Robert Marzano

By Jessie and Katie (M)

Brief Background

Born in 1946, Marzano received a bachelor's degree from Iona College in New York, a master's degree from Seattle University, and a doctorate from the University of Washington. Marzano is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Englewood, Colorado. He is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, effective leadership, and school intervention. His books include The Art and Science of Teaching and Effective Supervision. His translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are known all over the world and widely practiced.

Educational Reform

Marzano has created numerous models which identify things like the direct cause-and-effect relationships between teaching practices and student achievement as well as the alignment each has with higher leadership. He has three main models of evaluation: Teacher, School Leadership, and District Leader. These models help teachers and leaders make the best decisions that will have the greatest benefit for their students. They provide strategies and tools to empower the teachers so that they can focus on the ultimate goal of improving student learning.


Marzano as also developed the concept of testing based on the given standards. He believes that if a lesson is more performance based, then the test should also be performanced based. He has also created strategies for teaching with diversity so that each student has the capability to succeed.

My focus has always started at the individual student level in the classroom, and moved out form there...

Impact

Marzano has changed the way that teachers approach their students, test taking, and many other classroom cituations.  His leadership models help principals and administrators take a more active role with their students to provide further support and encouragement. His intivative new ways are used around the globe to help students succeed and have more confidence to be their self and strive for greatness.  

Citations

Dessoff. "Education Reformer: Robert Marzano." District Administration. Proffessional Media Group, n.d. Web. Mar. 2012.                                                                                       "Robert Marzano." Marzano Research Laboratory. Marzano Research Laboratory n.d. Web.