Jim Knight and his researchers at the Instructional Coaching Group have been exploring this question for over a decade. The result, described in his High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching, is a framework focused on content planning, formative assessment, engaging instruction, and community building, known as the Big Four.
Whether you’re a coach supporting teachers in their everyday practice or a teacher wanting to increase your effect on student learning, you will learn about the research-based, practical, Big Four high-yield teaching strategies at this institute. Pair this day with the two-day Annual Visible Learningplus Conference for a one-two punch of maximizing your impact on student learning.
You learn about
Content Planning, including guiding questions and learning maps
Formative Assessment, including specific proficiencies, checks for understanding, and modifications to teaching
Engaging Instruction, including thinking prompts, effective questions, cooperative learning, stories, and authentic learning
Community Building, including learner-friendly culture, power with rather than power over, freedom within form, expectations, being a witness to the good, and correcting fluently