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Instructional Practice Guide

The Instructional Practice Guide includes coaching and lesson planning tools to help teachers and those who support teachers to make the Shifts in instructional practice required by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  

In order for coaching conversations between teachers, colleagues, and instructional leaders to be meaningful and productive, there must be shared expectations about the criteria for the planning and observation of lessons. These tools are both framed around the Shifts required by the CCSS and can be used to facilitate conversations between teachers and coaches. By using these tools and reflecting on practice, clear connections can be made between lesson planning and classroom instruction. 


Coaching

Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching  

The coaching tool (available in both print and digital versions) helps build understanding and foster experience with CCSS-aligned instruction. All current versions for both ELA/Literacy and mathematics can be found below on this page.  

 

K-2 ELA / Literacy Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching

The Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching tool is for teachers, and those who support teachers, to build understanding and experience with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-aligned instruction.

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3-12 ELA / Literacy Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching

The Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching tool is for teachers, and those who support teachers, to build understanding and experience with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-aligned instruction.

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K-8 Mathematics Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching

The Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching tool is for teachers, and those who support teachers, to build understanding and experience with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-aligned instruction.

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High School Mathematics Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching

The Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching tool is for teachers, and those who support teachers, to build understanding and experience with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-aligned instruction.

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Lesson Planning (Beta)

Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning 

The lesson planning tool (digital version only) helps teachers prepare CCSS-aligned lessons. These lessons can also be shared with a coach in advance of a non-evaluative observation.

Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning (Beta)

The Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning tool helps teachers prepare Common Core State Standard (CCSS)-aligned lessons.

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