Infographic: Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies {12 Days of Literacy}

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Effective schools make a big difference in student achievement. Effective leadership makes a positive difference, too. Effective teachers, however, directly impact student learning and achievement. It’s been shown that teachers who have a large repertoire of effective instructional strategies teach differently. They’re more intentional in their objectives, strategies, and intended outcomes. And, have better results.

Robert Marzano, an educational leader, conducted a meta-analysis of instructional strategies to determine which were the most effective. The following nine instructional strategies, summarized in the infographic below, rose to the top. While the nine strategies provide useful suggestions for instruction, they are even more powerful when accompanied by other essential ingredients for student learning.

A literacy-rich environment in classrooms and schools, for example, is an important K-12 foundation to support and extend effective instruction. And, effective vocabulary instruction (here, here, here, and here, too) is an integral part of a comprehensive literacy framework and supports student learning and achievement. Building a common language educators is also important, though frequently lacking. A common language helps teachers, coaches, and administrators communicate more easily and specifically around instructional strategies associated with literacy instruction, educational initiatives, and the Common Core State Standards.

{12 Days of Literacy} Tool 10 – Marzano’s 9 Instructional Strategies

You can put this infographic to use tomorrow. For example, simply print and post it in your lesson plan book or on your desk, podium, or teaching table. “9 Effective Instructional Strategies” could also be used as a resource for professional development to create conversation around effective strategies and instructional practices. Teachers, coaches, and/or staff developers can use the infographic as part of a shared online resource with links to effective instructional and vocabulary strategies, professional articles, blog posts, and templates.

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Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies

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Kimberly has been a teacher, administrator, and literacy consultant who worked in districts across the country to improve student literacy achievement. She currently serves as an Educational Specialist with Solution Tree and project manager for large-scale PLC implementations. Her new book, Blended Vocabulary: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Effective Instruction, was recently released in February, 2017.