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Marzano 13 Teaching Best Practices. As an edtech company, Edmentum certainly believes in the promise of online solutions to improve student outcomes and empower teachers with additional tools to provide effective, individualized instruction. However, educational technology is an incredibly young field, and everyone – educators, developers, and students alike – is still learning how best to use these tools.

A lot of brain power is being dedicated to answering these complex questions. One such effort comes from the Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL), whose experts conducted A Study of Best Practices in Edmentum Online Solutions, looking at Edmentum’s online solutions in various settings to evaluate the relationship between student learning and effective pedagogical practices with respect to the use of online instruction. Marzano Dimension One: Strategies involving routine events 1.

Clarifying your expectations is key to a smooth-running classroom, whether it’s traditional or virtual. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher. 2. Makes a Difference There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great responsibility that comes with your profession.

One of your goals ought to be: Make a difference in their lives. How? 3. Bring positive energy into the classroom every single day. 4. This is the fun part and absolutely important for being an effective teacher! 5. Whether you are delivering a lesson, writing report cards or offering support to a colleague - give 100%. 6. Never fall behind on the marking or filing of students' work. 7. As a teacher, there are going to be times where you will be observed formally or informally (that's also why you should give 100% at all times). 8.

Create standards for your students and for yourself. 9. An effective teacher is one who is creative but that doesn't mean that you have to create everything from scratch! 10. In life, things don't always go according to plan. 11. Marzano 13 Teaching Best Practices. Seven Educational Challenges We Can All Work to Overcome. 5 Non-Negotiables of Professional Development. This post was originally published on Cooper on Curriculum. Running any form of professional development can be a daunting task, whether it is at the district level, at a conference, etc. At the beginning of the planning process, facilitators often don’t have much more than a blank slate and a job such as, “You have one hour to teach your audience about [insert trendy topic here].” I have been leading professional development for a handful of years, and I have found that preparing with certain non-negotiables in mind helps to (1) provide me with a solid direction, and (2) assist in making my sessions that much more effective.

Here are my professional development non-negotiables: Avoid, “So little time, so much to do!” I always begin with the end in mind by asking myself, “With what enduring understandings do I want my audience to walk away?” These five points represent what I believe are five non-negotiables when planning any form of professional development. What are your non-negotiables?

Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development? As I prepare for another afternoon of district-provided professional development activities, I always make sure that I bring plenty of work to do (papers to grade, lesson planning, etc.). This isn't because I have a bad attitude and hate professional development (PD). A great PD event can really energize me to improve my classroom instruction. However, the sad fact is that the majority of PDs I attend are repetitive, simplistic, or downright boring. I bring other work to do so that I don't get irritated when I feel that my time is being so carelessly wasted. Wasted Opportunities I am not alone. Thinking about this in the car on the way home after another wasted opportunity made me angry. For us teachers, think of this in terms of teaching a lesson. We wouldn't teach our students this way. 4 Suggestions for Differentiation Why don't we differentiate teacher professional development like we differentiate our classroom?

1. 2. 3. 4. Isn't it about time that we practice what we preach? Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. Share with Friends 28.1KShares See Mrs. Jones. She has a fantastic idea for a new assignment. Then it’s time to build a rubric. See Mrs.

If you’re like Mrs. Then, when it comes time to assess student work, you’re likely to find many assignments that don’t fit neatly into any one column. And do students even read these rubrics? Might there be a better way? Instead of detailing all the different ways an assignment deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target, using a single column of traits. For some, this alternative might cause apprehension: does this mean more writing for the teacher?

With a single-point rubric, the farce of searching for the right pre-scripted language is over, leaving you free to describe exactly what this student needs to work on. Is there ever a need for a fully loaded, “hot mess” rubric? But a teacher aspires to more than that. You and me and Mrs. The following two tabs change content below. About The Author Jennifer Gonzalez. The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies. Listen to this article as a podcast episode: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:22 — 53.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.”

We will discuss the video. We will discuss the story. We will discuss our results. Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a note: “What format will you use? The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. So here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.

I’ve separated the strategies into three groups. Enjoy! Gallery Walk > a.k.a. Basic Structure: Stations or posters are set up around the classroom, on the walls or on tables. Philosophical Chairs > a.k.a. Pinwheel Discussion > Socratic Seminar > a.k.a. A.k.a. Making Lectures More Meaningful to Students. An engaging, thoughtfully presented lecture has the power to inform and inspire students. However, when lectures are delivered in a dull and uninspired manner, they can fall flat and cause students to disengage from the learning process. Through our recent “Today’s Student” project (conducted with the Work Institute), we set out to learn more about students’ college experiences, exploring how they define their “best” and “worst” classes. We share the findings in our recent white paper, The Not-So-Powerful PowerPoint®: Students Weigh the “Best” Classes against the “Worst.”

Among these findings, we noted that 54% of our surveyed students said that lecture-based classes were their worst classroom experience. Most likely, these “worst” classes included lectures that lacked the instructor’s enthusiasm and left little room for student involvement and participation. “It was all PowerPoint learning. You can hardly blame these students… No one wants to listen to—or give—a “dry” lecture! 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher. Carrie Lam , Academic Director, Teacher & Workshop Leader, Canada Posted 07/05/2014 10:12AM | Last Commented 08/12/2016 7:57AM I really appreciate teachers who are truly passionate about teaching. The teacher who wants to be an inspiration to others. The teacher who is happy with his/her job at all times. The teacher that every other child in the school would love to have. The teacher that kids remember for the rest of their lives.

Teaching is meant to be a very enjoyable and rewarding career field (although demanding and exhausting at times!). There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". Bring positive energy into the classroom every single day. This is the fun part and absolutely important for being an effective teacher! Whether you are delivering a lesson, writing report cards or offering support to a colleague - give 100%. Never fall behind on the marking or filing of students' work. Create standards for your students and for yourself. Welcome to Forbes.