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8 thoughts on “Marzano”

  1. I believe this is an excellent position to take. After getting to know the philosophy or curriculum protocol, we can respectfully agree with some aspects of it or can negate it 100%. As teachers, we should empower ourselves to be open and receptive to other perspectives… but only to the extent that it also support our own research of language acquisition.

  2. In 2017 there was a presenter at NTPRS in San Antonio that gave a presentation on Marzano and TPRS/CI and how they completey align. Maybe their work is still up on the Sched.

    1. My friend Leslie in New Jersey uses TPRS and CI only and she gets very high ratings on Marzano. She has done a terrific job educating her supervisors and her colleagues, all of whom are not on board. Just from my travels around, I believe the scale is tipping if it has not already tipped.

      1. Leslie is in the League of Saints bc she has been able to educate her colleagues. It is no easy task! Yeah, whatever the barometer is, good teaching is good teaching and so I remember specifically that year when our focus in the building was Marzano I made a conscious effort to not give a rip. Nothing happened. I think I got credit for listening to them talk about Marzano.

  3. I actually trained my students into a routine. Whenever we got observed I stopped what we were doing and we got the boxes checked. The kids always got into it. It was like a challenge for us. As soon as the observer came into the room, right at that moment I smiled at the kids and we knew we were on. I had them translate lists of words from the word wall in chorus, totally useless but impressive to ignorant observers. I knew when to put them in groups to get that box checked (that is now in the Reading Options materials). Lots of stuff that I don’t remember anymore bc since I started NTCI those boxes get checked automatically.

    1. Funny, I just realized that this happened to me too but without explicitly telling the students. After a few lessons, some open honesty and empathic statements to kids they just get that it’s time to get those boxes checked. There’s a trust that is unsurpassed. Off the cuff, we should have our Aces in our sleeves ready… partner to partner summarizing, exit tickets or dictations with the last few sentences.of our CI experience with “feedback” to the students to “improve”… when really we can’t expect them to master any particular structure. They can only begin to communicate with single words and body language.

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