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By Scott Sterling Naturally, summer is the most popular time for educators to grow and hone their craft through learning, collaboration, and connecting with other educators. A lot of this occurs at conferences. There are quite a few out there this year, but here is a selection. Some are huge and others serve niches that […]
By Scott Sterling Now that we’ve all recovered from last week’s Building Expertise 2015: Journey to Rigor, it’s time to reflect on what we learned and how much fun we had. There were some major themes of the conference that are worth discussing. It was huge! The conference sold out about a month before the […]
Top 10 Quotes (and Photos) from Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s Visit to Palm Beach County Demonstration Schools for Rigor
Dr. Marzano with Area Superintendent Ian Salzman and Calusa Elementary Principal Jamie Wyatt. During the week of May 20th, Robert J. Marzano visited five Demonstration Schools for Rigor in Palm Beach County, Florida, where he toured classrooms to see teachers implementing strategies in the Essentials for Achieving Rigor instructional model. The Demonstration Schools are a […]
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 do phase is the easiest […]
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 Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, […]
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 Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, […]
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 encoding. To keep the information […]
Rigor occurs when students can demonstrate mastery of a standard with autonomy. Consider the level of cognition that you want students to reach in each activity and the instructional strategies that will make that happen. Once you’ve done this, you can develop learning goals and scales that match assessment to the required type of thinking. […]
By Scott Sterling We often consider cognitively complex tasks as ideal classroom activities—the culmination of rigor. It’s a very specific process; for students to find success, instruction must be precise and deliberate. Luckily, one of the latest books in the Essentials for Achieving Rigor series, Engaging in Cognitively Complex Tasks, goes into detail about how […]
By Scott Sterling Stop me if you’ve seen this scenario before: Teacher presents new information with a lecture or video and asks students to take notes. Teacher pauses every so often to ask questions in a half-hearted attempt at formative assessment; students desperately try not to be chosen. Obligatory homework assignment is given with about […]
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