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Ensuring Effective Instruction: How Do I Improve Teaching Using Multiple Measures? Arias
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Use this publication to explain to everyone in your organization why the best way to evaluate teaching performance is to use a balanced approach that includes multiple measures.
Understanding Common Core State Standards
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This booklet lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm.
The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core
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This book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the Common Core State Standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level.
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom
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Robert Marzano and Mark Haystead offer invaluable insight for any educator who wants to ensure that standards actually lead to higher student achievement.
From Standards to Success: A Guide for School Leaders
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From lesson planning to professional development programming, Mark R. O'Shea provides you with an A–Z guide to realizing the promise of standards-based education. Explore processes and structures that help you integrate standards into teaching and raise expectations about achievement.
Teaching What Matters Most: Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement
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Based on 10 years of research in more than 300 schools, the authors lay out a blueprint for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Lesson plans, teaching practices, and assessment tools from real classrooms show how to ensure that standards stay focused on meaningful education.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition
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One of our most popular books ever, updated in a second edition. Three new chapters, extended examples, and field-tested strategies help teachers succeed in today's increasingly diverse classrooms.
Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd edition EBOOK
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First published in 2001, Classroom Instruction That Works revolutionized teaching by linking classroom strategies to evidence of increased student learning. Now this landmark guide has been reenergized and reorganized for today's classroom with new evidence-based insights and a new Instructional Planning Guide that makes it easier for you to know when to emphasize each of the nine research-based teaching strategies from the original guide. Update your knowledge of the impact research-based teaching has on student achievement and the learning of essential 21st century skills.
The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction
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In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards: Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms
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How can you teach all students to achieve at the same high standards and still respect and accommodate their differences? This book answers that question and introduces you to a field-tested framework for teaching that ensures that inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education. If you're striving to teach a standards-based curriculum in a classroom with English language learners, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, or students with disabilities, this book has the comprehensive approach you need.

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