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Solution Tree, a professional development company

May 18, 2017 06:00 ET

Books by Educational Experts Robert J. Marzano and Tom Schimmer Reach Bestseller Status

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - May 18, 2017) - Solution Tree, an educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced that The New Art and Science of Teaching and Grading From the Inside Out have reached bestseller status with more than 10,000 units sold.

The New Art and Science of Teaching

By Robert J. Marzano

A joint publication of ASCD and Solution Tree, The New Art & Science of Teaching is a greatly expanded volume of the original Art and Science of Teaching and details specific, proven actions educators can take to ensure all students achieve academic success.

"As a long time Marzano devotee, I was pleasantly surprised that the book retained the magic of the original while also approaching learning from a new perspective," said Amber Chandler, a middle school teacher at Frontier Middle School in New York. "…This is the perfect primer of time-tested, teacher-approved, research-based strategies and the data to support them."

Each chapter provides guidance for planning changes based on the three major categories of The New Art and Science of Teaching's model. Readers also have access to free reproducible scales that can be used to measure implementation success.

Grading From the Inside Out

By Tom Schimmer

Grading From the Inside Out outlines specific steps educators can take to transform grading and reporting schoolwide. The book includes examples of grading dilemmas, vignettes from teachers and administrators, and ideas for bringing parents on board with change.

"We need a completely new paradigm to replace the traditional view of grades as a commodity or reward," explained Shimmer. "The new grading paradigm shifts grades from something the teacher randomly doles out to a reflection of learning the student earns."

Education consultant Ken O'Connor gave high praise to the book, stating, "Every teacher should read this book, and it should be in every school and district professional development library."

The New Art and Science of Teaching and Grading from the Inside Out are available to order at

About the Authors

Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research in Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention.

Tom Schimmer is an author and a speaker with expertise in assessment, grading, leadership, and behavioral support. An educator for more than 20 years, Tom is a former district-level leader, high school principal, school administrator, and teacher.

About Solution Tree

Solution Tree delivers comprehensive professional development to K-12 educators in schools and districts. Through Solution Tree's authors and experts, K-12 educators are empowered to raise student achievement through a range of topics including PLC, RTI, assessment, instruction, school culture, leadership and mathematics. Solution Tree's services and products include educator conferences, customized solutions for professional development, books, videos, online courses and Global PD. Last year, more than 25,000 educators attended Solution Tree events, and more than 3,000 days of professional development were delivered to teacher teams around the world.

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