Lower Moreland Township School District

Instructional Framework

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

with feedback

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

essential questions

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

positive interdependence?

 

¨     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?

 

¨     Matters!

 

Based on the works of Danielson, Marzano, and Wiliam & Black

Last Modified on September 4, 2012
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