Based on the research of Marzano, McRel, and the US Department of Education 30 strategies were found to influence learning and achievement, some in a very small way and some in very dynamic way. The five strategies referred to below, if used consistently and pervasively will increase student learning and understanding of their content areas. These five strategies if used consistently show the strongest correlation between implementation and learning and student achievement.
Strategies That Most Impact Achievement and Learning
Teachers have been provided training in the implementation of Thinking Maps which are eight visual-verbal learning tools. Each visual tool is based on a fundamental thinking process. When used together and consistently throughout a school community, Thinking Maps provide all teachers, students, and parents with a common language for generating, communicating, and analyzing ideas.
Using Thinking Maps along with the strategies that most impact student achievement and learning students will be provided the best opportunities for exemplary success.