Best Practices

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Best Practices

Communicating course/assignment rules and procedures

Providing students with all materials needed to complete an assignment

Clearly presenting the goal/objective for each assignment

Offering encouragement and positive feedback to students

Allowing students to keep track of their learning progress

Accessibility to students via electronic communication as well as face-to-face


Effective Classroom Management

Effective classroom management is one of the most visible examples of best practice:

  • Organize time, classroom environment, and space for literacy needs
  • Implement structure and routines for productive learning experiences
  • Conduct a daily literacy block
  • Provide a combination of whole-group and small-group instruction
  • Utilize paired activities, team projects, and independent work
  • Select appropriate materials for effective lessons
  • Collaborate with students and in-class support staff
  • Share responsibility and choice with students
  • Model mutual respect
  • Create a community of learners
  • Demonstrate positive expectations for quality student behavior
  • Plan for conflict resolution