In today’s classrooms and schools, rigorous
instruction and learning don’t just happen by accident. In fact, ensuring
rigorous instruction happens consistently, teachers must be willing to pay
close attention to their respective learning environments. And that includes
having the foresight to plan for the conditions within that learning
environment before ever moving on to content planning. Without the appropriate
conditions in place, consistent levels of rigorous instruction, learning and
performance are unachievable.
Therein lies the practical magic of Classroom Techniques for Creating Conditions for Rigorous Instruction
by authors Jennifer Cleary, Terry Morgan and Dr Robert J. Marzano. It speaks to
the conditions in the classroom that are required to achieve rigorous instruction,
and provides teachers of all year levels and subjects the strategies to get
With step-by-step activities for each of its
five main strategies, the guide doesn’t just provide useful information, it
turns that information into actionable insights and templates for bringing
solid ideas to life.