Rooted in Research
The MARIO Framework: Why It Works
The MARIO Framework® pedagogy is founded on what science has revealed about learning – including disciplines concerning the whole person and the ways we gain mastery.
Exciting new neuroscience research shows how one-to-one conversations like those in The MARIO Framework transform the neurophysiology of the speakers, strengthening the junctions between different regions of their brains.
Insights from medicine inform our emphasis on the relationship between educator and learner. It’s grounded in how “exceptional potential” arises from the careful listening of the medical practitioner to the patient.
Knowledge from design thinking informs our iterative, student-centered approach to goal setting and outcomes improvement.
Ecological Systems Theory
Ecological systems theory sets the context in which we measure our learners’ progress by cultivating their self-awareness.
Psychology, particularly research in sociolinguistics, reveals how MARIO’s one-to-one learning facilitates the best outcomes via a flexible combination of educational psychology paradigms.
Our Supporting Academic Researchers
These academic researchers support our mission to help bridge the gap between educational researchers and practitioners. Together with MARIO, they are committed to empowering and inspiring more educators to become teacher-researchers.
Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth
University of Texas Austin
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology
University of Kansas
Britney L Jones
University of Connecticut
University of Bolzano Italy
King Saud University
Valteri Centre for Learning and Consulting
Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg
Robert L Hendren
University of California, San Francisco
Tarleton State University
Ball State University
Growing Minds Consulting, LLC
Dr. Kathleen M. Randolph, BCBA-D
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Penn State University
Patrick LaCount, PhD
Practical Psychological Services
Renée E. Lastrapes, PhD
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Julie Christine Wharton
University of Winchester
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Education
Grace C Fantaroni
Point Loma Nazarene University