TLAC Online contains 38 modules across 16 techniques, grouped into two categories:
Building Strong Classroom Culture
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Building Strong Classroom Culture
What To Do
What To Do directions communicate what students SHOULD be doing, not what they SHOULDN'T be doing. Almost all other techniques rely on a foundation of clear directions. Start here if you're not sure where to begin.
Radar is your ability to see what happens in your classroom.
Least Invasive Intervention
The goal of Least Invasive Intervention is to make your redirections nearly invisible so that you can keep teaching and students can keep learning.
Help students get back on track by redirecting misbehaviors without using words.
Two Key Verbal Reminders
Help students get back on track with quick redirections that help students stay focused on the content.
Strong Voice is a technique for adjusting your speech and body language to ensure students listen carefully to what you say.
Establish Formal Register
Ensure your tone, expression and body language convey steadiness and composure to build a strong and positive classroom culture.
Give directions and redirections that motivate and inspire students to do their best work.
Systems & Routines
Well-planned systems are key to productive and joyful classrooms.
Designing Classroom Systems
Create a vision for the systems in your classroom so academic learning can thrive.
Install Your System, Part 1: Roll-Out
Invest students in your system with a brief, positively-framed introduction that shares the purpose for the system.
Install Your System, Part 2: Deliberate Practice
Design thoughtful practice to make sure your students are prepared to smoothly bring the system to life.
Transfer Ownership: Remove Scaffolding
Empower students to own classroom systems by limiting teacher talk to planned System Cues.
Remote Teaching: Building Culture
These modules help you build a positive, productive culture in a remote setting.
When you Cold Call students, you call on them regardless of whether they have raised their hands or not. Teach and develop the habit of attentiveness with Cold Call.Try a Free Module
Introducing Cold Call
Invest students in Cold Call with a brief, positively-framed introduction to the technique.
Positive Cold Call Culture
Set students up for successful Cold Calls by ensuring that the technique is warm, predictable, and universal.
Time the Name
Maximize participation by asking your question before Cold Calling a student to answer.
Unbundle & Follow-On
Call on students in a way that increases participation and encourages careful listening.
Show Call is a variation on Cold Call. When you Show Call, you use student work to prompt further learning, analysis, and revision.
Double Planning is the process of planning what both you and your students will do at each point in the lesson.
Support students in doing the heavy intellectual lifting in your classroom by providing them with this resource to build their knowledge base.
Art of the Sentence
When you use Art of the Sentence, you ask students to synthesize a conclusion, describe an insight, or summarize a complex idea in a single, well-crafted sentence.
Plan for Error
Plan for Error is the process of anticipating student misunderstandings and determining how you will respond to them in the moment.
An Exit Ticket is a short, formative assessment that you can use to evaluate your students' success with the lesson objective. Use Exit Tickets to understand students' academic performance and plan how you will respond.
When you Stretch It, you respond to students' correct answers with more challenging questions.
Remote Teaching: Engaging Academics
These modules help you create engaging and inclusive classrooms, building breadth of participation and depth of thought.Try a Free Module
Everybody Writes: Using the Chat
Use the chat to drive active engagement and surface ideas from all students.
Remote Teaching: Positive Cold Call Online
Help students feel seen and valued online with Positive Cold Call.