The instruction component is organized into five main parts: disciplined inquiry; scaffolding for student learning; grouping strategies; other teacher decisions when planning for learning; and, using the learning plan format. Teachers select, design, and structure tasks and activities to ensure student engagement with and learning of the content, skills, and processes central to the lesson, unit, subject, and discipline.

Questions to Consider

  • What does teaching that ensures high levels of learning by all students look like?
  • What impacts retention of content and skills?
  • What influences student engagement?