Marzano’s Instructional Strategies and Dan Pink

April 24, 2010

This is a great site for resources on Robert Marzano’s instructional strategies.

If you are familiar with Marzano, then you will find this site particularly interesting as it connects instructional technology resources with each of his strategies.  If you are not familiar with Marzano, each strategy is briefly defined so that you can implement the technology while knowing which instructional strategy you are using.

I also sorted out a few of Marzano’s strategies and applied them to Dan Pink’s aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.  Here are a few of the obvious connections that I made after reviewing the strategies on the Marzano website:

#3 Complex Cognitive Tasks (Symphony)

#4 Cooperative Learning (Empathy)

#8 Graphic Organizers, #12 Non-linguistic Representations (Design)

#11 Interactive Games, #12 Kinesthetic Activities (Play)

#19 Summarizing (Story/Design)

I’m sure there are any number of parallels that can be drawn between Marzano and Dan Pink’s aptitudes, but I thought these were the easiest to implement.

So if your district is asking you to utilize the Marzano startegies, don’t worry.  You can still develop your students’ right-brain aptitudes at the same time!

Marzano’s Instructional Strategies.


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One Response to Marzano’s Instructional Strategies and Dan Pink

  1. Lesson Upgrades
    April 24, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Blog post: Marzano's Instructional… #danielpink #design #empathy #general #lessonplans #play #story #symphony

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