High Yield Strategy: Homework and Practice

Homework is a hotly debated and often researched topic among educators.  There seems to be a rather significant divide at times regarding whether or not it really makes a difference for students.  Today’s writing is not intended to swim into those deep waters.  Instead, today we will continue to move forward with our review of … Continue reading High Yield Strategy: Homework and Practice

High Yield Strategy: Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition

We’ve been revisiting Marzano’s nine high-yield research-based instructional practices.  Today’s practice – Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition – has the potential to yield a positive gain of .80 standard deviation.  That’s rather significant!  Below are some things to consider when bringing this practice into your classroom: Not all students realize the importance of believing in … Continue reading High Yield Strategy: Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition

High Yield Strategy: Summarizing and Note Taking

Last week I began revisiting Marzano’s nine high-yield instructional strategies.  Summarizing and note take is one of the nine.  Meta-analysis indicates an effect size of 1.00 (a positive increase in score of 1.00 standard deviations).  That’s significant!  Below is more specific information about Summarizing and Note Taking.    Summarizing and Note Taking (Effect size = 1.00) … Continue reading High Yield Strategy: Summarizing and Note Taking