Month: March 2015

Immediate feedback needs to be provided or bad habits will take hold

How to Guide Students Through Their Practice

By Scott Sterling By now, we’re all familiar with the gradual release model, sometimes shortened to I do; We do; You do. It just makes sense for teachers to help students acquire new skills using some form of this method. That being said, it can be argued that the I

Building Expertise 2014

Highlights of Building Expertise 2014

By Scott Sterling It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on another edition of Building Expertise. The signature Marzano conference gets bigger every year, attracting more and more of the brightest minds in education and the most dedicated teachers. This year’s conference, Journey to Rigor, will be held at Disney’s

Building Expertise

Sessions to Look Forward to at Building Expertise 2015

By Scott Sterling It’s hard to believe that Building Expertise is right around the corner again! The signature Marzano conference gets bigger every year, attracting more and more of the brightest minds in education and the most dedicated teachers. This year’s edition, Journey to Rigor, will be held at Disney’s

Without formal processing strategies, content can be forgotten

Processing New Information and the Long-Term Memory

Learning isn’t just about memorization of facts and critical information; it involves the retention of information for later use and transferring knowledge to the long‐term memory. After all, you’re not just teaching content—you’re teaching students to think more deeply, even when you’re introducing brand new content. All of this takes