Framework for Teaching and Learning

Tools for Teachers

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

1A: Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy

Learn more about content areas and interdisciplinary planning.

1B: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students

Learn about actively seeking knowledge of students’ levels of development and their backgrounds, cultures, skills, language proficiency, interests, and special needs from a variety of sources. This information is acquired for individual students.

1C: Setting Instructional Outcomes

Learn how to write outcomes that represent rigorous and important learning in the discipline; are clear, written in the form of student learning, and permit viable methods of assessment; reflect several different types of learning.

1D: Knowledge of Resources

Expand your knowledge of resources for classroom use, for expanding one’s own knowledge, and for students.

1E: Designing Coherent Instruction

Learn how to write highly effective unit and lesson plans.

1F: Designing Student Assessments

Learn how to plan for student assessment is fully aligned with the instructional outcomes, with clear criteria and standards that show evidence of student contribution to their development.

Domain 2: The Classroom Environment

2A: Creating An Environment of Respect and Rapport

Learn more about how to support an environment in which students exhibit respect for the teacher and contribute to high levels of civility among all members of the class.

2B: Establishing A Culture For Learning

Learn how to create a cognitively vibrant place, characterized by a shared belief in the importance of learning.

2C: Managing Classroom Procedures

Learn how to maximize instructional time.

2D: Managing Student Behavior

Learn how to create a classroom where student behavior is appropriate and students themselves play an active role in monitoring their own and others' behavior.

2E: Organizing Physical Space

Learn how to make effective use of physical resources, including computer technology.

Domain 3: Instruction

3A: Communicating With Students

Teachers will learn how to communicate more effectively with students.

3B: Questioning and Discussion

This page contains videos, articles, book chapters and other information to help teachers improve their questioning and discussion techniques in the classroom.

3C: Student Engagement

This page has a variety of resources for teachers to ensure student engagement at highly effective levels.

3D: Using Assessment In Instruction

These tools will help teachers integrate formative assessment into their instruction.

3E: Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness

Teachers need to develop a wide repertoire of strategies to help struggling students so that they can adjust and differentiate instruction when needed.

Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

4A: Reflecting on Teaching

Teachers expand their repertoire in order to effectively reflect on their teaching.

4B: Maintaining Accurate Records

This page contains resources and tools for teachers to become more highly effective in maintaining accurate records and supporting students in maintaining and contributing to accurate record keeping.

4C: Communicating With Families

Learn how to more effectively communicate with and engage families, including how to involve students in contributing to the communication.

4D: Participating in a Professional Community

Learn about opportunities to engage as a teacher leader.

4E: Growing and Developing Professionally

Learn how to take charge of your own professional growth and development.

4F: Showing Professionalism

Learn more about proactively serving students.

Our Mission

Swartz Creek Community Schools inspires our learners to embrace challenges, set goals, grow their talents, and realize their dreams for success in a global society.