According to Teaching Works, High-Leverage Practices are critical to helping students learn content, central to supporting social-emotional development, used across subjects, content, and grade levels.
- Leading a group discussion
- Explaining and modeling content, practices, and strategies.
- Eliciting and interpreting individual students’ thinking.
- Diagnosing particular common patterns of student thinking and development in a subject-matter domain.
- Implementing norms and routines for classroom discourse and work.
- Coordinating and adjusting instruction during a lesson.
- Specifying and reinforcing productive student behavior.
- Implementing organizational routines.
- Setting up and managing group work.
- Building respectful relationships with students.
- Talking about a student with parents or caregivers.
- Learning about students’ cultural, religious, family, intellectual and personal experiences and resources for use in instruction.
- Setting long- and short-term learning goals for students.
- Designing single lessons and sequences of lessons.
- Checking student understanding during and at the conclusion of lessons.
- Selecting and designing formal assessments of student learning.
- Interpreting the results of student work, including routine assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, and standardized assessments.
- Providing oral and written feedback to students.
- Analyzing instruction for the purpose of improving it.
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