TLAC Online contains 24 modules across 11 techniques, grouped into three categories: Behavior and Culture, Planning for Achievement, and Engaging Academics. Click on a technique name below (in blue) to see the supporting modules.

Behavior and Culture

Non-Verbal Interventions

Help students get back on track by redirecting misbehaviors without using words

Two Key Verbal Interventions

Help students get back on track with minimally invasive redirections that highlight the desired behavior

Private Individual Correction

Keep your one-on-one redirections as private as possible

Building Radar

Set the stage for success by giving observable directions and scanning the room

Be Seen Looking

Communicate to students that you're a careful observer

Establish Formal Register

Adjust your speech and body language to signal that what you are saying is important

Do Not Talk Over

If what is being said is worthy of attention, ensure every listener can hear it

Economy of Language & Quiet Power

Emphasize the importance of your words by paying attention to what you say and how you say it

Planning and Delivery

Set students up for success with directions that tell them clearly and simply what to do

Planning for Achievement

Three Types of Prompts

Use the discipline of writing a single sentence to help students think and write with greater precision

Lesson and Materials

Plan what you and your students will be doing at each point in the lesson

Design Criteria

Design an end-of-lesson assessment that provides formative data on student learning

Analyze & Act

Use end-of-lesson assessment data to inform tomorrow's teaching

Anticipate Student Error

Do the intellectual work of anticipating student error when planning your lessons

Break It Down

Respond to incorrect answers in a way that helps students get to "right"

Engaging Academics

Introducing Cold Call

Invest students in Cold Call with a brief, positively-framed introduction to the technique

Positive Cold Call Culture

Invest students in Cold Call by ensuring that it is warm, regular, 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

Slow Call

Slow down your Cold Call to encourage students to think more deeply

Show Call with Purpose

Be strategic about the student work you show and when you show it

Positive Show Call Culture

Build a culture in which students want to have their work shown

Analysis & Application

Help students to analyze each other's work and to apply what they've learned

Directive and Non-Directive

Reward “right” answers with more challenging questions

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