Keynotes > A Look at Best Practices in Instruction
A Look at Best Practices in Instruction:
It's All About Teaching
We can't pretend not to know.
We know what works and we know what makes the difference. We have a burgeoning portfolio of "best practices" (Marzano et al) that are research-based, teacher-tested, tried and true. This repertoire of “best practices”, are focused in a three part framework: Higher Order Thinking/Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences. Embedded throughout these best practices are the higher order thinking skills that challenge students to do their best, by engaging in rigorous thinking. Cooperative learning is the instructional strategy that best facilitates active learning and the multiple intelligences are at the heart of the differentiated classroom.