What Works in Schools: Translating Research Into Action

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ISBN-13: 978-0871207173
ISBN-10: 0871207176
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  • Paperback: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (November 19, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871207176
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871207173
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful By James Downey on September 22, 2005
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I have been a classroom teacher for 25 years. In that time, I have seen many trends in educational philosophy. Finally, Marzano has written a book that addresses research based methods of instruction that actually are proven to increase student achievement. He addresses three key areas: School-Level Factors, Teacher-Level Factors, Student-Level Factors, and a section on how to implement these factors into classoom instruction. Marzano states,"Thirty-five years of research provides remarkably clear guidance as to the steps schools can take to be highly effective in enhancing student achievement."I have found that the researched based information that Marzano provides about each of these key areas to be invaluable in the instruction of our students. This book is a must read for all serious educators.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Moore on July 26, 2007
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This book is an excellent summary of the research into practice that has been proven to make a difference. This book should be required reading for every teacher, every administrator, and every school board.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Birkelund on June 26, 2007
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Data is the buzz word of the schoolyards. This book had easy references and good practical insights on how to look at data.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rica Web on January 4, 2008
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Very good reference on how to be an effective teacher. Various strategies, methods and researches cited.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tempest on February 27, 2010
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As our district's curriculum and instructional director, sometimes it is hard to get my principals on board with change. This book is an invaluable resource for data and tables to share with principals.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Gruenbaum on April 7, 2010
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What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action. I have read other Marzano books and have found them valuable. Again it is part of my summer reading. The quality of the book was great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By olekb on September 20, 2010
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Interesting and stimulating review of educational research. Especially relevant for master and doctoral students within the field.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kennedy Anderson on March 31, 2012
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This book really and truly impacts my everyday classroom experience. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to implement positive school reform. I read this book in its entirety. It was a required read for my Ed.S in Teacher Leader from the University of West Alabama. It was an enjoyable and meaningful read. I will read it again and implement the author's concepts into my own school effectively. Get this book you will not regret it!
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