Intentional and Targeted Teaching

May 26, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Intentional and Targeted Teaching: A Framework for Teacher Growth and Leadership ,  by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey & Stefani Arzonetti Hite [2016, ASCD] is the title of a new book available in the Professional Library. The book is all about a teaching process called FIT: Framework for Intentional and Targeted teaching.

From the ASCD FIT website (the site also includes some video clips and webinar). Click here for the FIT Tool):

“The five essential elements of the FIT Teaching approach provide teachers with the tools and skills they need to help ensure high-quality teaching and learning in every classroom. FIT Teaching captures how the most effective teachers promote successful learning for all students.

The Five Elements of FIT Teaching

1. Plan with Purpose

Teachers plan and design instruction so that students have a clear understanding and vision of what they will learn, know, and understand, and grasp its relevance.

2. Cultivate a Learning Climate

To optimize learning, teachers create a classroom environment that is welcoming and efficient—promoting positive engagement and continuous growth.

3. Instruct with Intention

To build and deepen student understanding, teachers intentionally design and deliver lessons that incorporate focused instruction, guided instruction, collaborative learning, and independent learning.

4. Assess with a System

Teachers gather and use classroom data to guide their instructional decisions and provide students with descriptive and actionable feedback to support learning.

5. Impact Student Learning

To document their own effectiveness and identify opportunities for professional growth, teachers examine evidence of students’ short-term progress and long-term achievement.”

To borrow the book, TDSB teachers may contact the library at (416) 395-8289 or

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