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Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference

Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference

January 2003 | 120 pages | Corwin
Through a meta-analysis of studies on instructional strategies, Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock (2001) have identified nine families of strategies that significantly increase student achievement. The results of this meta-analysis point educator to a proven pedagogy with teacher-tested, tried-and-true techniques that work to increase student achievement through cognitive and cooperative efforts.

Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference presents research-based instructional ideas that encompass an essential repertoire for beginning and developing teachers as they become skilled professionals. The skills are organized in a "framework for quality" that includes observable skills in four instructional areas: Creating an Environment for Learning, Teaching the Standards of Learning, Structuring Interactions with Learning, and Reflecting about the Learning.

About This Nutshell Book
1. Family of Strategies: Finding Similarities and Differences (1SD)
2. Family of Strategies: Summarizing and Note-taking (2SN)
3. Family of Strategies: Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition (3RR)
4. Family of Strategies: Homework and Practice (4HP)
5. Family of Strategies: Nonlinguistic Representations (5NR)
6. Family of Strategies: Cooperative Learning (6CL)
7. Family of Strategies: Setting Objective and Providing Feedback (7OF)
8. Family of Strategies: Generating and Testing Hypotheses (8HG)
9. Family of Strategies: Questions and Cues and Advanced Organizers (9QCA)
Appendix A: People Search: "Best Practices" That Make the Difference

"Educators will find this an excellent collection of best practices that really work."

The Bookwatch, June 2007

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