Lower Moreland Township School District
The Effective Teacher. . .
¨ Promotes explicit, high expectations of what students should know and do
o What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals?
o What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?
¨ Uses ongoing assessment and student data to inform instruction and provide students
o What will I do to track student progress, adjust instruction, and celebrate success?
¨ Involves students actively in the learning process while focusing on big ideas and
o What will I do to engage students?
o What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge and make connections?
o What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit?
¨ Provides varied instruction based on student needs
o What will I do to differentiate instruction?
o What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?
o What will I do to provide intervention or enrichment opportunities?
¨ Establishes a culture for learning
o What will I do to develop and sustain effective relationships with students?
o What will I do to establish and maintain classroom rules and procedures?
o What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?
¨ Promotes the development of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration
o What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?
o What will I do to engage students in cooperative groups by structuring individual accountability and
¨ Uses technology in an authentic way to enhance instruction
o What will I do to create technology rich experiences that promote student learning and 21st century skills?
o What will I do with technology tools to provide learning experiences that would not be possible otherwise?
¨ Reflects on learning experiences and seeks opportunities to grow professionally
o What will I do to continue my professional development?
o What will I do to integrate new knowledge and skills into instruction?
Based on the works of Danielson, Marzano, and Wiliam & Black