Framework for Teaching and Learning
Tools for Teachers
Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
Learn more about content areas and interdisciplinary planning.
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.
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.
Expand your knowledge of resources for classroom use, for expanding one’s own knowledge, and for students.
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
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.
Learn how to create a cognitively vibrant place, characterized by a shared belief in the importance of learning.
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.
Learn how to make effective use of physical resources, including computer technology.
Domain 3: Instruction
Teachers will learn how to communicate more effectively with students.
This page contains videos, articles, book chapters and other information to help teachers improve their questioning and discussion techniques in the classroom.
This page has a variety of resources for teachers to ensure student engagement at highly effective levels.
These tools will help teachers integrate formative assessment into their instruction.
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
Teachers expand their repertoire in order to effectively reflect on their teaching.
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.
Learn how to more effectively communicate with and engage families, including how to involve students in contributing to the communication.
Learn about opportunities to engage as a teacher leader.
Learn how to take charge of your own professional growth and development.