Kelly Harmon & Associates began in 2001 with a mission of instructional coaching and providing rich literacy resources for educators and parents. Our work incorporates research-based best practices for teaching and learning.
Kelly Harmon, MAEd, is an international educational consultant with more than 25 years of experience working in early childhood to university level classrooms. Her passion for learning has led her from teaching to leadership roles. In 1998, she began working with districts and campuses in South Texas, providing grant management, literacy workshops, and instructional coaching. In 2002, she joined the Bureau of Education and Research (BER) to present seminars for literacy and technology across the United States and Canada. In 2012, Learning Sciences International Marzano Center invited her to join their team as a staff developer for the Marzano Evaluation Model and the Essentials of Rigor.
Ms. Harmon earned her master’s degree at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She is co-author with Dr. Robert J. Marzano of Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency.
Practice makes permanent and so we need perfect practice. In this book, you will learn techniques for guided and independent practice. A step-by-step implementation guide is included for each technique. This books is one of 10 books in the Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of instructional guides that helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction. Put it to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in your own classroom.
Randi Anderson is an educational consultant and blogger with over 10 years of experience. She taught third and fourth grade at title one schools in the DFW area before transitioning into the consultant role. Before entering the classroom, Randi studied early childhood education and English as a second language at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook Em'). She has a strong passion for making reading and writing authentic and engaging for all students. Randi specializes in providing seminars, model teaches, and instructional coaching to districts across the state of Texas. In addition to being an educator, she is a wife, #boymom, and travel lover.
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