8) Practice Instructional Strategies You Will Use Routinely

Part of a teacher’s start of school year checklist should include a plan to teach and practice specific instructional strategies that will be incorporated often in class. In this video we take a short look at incorporating Marzano’s “Identifying Similarities and Differences” strategy by using a “T” Chart.  We also look at Marzano’s “Note Taking” strategy by incorporating a method of taking “Combination” Notes.
Video Notes:
1)No Sound during the first minute of video, no need to adjust your computer
2)In the video I refer to “Bloom’s Taxonomy”. The Common Core Standards use the “revised” Bloom’s Taxonomy and refer to as “Depth of Knowledge” “DOK” or “Dept of Understanding”.

Related Links:
Support for Research Based Instructional Strategies
McRel’s Link: Getting Acquainted with the Essential 9
Marzano’s High Yield Strategies That Work

Suggested Reading:
– Marzano, R. J. (2001). A handbook for classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
– Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
– Schmoker, M. J. (2011). Focus: elevating the essentials to radically improve student learning. Alexandria, Va.: ASCD.
– Varlas, L. (2002). Getting acquainted with the essential nine. Retrieved from: http://www.ascd.org/publications/curriculum-update/winter2002/Getting-Acquainted-with-the-Essential-Nine.aspx

DISCUSSION: (Post Your Responses at the bottom of this page and submit as directed. Your responses will automatically be sent to me by e-mail. Your discussion board responses will not be posted on this page unless there is a message indicating such)

Respond to the following:

1) Identify 3 specific instructional strategies you might use in your classroom.  These strategies should those which you will use routinely (examples: Cooperative Learning – individual student roles in groups.  Think/Pair/Share etc.)

2) After Identifying the three strategies you will use in class, describe the process you will use to teach and implement these.

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