The 7 Principles of Effective Instruction Part 2

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • It baffles me that in most cases we wait for students to fail before we offer them support. Why are we not setting students up so that they never fail in the first place?
  • We’ve lost sight of the fact that grades are supposed to be a form of two-way feedback. They tell students where they need to improve with the material and they tell us what where we need to improve in our instruction. If your grades are not giving you that kind of useful feedback, why are you even giving them?
  • We need to do a better job of helping teachers understand what they need to focus on and what they can safely ignore.
  • When people see “never work harder than your students” they always get excited. But what they fail to realize is that you can never get to the point where your students are doing the cognitive heavy lifting if you don’t make space for them to take ownership over their own learning.
  • We spend way too much time looking for tactics and far too little time helping teachers understand the 7 principles of effective instruction. It’s no use using a tactic if you don’t understand why it works -- or what to do when it doesn’t work.
Today, we’re breaking down the last 4 principles of effective instruction so that you can help every teacher in your building become a master teacher. (Did you miss the first 3 principles? You can catch them here). 

Once you understand these principles and help your teachers consistently apply them in the classroom, you can help every teacher help every child in their classroom be successful #LikeABuilder. 

Check out these highlights:
  • An approach to supporting students that actually PREVENTS them from failing in the first place.
  • How to give meaningful feedback to students that helps them improve their performance.
  • How to help teachers focus on what really matters most.
  • Ways to help your students take more ownership over their work. 
  • Why you should never work harder than your students.
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