8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On is an interesting post to read. It’s unclear to me if either of the two men had any role in reviewing the piece before it was published.

Even if they didn’t, based on my own knowledge most of it does seem pretty accurate.

However, I’m not quite sure that the writer provides an entirely accurate assessment of either of the researcher’s perspective on direct instruction or, at least, describes it in the clearest terms. Especially for Marzano – he’s written fairly positively about studies that also show the shortcomings of direct instruction (see Is This The Most Important Research Study Of The Year? Maybe), so the info in this post seems a bit contradictory (though I can’t say with certainty that its incorrect – perhaps it’s just less nuanced?).

So, check out the post, but I’d also recommend going directly to both Hattie and Marzano’s actually writings….