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Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, & David Livingston
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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, Colo. 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
TONY FRONTIER is an assistant professor of doctoral leadership studies and director of teacher education at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisc., where he teaches courses in curriculum development, organizational learning, research methods, and statistics. He began his career in education in 1994 teaching at Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts in Milwaukee Public Schools.
professional development | teaching
classroom observation | instruction | professional development | teacher evaluation | teacher quality | teacher supervision
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