Course Description

This course follows up on the original Classroom Instruction that Works by Robert Marzano, et al. It follows on the decade of research and developments over the last ten years following the first text, and re-analyzes and re-evaluates the teaching strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning. Topics include setting objectives and providing feedback, reinforcing effort and providing recognition, cooperative learning, cues, questions, and advance organizers, nonlinguistic representations, summarizing and note taking, assigning homework and providing practice, identifying similarities and differences, and generating and testing hypotheses. These strategies are organized and presented within a framework that is geared toward instructional planning, highlighting the point that all of the strategies are effective and should be used to complement one another. Each strategy is supported with recommended classroom practices, examples of the strategy in use, tips for teaching, and information about using the strategy with today’s learners.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Classroom Instruction that Works: Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd Ed
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Ceri B. Dean, ASCD, ISBN: 978-1416613626

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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