We like these books. They have influenced and informed instructional design at VSSEC.

How People Learn; Brain, Mind, Experience and School, John D.Bransford, Ann L.Brown, and Rodney R.Cokcing (editors) National Academy Press.


This book was commissioned by the National Research Council and presents the conclusions of recent research in cognitive science, and their implications for teaching and learning.

The Art and Science of Teaching, Robert J.Marzano, ASCD.

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Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. 

Classroom Instruction that Works, Robert J.Marzano, Debra J.Pickering, Jane E.Pollock

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Research based strategies for increasing student achievement. The authors identify 9 high-yielding strategies for improving student outcomes.

Designing Effective Science Instruction, Anne Tweed

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Anne Tweed regularly runs workshops and learning programs at VSSEC for primary and secondary teachers.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, Jane Pollock

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Jane Pollock regularly runs workshops and presentations at VSSEC.

Teaching Science with Interactive Notebooks, Kellie Marcarelli.

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks 9781412954037