February 2016 4
By Scott Sterling In the Marzano framework, Design Question 6 is all about establishing and maintaining control of a classroom. A common misconception is that classroom management is established early in the year and never has to be modified. As veteran teachers know, this is not the case. Students may enroll or leave your class. […]
By Scott Sterling There are many times when an overview of a topic is a beneficial educational process. Skills and subjects are often interrelated. A student cannot see that without being able to occasionally step back and take a broader view. This broader view can occur in class, but time outside of school can also […]
By Scott Sterling Most teachers choose to use their in-class time to deliver new content. The thinking is that students will naturally struggle, productively or otherwise, when they encounter the unknown. When that struggle occurs, the teacher wants to be there. In correlation, homework is reserved for practice. But isn’t a student just as likely […]
By Scott Sterling Fluency in the core subject areas is not much different than fluency in foreign language classes; it is the ability to readily recall new knowledge with very little struggle. It falls under what we call procedural knowledge. Fluency is also a great place for homework to make a mark. The classic example […]
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