• Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Solutions to the problem of improving education for our children require each school district to make smart decisions about what will make the most difference in their district. In order to create the schools our children need, district leaders must understand why what we’re doing right now really won’t help much, and critically, what we can do instead.

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  • Cultivating Coaching Mindsets: An Action Guide for Literacy Leaders

    A detailed framework to help literacy leaders promote the advancement of literacy instruction that improves and deepens learning. Explore facilitation techniques for providing meaningful feedback while respecting teachers’ views and knowledge—supporting teachers as they build their capacity to reflect on and improve literacy learning for all students.

  • Deliberate Coaching: A Toolbox for Accelerating Teacher Performance

    Deliberate Coaching is a toolbox of behavioral techniques for educators and leaders who are looking to move their coaching from haphazard to deliberate.

  • Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible Classroom

    Explains theories behind various assessment types and addresses ways to create brain-compatible learning environments that foster high achievement.

  • Know Better, Do Better

    For anyone concerned about the poor reading results of America’s students, from teachers looking for real strategies to use in their classrooms to parents trying to be better advocates for their children, this book study will teach the foundations so every child can read.

  • Leadership for Teacher Learning: Creating a Culture Where All Teachers Improve So That All Students Succeed

    How formative assessment, when applied properly, helps to create a structured and rigorous learning environment and which changes in classroom practice that is likely to increase learning, and explore specific classroom tactics that do tend to raise student achievement.

  • Leading School Improvement: A Framework for Action

    Explains the school leader's role in ramping up academic press and fostering a supportive school culture.

  • Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do

    Deepens understanding of what performance assessment is, what purposes it serves, and how to use performance tasks and rubrics to support formative and summative assessment.

  • School Leadership for Results: A Focused Model

    Provides a thorough exploration of the Marzano School Leader Evaluation Model and a practical guide to meeting the challenges of fair and accurate evaluation of instructional leaders. It encouraged schools all over the world to change their approach to leader evaluation, shifting the focus from simple measurement to real, effective evaluation based on growth.  

  • The Power of Student Teams

    Explore a new pedagogical model called student-led academic teaming. In academic teams, students collaborate, peer coach, and peer teach while engaging in rigorous, standards-based tasks—a combination that leads to true social, emotional, and cognitive learning (SECL).

  • Understanding Rigor in the Classroom

    Understanding Rigor in the Classroom provides a focused, yet comprehensive framework for enhancing rigor across grade levels and subject areas. This book makes it possible for entire schools, and school systems, to create comprehensive and rigorous K–12 curriculums.