Facilitating Classroom Instruction Offerings

Skills that best describe Classroom Instruction


  • Aligned to T-TESS Planning Dimension 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and T-TESS Instruction Dimension 2.1, 2.2., 2.3, 2.4, 2.5


    1. Uses an intentional process to design engaging lessons.


    2. Aligns student activities, assessments, & questions to the rigor of course standards.


    3. Designs multiple pathways for learning, and adjusts instruction to address diverse learning needs.


    4. Segments learning into short, digestible segments.


    5. Provides frequent opportunities for students to collaboratively practice, apply, discuss, and demonstrate the skills and knowledge they are learning during the lesson.


    6. Actively monitors student learning and uses feedback to adapt lessons to ensure mastery.


    7. Design and facilitate authentic learning activities that use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.


Targeted Supports


    • Teachers will customize the display of information to provide various ways of acquiring information and knowledge (i.e. provide alternatives for auditory information, provide alternatives for visual information).


    • Teachers will clarify vocabulary and symbols, support decoding, and promote understanding across languages to ensure that all students are able to acquire knowledge and demonstrate knowledge.


    • Teachers will activate or supply background knowledge, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships, and guide information processing and visualization to ensure that all students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, make connections, and demonstrate understanding.

Leadership Considerations


  • Aligned to T-PESS Standard 1: Instructional Leadership: The Principal is responsible for ensuring every student receives high-quality instruction. 


    1. Leaders will monitor lesson plans to ensure lessons are aligned to the standards.


    2. Leaders will observe lessons, looking for differentiated instruction.


    3. Leaders will observe lessons, distinguishing between compliant engagement and authentic engagement.


    4. Leaders will monitor classes to ensure students are provided multiple opportunities to interact/discuss/digest content.



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