Teachers are the most important in-school factor contributing to student achievement. We believe that great instruction results from innovation and collaboration. When something works, we celebrate it and share it broadly.
To enable our teachers and leaders to benefit from the collective knowledge and learning occurring across KIPP, the KIPP Foundation invests in creating frameworks and tools that provide a common language and facilitate the exchange of effective practice. In 2011, we introduced the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching.
KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching
Why a KIPP Framework?
Caleb Dolan, Executive Director of KIPP Massachusetts and one of the many architects of the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching, provides the rationale for why we needed to develop a unique KIPP framework.
About the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching
This model contains four main elements; all centered on our goal of student growth and achievement and the beliefs and character that all our teachers share.
AT THE CENTER OF OUR WORK IS:
Student Growth and Achievement
Excellent teaching means students learn, grow, and achieve transformative life outcomes.
THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF EXCELLENT TEACHING ARE LINKED THROUGH OUR:
Beliefs and Character
An excellent KIPP teacher is committed to KIPP’s mission. She constantly pursues becoming a better person, just as she supports students in this pursuit. She understands that her beliefs and character affect who she is, her impact on and relationships with others, her classroom environment, how she teaches, and what she knows. Learn more about character at KIPP.
THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF EXCELLENT TEACHING ARE:
Self and Others
The Teaching Cycle
Download the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching.
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