Marzano Instructional Framework

  • An instructional framework is designed to create a common language for teacher and student achievement. Washington state provides districts a choice between three instructional frameworks and our district has adopted the Marzano Instructional Framework. The framework is organized into four domains and ten design questions to define teacher actions, and to focus professional development offerings.  

    Feedback to teachers is provided using the framework language through ten design questions:

    • What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress and celebrate success?
    • What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge?
    • What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?
    • What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?
    • What will I do to engage students?
    • What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures?
    • What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?
    • What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students?
    • What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?
    • What will I do to develop effective lessons organized in a cohesive unit?
     
    The framework identifies categories of strategies for teachers to implement during their lessons. Teachers have access to resources, trainings and video samples of these strategies.  

    In Yelm Community Schools we are committed to attracting and retaining a committed and highly-trained work force. Professional development is the foundation for our efforts. From research, we know that the single most important factor leading to student growth is the effectiveness of the classroom teacher. Below are links to resources that support strong teaching and learning across the district.