Formal Assessments for Marzano Scales

Formal Assessments for Marzano Scales

Last post I discussed the Pros and Cons of Informal Assessments. This week I am switching to the idea of using formal assessments for Marzano Scales because I found that they were so much more effective! The benefits of formal assessments are that they give you and...
How to Use Marzano’s Taxonomy to Write Your Own Scales

How to Use Marzano’s Taxonomy to Write Your Own Scales

With the explosion of Marzano framework for teacher evaluations, and Marzano Scales refocusing classroom instruction, I get a lot of questions from teachers trying to figure out how to write their own scales to meet district or state requirements. A few months ago I...
Engage Students with Kid-Friendly Goals

Engage Students with Kid-Friendly Goals

Have you ever felt like as a teacher, you’re doing most of the work to learn, organize, pace, and dispense the curriculum while your students sit back passively waiting for you to tell them what to do? What if your students understood that it was their job to...
African American History Inspires Student Goal-Setting

African American History Inspires Student Goal-Setting

So, how does African American History inspire student goal-setting? Some kids have a clear idea of what kind of future they’re working towards, and others may not have any good ideas, or any good examples of happy and successful adults in their lives. Helping...
How to Write Specific Marzano Scales

How to Write Specific Marzano Scales

So, how do you write a Marzano Scale that works?¬†Continuing the theme of writing goals with your students for the new year, this third post is going to divulge my most helpful tips for how to write specific Marzano Scales. I’m going to share with you the...
Math Assessment with Marzano Scales Raffles!

Math Assessment with Marzano Scales Raffles!

¬† If you’re with me this morning at the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, come and say hello! If you have tried to use Marzano Scales in your classroom as part of your teacher evaluation (observations) or district requirements, you may...

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