The Art and Science of Teaching
Teaching challenges educators to match research-based methods with individual student needs and according to different types of content. Robert J. Marzano asserts that research will "never get to the level of telling a teacher what to do on a specific day, with a specific student, with a specific piece of content. That's the art part."
In his new book, The Art and Science of Teaching, Marzano gives teachers a common language or instructional model for addressing both the application and scientific underpinnings of teaching. This issue of Express explores the connections between teaching as an art and teaching as a science.
Exploring the "Art" in the Art and Science of Teaching
Find out how the teacher-as-artist can get started using Marzano's book. more
A Question Answered
As it turns out, teachers can and do make a huge difference in student achievement. Marzano suggests an instructional model to maximize teacher effectiveness. more
Teaching Beyond the Book
Expert teachers learn more from identifying and building on student strengths than from following prescriptive guides. more
The Art of Changing the Brain
One teacher uses recent brain research to inform and adapt his craft. more
Teaching via Visualization
ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Awardee Jennifer Morrison demonstrates how she uses visualization as a prereading strategy to engage students in new content.
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Teaching as an Art
Blogger and retired educator Sherman Minter gives his perspective on teaching that steps back and takes cues from students. more
Best of the 2006 Conference on Teaching & Learning
This CD set features sessions from several experts expanding on the theme of applying both art and science to your approach to classroom instruction.