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Classroom Instruction
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The Classroom Instruction network points to research-based classroom instructional practices. These dimensions of instructional practice are based on the publication, Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, by Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollack. (2001).

Dimensions of Classroom Instruction

These dimensions have been chosen as fundamental categories by educators and professionals working in the field. If you are just beginning to learn about this field then these categories should help you address your basic needs.

  1. Identifying Similarities and Differences
  2. Summarizing and Note Taking
  3. Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
  4. Homework and Practice
  5. Nonlinguistic Representations
  6. Cooperative Learning
  7. Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
  8. Generating and Testing Hypotheses
  9. Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

As your needs become more specific you may want to start browsing the card catalog to find more narrowly focused sets of resources. We recommend that you take our tour before you begin.