School isn't what it used to be...even in the 6 years I've been involved. It has become ordered by a lot more protocol and procedure aimed at squeezing more learning improvement out of every class and every student. I don't think everything we have to do is great or even good. One has to know how to attend to these procedural details without having them impinge on the greater project. Once comfortably incorporated into your routine, though, they do make instruction a bit better. (For instance, as I fit the learning target--below-- into my day, I got comfortable pointing it out in the flow of the day's instruction...and I believe it does help some students keep a better focus on what they're doing.)
Herewith, a few questions to give a little taste--I'm sure it's little, as the education bureaucracy and regulation is utterly Byzantine--of some of the organizing principles of teaching. You could think of it as a quiz, if you like. I wrote the quiz, and I don't know all the answers.
Name any two of Marzano's High Yield Strategies. Bonus—How many strategies are there? Extra bonus--name the highest yielding strategy.