Rosenshine's Principles in Practice

Tom Sherrington

In 2012, Barak Rosenshine wrote an article for the International Academy of Education that set out a series of 10 simple, research-based principles of instruction that make for more effective teaching. Tom Sherrington read that article, and he’s been talking about it ever since. And his new book on implementing Rosenshine's principles is shaping up to be the summer's runaway hit in education.

As a principal, coach, and educational consultant in schools across the UK, Sherrington has used his considerable experience and expertise to elaborate and build on Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction for use in the classroom. There are no gimmicks, no fads, nothing outlandish; he puts forth a set of ideas rooted authentically in classroom experience, with classroom examples, actionable strategies, and tested methods of implementation developed from real classrooms.
There is an endless list of authentic tasks that students will need to engage with every day of their professional lives—from making phone calls and making presentations, to reading technical instructions, writing proposals, or emailing inquiries. Lapp, Grant, and Thayre expand the narrow range of communication skills usually delivered in school to empower students to master the most critical components of communication in their lives beyond school. 
Robert J. Marzano has spent over 50 years revolutionizing educational research and observation. Here, he brings that experience and expertise to one of the most complicated questions in education: What is rigor, and how can I use it to improve my student’s learning? Marzano provides a focused, yet comprehensive framework for enhancing rigor across grade levels and subject areas, making it possible for entire schools and school systems to create comprehensive and rigorous K–12 curriculums.  
Brokenness whether from violence, neglect, substance abuse, or countless other ways students can find themselves isolated and hurting transcends race, age, religion, ethnicity, and zip code, and can be found in any classroom. Based on stories of growth and transformation from his experience working with these children of trauma, Dr. Bender shows any educator how to reach and teach these children who so desperately need inspiration and healing in their schools and in their lives.

Meredith and David Liben have been on the front lines of the reading wars since 1994, when their Harlem school's first cohort of students failed the NYC end-of-year reading exam. To fix the failing reading scores, they set out on a journey to find literacy practices and instructional materials that truly improve student learning outcomes. Their insights and ideas their school's reading scores to the highest of any non-gifted school in Harlem. This book captures what they learned and delivers real strategies for teachers to improve their students' reading levels.
The Power of Student Teams

Michael D. Toth & David A. Sousa

In this engageing new book, seasoned educators Toth and Sousa present an innovative pedagogical model called student-led academic teaming. In academic teams, students collaborate, peer coach, and peer teach while engaging in rigorous, standards-based tasks—blending the best we know about social and emotional learning (SEL) with cognitive learning (SECL) and delivering fresh solutions for the classroom. This groundbreaking take on learning includes a 10,000-student research study of a large urban district where teaming raised achievement across the board, and narrowed achievement gaps for African-American students, English Language Learners, and students with special needs.

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