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Our team of experts has codified the best practices and research on 20 high-leverage pedagogical strategies which, when matched with Real Time Teacher Coaching, supports school leaders and teachers at every step. We’ve interwoven these research-based strategies within our No-Nonsense Nurturer model to ensure that teachers implementing these strategies in their classrooms will be able to do so in a culturally relevant way that ultimately helps them build stronger relationships with their students.
Our strategies are organized into suites that incorporate all aspects of and build on the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. We begin with the No-Nonsense Nurturer Foundations Suite, which includes the No-Nonsense Nurturer Four-Step Model, Do Nows and Exit Tickets, and Think Pair Share. As teachers become proficient in these initial strategies, they are better able to layer in additional strategies, creating a transformational, engaged learning environment where all students thrive.
Coaches will receive a materials pack with resource booklets for each strategy to share with their teachers and in-person training and video support from our trainers to develop their own practice. Coaches and teachers also receive access to 60-to-90 minute online courses on each strategy to strengthen their knowledge, which includes video examples and interviews of real teachers.
“I used to sit in workshops and come back with these great ideas, but it wouldn't work when I tried to implement in my classroom on my own. I’m really quick to just give up and say, “I’m done with this.” But with Real Time Teacher Coaching, I’m up there doing it. It’s not like someone is coming in and modeling; it’s me with my kids and you see the power of it working because you’re up there and you’re in charge.”
“We've noticed the discernible difference in the level of rigor in our classrooms since we started using these pedagogical strategies. We've noticed better alignment with learning objectives. We have gotten much better at assessing student mastery, and we've noticed that our lesson plans become much tighter as we're really focusing on the gradual release of responsibility to students.”
“The pedagogical strategies have impacted the rigor in the classroom, because our teachers are saying that our kids are capable of so much. They can handle the rich content, they can handle the difficult questions and they can handle things that are above grade level if we are teaching them explicitly and giving them the strategies to do that.”