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The Framework Clusters

The Framework Clusters support the ultimate goal of excellent instruction as outlined in the Framework, providing a roadmap for active, intellectual engagement by students.

The Framework for Teaching Clusters (FFT Clusters) describe skills demonstrated by teachers promoting high levels of student performance and are grounded in an understanding of the nature of human learning. The FFT Clusters are an outgrowth of the Framework for Teaching, which has been validated through empirical studies as predictive of student learning as measured by state assessments. 

SIX CLUSTERS TO SUPPORT TEACHER GROWTH AND STUDENT LEARNING

The FFT Clusters are an attempt to distill the “big ideas” of the Framework’s 22 components into an efficient tool (composed of six large concepts) that can serve as the foundation for many purposes, most importantly professional growth by teachers, not only through their own reflection on practice, but also through their conversations with colleagues, mentors and coaches, and supervisors. 

CLUSTER 1. CLARITY OF INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSE AND ACCURACY OF CONTENT

CLUSTER 2. A SAFE, RESPECTFUL, SUPPORTIVE, AND CHALLENGING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

CLUSTER 3. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

CLUSTER 4. STUDENT INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT

CLUSTER 5. SUCCESSFUL LEARNING BY ALL STUDENTS
 
 
CLUSTER 6. PROFESSIONALISM
 

 

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