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.( such as a Blooms Taxonomy framework for 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 is an integral part of a comprehensive literacy framework and supports student learning and achievement.
The “9 Effective Instructional Strategies” could also be used as a resource for professional development to create conversation around effective strategies and instructional practices.
A print friendly version of the infographic can be found at the above site.