered two chapters very deeply. The Effort & Recognition chapter and the Identifying Similarities and Differences chapter. The benefits of going quality vs. quantity have definitely paid off and the students are seeing the value of their effort pay off in their increased achievement this year. Level 4 effort has a whole new meaning, and every student knows what a "rubric" is. Second graders can identify nine different types of analogies and venn diagrams are all over the place. Enjoy this presentation as you dive into Marzano's high yield strategies.
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