Educators Brian Pete and Robin Fogarty present research-based instructional ideas that encompass an essential repertoire for beginning and developing teachers as they become skilled professionals.
Through a meta-analysis of studies on instructional strategies, they have identified nine families of strategies that significantly increase student achievement. The results of this meta-analysis point educator to a proven pedagogy with teacher-tested, tried-and-true techniques that work to increase student achievement through cognitive and cooperative efforts.
The skills are organized in a 'framework for quality' that includes observable skills in four instructional areas:
Creating an Environment for Learning,
Teaching the Standards of Learning
Structuring Interactions with Learning,
Reflecting about the Learning.
This is useful reading for anyone who wants to develop as a teacher.