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High Yield Strategy – Similarities and Differences

Robert Marzano has identified nine instructional strategies that classroom teachers can utilize to improve instruction in the classroom.  Our schools have been focusing on identifying similarities and differences this month which yields a 45 percentile gain in academics.  When working with students on this strategy, the students have to break concepts into similar and different characteristics. There are four effective ... Read More »

Building Academic Vocabulary

Robert Marzano and Debra Pickering’s book Building Academic Vocabulary helps us understand the need to utilize a six-step process for teaching new academic terms.   These steps include: Step 1 – Provide a description, explanation, or example of the new term. (For ESL students, add a nonlinguistic representation.) Instead of having your students look up words in the dictionary to discover word ... Read More »

Creating Quality Clear Learning Targets

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To what extent do students understand what they are supposed to learn in your class? How do you know?  These questions provide food for thought as to how we share our knowledge with our students. Often times, we make assumptions that students know what we want them to learn. Clear Learning Targets provide one method that we can use to ... Read More »