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Sep 26

5 Steps to Understanding


Do you want to dramatically increase students' understanding of new information across content areas and at every grade level? Then read Robert J. Marzano’s article in the October 2009 issue of Educational Leadership titled Helping Student Process Information as he describes his “five avenues to understanding.”

"Teachers must continually read student engagement levels and adjust the pace accordingly."

"Teachers can increase the response note to questions by having students respond to the answers of other students."

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“To help students process information that is essential to understanding specific content, teachers can use an effective strategy that involves the following five elements.”

Read on to discover Marzano’s "five avenues to understanding.”

 

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/oct09/vol67/num02/Helping_Students_Process_Information.aspx

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Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Englewood, Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His books include Designing & Teaching Learning Goals & Objectives, District Leadership That Works, Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading, On Excellence in Teaching, and The Art and Science of Teaching. His practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are internationally known and widely practiced by both teachers and administrators.

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For more pedagogical insights, refer to Helpful Insights & Strategies for Educators

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Welcome back to another school year. I hope your summer was relaxing and invigorating and you are looking forward to the approaching school year and the opportunity to stimulate and challenge your students’ minds.

This summer I was able to study Sir Ken Robinson, a British author, speaker and international advisor on education to governments, non-profits, and education organizations

I, like many people, find his writings and Ted Talks not only witty and inspiring but also thought-provoking and challenging. Much of his work deals with the diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. He posits that the noticeable lack of them in our schools negatively affect students’ learning and teachers’ productivity and the absence of them is triggered by the demands of standardized testing.

I hope you find Sir Ken Robinson’s words inspiriting and challenging as I do and be mindful of them as you plan for the new year. Here is to a great 2017-2018 school year!