Evidence-based best practices that improve classroom environments and assessment techniques!

If your goal is a smoother-running, participatory classroom and improved student achievement, you'll find essential best practices in this new resource, edited by a renowned education scholar, Robert Slavin.

Dr. Robert Slavin, Professor and Chairman of the Success for All Foundation, has gathered insights and findings from 26 leading education researchers, presented in succinct chapters focused on key aspects of teaching and classroom management practice. Readers will find: Strategies for assessment that address formative approaches, differentiated classrooms, the role of feedback in the assessment process, adaptation for the Common Core, and more; Proven techniques for classroom management, including immediate, positive steps that teachers can take; User-friendly content supported by quick-read charts and graphs

Drawing from the leading international experts in the field of teaching and originally published in the journal Better: Evidence-Based Education, this is a valuable new resource for education leaders at all levels.

Good Instruction Is Good Classroom Management

Good instruction is good classroom management

Robert Slavin explains how exciting, engaging lessons can solve most problems in the classroom.

With the sound of the school bell still echoing in the hall, Julia Carter started her high school English class.

“Today,” she began, “you will become thieves. Worse than thieves. Thieves steal only your money or your property. You”—she looked around the class and paused for emphasis—“will steal something far more valuable. You will steal an author's style.”

During her speech, the students sat in rapt attention. Two children, Mark and Gloria, slunk in late. Mark made a funny “oops, I'm late” face and did an exaggerated tiptoe to his desk. Ms. Carter ignored both of them, as did the class. She continued ...

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