The 7 Principles of Effective Instruction Part 1
Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
- Checking lesson plans is a waste of time. It’s more important to see how a teacher plans to help students achieve the standards during a unit of instruction than to see what the teacher is doing on a daily basis.
- Every student brings their own emotional, social, and academic currency to the classroom. If you don’t understand the currencies they bring, you cannot effectively serve them.
- Most standards “unpacking” exercises really don’t help teachers truly understand the standards. Unless teachers understand the thinking required by the standards, underlining the nouns and circling the verbs in the standards does nothing.
- High expectations reveal less about what we think about the students in front of us and more about what we think about our ability to help them succeed.
- Unless you understand the principles of effective instruction, your tactics will never work as well as you want them to.
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