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Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston
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About the Authors
In Effective Supervision, Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston show school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers.
Their five-part framework is based on what research tells us about how expertise develops. When these five conditions are attended to in a systematic way, teachers do improve their skills:
The focus is on developing a collegial atmosphere in which teachers can freely share effective practices with each other, observe one another’s classrooms, and receive focused feedback on their teaching strategies.
The constructive dynamics of this approach always keep in sight the aim of enhancing students' well-being and achievement.
As the authors note, "The ultimate criterion for expert performance in the classroom is student achievement. Anything else misses the point."
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ROBERT J. MARZANO is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Englewood, Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. During his 40 years in public education, Marzano has worked in every U.S. state as well as countries in Europe and Asia. Read more
TONY FRONTIER is a consultant, award-winning educator, and assistant professor of leadership studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He consults internationally on topics of effective instruction, student engagement, teacher supervision, and school leadership. He is coauthor of Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School, and a frequent contributor to Educational Leadership® magazine. Read more
DAVID LIVINGSTON is an associate with Marzano Research Laboratory, specializing in school- and district-level leadership and school improvement. He began his career in education in 1968 with the Chicago Teacher Corps. After a decade of teaching, he served for 20 years as principal of four elementary schools in Oregon and Colorado. From 1998 to 2005, he was executive director of elementary education for the Cherry Creek Schools in Colorado. Read more
professional development | teaching
classroom observation | instruction | teacher evaluation | teacher quality | teacher supervision
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