- Teacher’s lessons include frequent opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking questions, tasks and activities.
- Teacher ensures that students do the majority of thinking during a lesson by requiring them to cite evidence to support their answers and providing them opportunities to respond to peers’ ideas.
- Teacher encourages students to take academic risks and explore new ideas.
Guiding Questions for Academically Challenging Environment:
How do you help students take responsibility for their own learning and behavior?
What techniques do you use to foster an environment that encourages academic risks?