Practicing Gratitude

There exists a rich body of literature regarding the importance of gratitude and its positive impact on our overall well being, and sometimes it is difficult to translate all of this knowing about gratitude into doing gratitude.  In the article 10 Ways to Be a More Thankful Person, author Andrea Uptmor shares the following ways … Continue reading Practicing Gratitude

High Yield Strategy: Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

My household is a place where food is important (as you can probably attest by my girth).  Each weekend, we plan a menu for the upcoming week.  Based upon that menu, we prepare a list of grocery needs.  I write the grocery list down, and many times I write the list based upon departments and … Continue reading High Yield Strategy: Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

High Yield Strategy: Cooperative Learning

We’ve been revisiting the nine research-based high-yield instructional practices identified in Marzano’s Classroom Instruction That Works.  As teachers, we know the power of collaboration based upon our PLC successes and based upon the focus we placed on collaboration just a few years ago.  According to Marzano and his team, the meta-analysis shows that cooperative learning … Continue reading High Yield Strategy: Cooperative Learning

High Yield Strategy: Nonlinguistic Representations

In the now classic book Classroom Instruction That Works, Marzano finds through meta-analysis that students who regularly have opportunities to create nonlinguistic representations of current and new knowledge increase achievement.  The effect size attributed to this strategy is .75 ((please remember that the effect size is the increase in student achievement as measured in standard … Continue reading High Yield Strategy: Nonlinguistic Representations