Getting Better Results (and Evaluations) with Marzano

Marzano's Art and Science of Teaching

By now, everyone in education has probably heard of Dr. Marzano (CLICK HERE for more of my Marzano posts) and his most famous book – The Art and Science of Teaching. From my first PD about his ideas and techniques more than 15 years ago, I was hooked!

After the PD, I took a long and hard look at what I’d been doing and how I’d been teaching, and realized I needed to make some changes. For me, that process of reflection and self-evaluation is the essence of Marzano. It wasn’t a specific strategy or technique in the book that transformed me from a teacher to a highly effective teacher, it was a shift in mindset and intentionality.

Thinking carefully about which strategy or technique would get the best results and resisting the tendency to just do what the textbook says to do next or activity X just because I really liked it and had been doing it forever is the key to Marzano’s ideas. Not only was I more prepared to meet my students where they were, but whenever evaluation time comes around, I am able to tell my administrator not only which activities I selected, but why I selected them. This resulted in consistently excellent evaluations which also eventually led to more teacher leadership roles.

The Art and Science of Teaching is an incredible book, and I very highly recommend getting, reading and applying it. But, if you’re looking for a more “Cliff’s Notes” version of it, I will be sharing some Marzano aligned resources, tips, tricks and ideas about to embed some highly effective activities and techniques into your daily instruction.

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Marzano's Art and Science of Teaching
Marzano's Art and Science of Teaching