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Intentional Teaching Practices Model

Good teaching doesn't happen by chance.All learning happens in a cultural context so we need to make intentional choices to create a trusting, equitable learning environment. One of the purposes of this model is to empower instructors to make learning accessible to all students and close the achievement gap whether it is related to race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, disability, or other reasons.

The Intentional Teaching Practices model is formatted into three categories to simplify your course planning. Student learning is at the heart of this model, however, the key to success in this model is the decisions the instructor makes when it comes to setting up the environment, communicating with students, the instructional choices they make, and which practice opportunities are chosen.

You are invited to click on each button below to move through the process of designing your course and each lesson with intentional choices that best fit your content, the students in your class, and your instructional style.

Step 4, can be used by a peer visiting your class to visibly assess your learning environment and your instructional practices. Then use this rubric to guide your decisions about what your instructional goal(s) for the next semester.

Next Steps:

Step 1: Teaching Environment and Instructional Tools
Step 2: Instructional Choices
Step 3: Student Learning Activities and Practice
Step 4: Instructor Peer Assessment