The FFT may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. The FFT may be used as the foundation of a school or district’s mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners.
FOUR DOMAINS OF TEACHING RESPONSIBILITY
The Framework for Teaching is a common language for instructional practice that is grounded in a philosophical approach to and understanding of great teaching and the nature of learning. It is a vision of excellence as well as a set of discrete practices. The Framework was developed not only to define great teaching and elevate the profession but also to outline a comprehensive approach to teacher professional learning across the career continuum – from pre-service teacher preparation through teacher leadership. This comprehensive approach was built around a specific conceptualization of the nature of the profession, its complexity, and the pursuit of great teaching and a stronger profession.
Planning & Preparation
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FFT Quick Reference
The Framework for Teaching explained. Our FFT Quick Reference is a user-friendly overview of the FFT’s domains, components, and elements.
Framework for <Remote> Teaching - Observation Tool
Download our guided observation tool customized for remote teaching and learning.
Framework for <Remote> Teaching - Self-Assessment & Reflection Tool
Reflect on the eight components most critical to remote teaching and learning.
A reorganization of the Framework’s components to support teacher-powered professional learning.
Special Education Scenarios
A set of possible examples from Special Education settings aligned to the Framework.
Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument
The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument presents the ever-evolving Framework for Teaching as a tool for classroom observations and the evaluation of teacher practice.
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The Framework for <Remote> Teaching
Recommendations for meeting the needs of students during this time of crisis, through the lens of the FFT.
FALL 2020 ONLINE COURSE CATALOG
A full catalog of online learning options for Fall 2020, linked to our Learning Management System.
THE FRAMEWORK FOR <REMOTE> TEACHING - SPANISH
Spanish Version: Recommendations for meeting the needs of students during this time of crisis, through the lens of the FFT.
SELF-ASSESSMENT & REFLECTION TOOL - SPANISH
Spanish Version: Reflect on the eight components most critical to remote teaching and learning.
Fine Arts Scenarios
A set of possible examples from arts classrooms aligned to the 2013 rubric. There are four sets available: Dance, Visual Arts, Music, and Drama.
Observing Classroom Practice
Classroom observations can foster teacher learning — if observation systems include crucial components and observers know what to look for.
School Counselors Rubric
A version of the Framework designed to support professional conversations within the school counselor professional community.
Framework Clusters — ELA
A version of the Clusters that focuses on practices related to literacy and language arts instruction.
Framework Clusters - Math
The mathematics version of the Clusters reflecting the instructional practices that are manifested in mathematics classroom.
Observation Notes Template
A tool that can be used when conducting observations outside of an online system.
Correlation of the Framework for Teaching to InTASC Standards
Correlation between the Framework and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium standards.
Michigan Educator Evaluation – Postings and Assurances
Provided for Michigan districts that are required by law to post on their public website specific information about the evaluation tool(s) used for its performance evaluation.