Classroom Instruction That Works

Classroom Instruction That Works

Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

By: Ceri B. Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler, Bj Stone

Publication date: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4166-1362-6

This book is one of the most widely used tools for increasing student achievement for good reason: It provides evidence-based insights from rigorous research to strengthen instructional planning and delivery. You’ll understand why and how the nine research-based teaching strategies presented in the book work best for specific situations and see how these methods connect directly to students gaining key 21st-century skills. Learn how to select the teaching techniques that will work best in your classroom to heighten engagement and deepen understanding with your students.

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First published in 2001, Classroom Instruction That Works revolutionized teaching by linking nine categories of instructional practices to evidence of increased student learning.
This second edition explores each of the nine instructional strategy categories, and delivers expanded evidence-based insights on how to apply them in the classroom. You’ll learn how and why some strategies work more effectively than others. It includes an Instructional Planning Guide that shows you when to emphasize each of the instructional strategies and use them to:

-Create an environment for learning that ensures an effective backdrop for every lesson.
-Develop your students' understanding by using their prior knowledge as scaffolding for new learning.
-Help students extend and apply knowledge and move beyond “right answer” learning to an expanded understanding and use of concepts and skills.

 

Pages: 210
Language: English
Publisher: ASCD, McREL International
Edition: Second
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Ceri B. Dean

Ceri B. Dean was a senior fellow and the vice president for field services at McREL International, where she was responsible for the development and successful implementation of McREL's professional development, technical assistance, and consultation services. She served as the director of large-scale projects, including the North Central Comprehensive Center at McREL, a U.S. Department of Education–funded technical assistance center.

Education: M.S. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Elizabeth Ross Hubbell

Elizabeth Ross Hubbell was a supervising principal consultant with McREL International, where she worked with schools and districts on effective instructional strategies, conducted instructional technology audits, and helped organizations strategize for the future using scenario planning. Prior to joining McREL, Elizabeth served as a curriculum director and elementary teacher, where she focused on combining 21st century learning environments with Montessori philosophies.

Education: MA Information and Learning Technologies, University of Colorado, BSEd Early Childhood/Elementary Education, University of Georgia

Howard Pitler

Howard Pitler was a senior director at McREL International, where he conducted workshops and trainings for K–12 teachers and administrators on research-based instructional strategies, technology, and pedagogy; conducted technology audits for districts; and worked with school and district leaders using McREL's Power Walkthroughâ classroom observation software.

Education: B.A. in Music Education from Indiana State University. M.A. in Music Performance from Wichita State. Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Wichita State University.

Bj Stone

Bj Stone is a consulting director for McREL International, where she facilitates learning sessions with teachers and administrators in the areas of research-based instructional strategies, vocabulary instruction, curriculum development, and assessment design. Bj was designated as a Teaching Fellow in a large National Science Foundation-funded grant for preservice teachers. Prior to joining McREL, she was a middle and high school science teacher, a university instructor, and an assistant superintendent.

Education: B.S in Biology, an M.S. in Science Education, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Study from the University of Northern Colorado.

The Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW) book series is one of the most widely used resources for increasing student achievement for good reason: Each book provides evidence-based insights from rigorous research to strengthen teachers’ instructional planning and delivery. Through these books, you’ll understand why and how McREL’s nine categories of instruction work, and learn to effectively use them in specific situations, including with English language learners and with classroom technology. You’ll see how these methods connect directly to students gaining key 21st-century skills. Learn how to design lessons and teaching techniques that will work best in your classroom to heighten engagement and deepen understanding with your students. A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works offers guidance, rubrics, checklists, templates, tools, protocols, and tips to help you easily apply the various CITW teaching strategies in specific situations and with various tasks. Make your classroom the paradigm for CITW!