Modules

Texas TLAC Online contains 36 modules across 15 techniques, grouped into two categories:

Building Strong Classroom Culture

Engaging Academics

Modules Now Aligned to TLAC 3.0!

Revisions include new videos and more research supporting our techniques, all with the goal of continuing to uplift and empower our students.

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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.


Learn More About: What To Do

Image contains: preview of technique materials Planning & Delivering Directions

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


Radar

Radar is your ability to see what happens in your classroom.


Learn More About: Radar

Image contains: preview of technique materials Building Radar

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


Image contains: preview of technique materials Be Seen Looking

Communicate to students that you're a careful observer


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.


Learn More About: Least Invasive Intervention

Image contains: preview of technique materials Non-Verbal Interventions

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


Image contains: preview of technique materials Two Key Verbal Reminders

Help students get back on track with quick redirections that help students stay focused on the content.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Private Individual Correction

Keep your one-on-one redirections supportive and private.


Strong Voice

Strong Voice is a technique for adjusting your speech and body language to ensure students listen carefully to what you say.


Learn More About: Strong Voice

Image contains: preview of technique materials Establish Formal Register

Ensure your tone, expression and body language convey steadiness and composure to build a strong and positive classroom culture.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Self-Interrupt

Use a strategic pause to make sure every student can hear what is being said.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Economy of Language & Quiet Presence

Speak concisely and quietly to show students that what you are saying is important.


Positive Framing

Give directions and redirections that motivate and inspire students to do their best work.


Learn More About: Positive Framing

Image contains: preview of technique materials Frame Redirections Positively

Support students in focusing on their learning by giving directions that show trust and maintain privacy.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Motivate Effort & Excellence

Inspire students to do their best by challenging them and by reminding them about who they are striving to become.


Systems & Routines

Well-planned systems are key to productive and joyful classrooms.


Learn More About: Systems & Routines

Image contains: preview of technique materials Designing Classroom Systems

Create a vision for the systems in your classroom so academic learning can thrive.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Install Your Systems, Part 1: Roll Out

Invest students in your system with a brief, positively-framed introduction that shares the purpose for the system.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Install Your System, Part 2: Deliberate Practice

Design thoughtful practice to make sure your students are prepared to smoothly bring the system to life.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Transfer Ownership: Remove Scaffolding

Empower students to own classroom systems by limiting teacher talk to planned System Cues.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Do It Again

Sometimes the best way to support a student in adjusting behavior is to ask them to simply repeat their action and correct the mistake.


Remote Teaching: Building Culture

These modules help you build a positive, productive culture in a remote setting.


Learn More About: Remote Teaching: Building Culture

Image contains: preview of technique materials Remote Teaching: What to Do Directions Online

Support student success in a remote classroom by providing clear directions verbally and visually.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Remote Teaching: Narrate the Positive Online

Narrate the Positive to build an active and engaged remote learning community.


Engaging Academics

Cold Call

When you Cold Call students, you call on them regardless of whether they have raised their hands or not.


Learn More About: Cold Call

Image contains: preview of technique materials Introducing Cold Call

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


Image contains: preview of technique materials Positive Cold Call Culture

Set students up for successful Cold Calls by ensuring that the technique is warm, predictable, and universal.


Free access: Try it out

Image contains: preview of technique materials Time The Name

Maximize participation by asking your question before Cold Calling a student to answer


Image contains: preview of technique materials Unbundle & Follow-On

Call on students in a way that increases participation and encourages careful listening


Image contains: preview of technique materials Slow Call

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


Show Call

Show Call is a variation on Cold Call. When you Show Call, you use student work to prompt further learning, analysis, and revision.


Learn More About: Show Call

Image contains: preview of technique materials Show Call with Purpose

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


Image contains: preview of technique materials Positive Show Call Culture

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


Image contains: preview of technique materials Analysis & Application

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


Double Plan

Double Planning is the process of planning what both you and your students will do at each point in the lesson.


Learn More About: Double Plan

Image contains: preview of technique materials Lesson and Materials

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


Plan for Error

Plan for Error is the process of anticipating student misunderstandings and determining how you will respond to them in the moment.


Learn More About: Plan for Error

Image contains: preview of technique materials Anticipate Student Error

Help yourself notice and respond to student error by planning for it


Image contains: preview of technique materials Break It Down

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


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.


Learn More About: Art of the Sentence

Image contains: preview of technique materials Three Types of Prompts

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


Exit Tickets

An Exit Ticket is a short, formative assessment that you can use to evaluate your students' success with the lesson objective. Learn how to design Exit Tickets effectively and how to analyze and act on the data you collect.


Learn More About: Exit Tickets

Image contains: preview of technique materials Design Criteria

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


Image contains: preview of technique materials Analyze & Act

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


Stretch It

When you Stretch It, you respond to students' correct answers with more challenging questions.


Learn More About: Stretch It

Image contains: preview of technique materials Directive & Non-Directive Prompts

Reward “right” 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.


Learn More About: Remote Teaching: Engaging Academics

Image contains: preview of technique materials Everybody Writes: Using the Chat

Use the chat to drive active engagement and surface ideas from all students.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Remote Teaching: Positive Cold Call Online

Help students feel seen and valued online with Positive Cold Call.


Image contains: preview of technique materials Remote Teaching: Double Plan Online

Prepare what you and your students will say and do throughout the lesson.


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