Quality Teaching and Learning

Tools and artifacts to support great instruction and professional growth.

The Early College Common Instructional Framework (CIF)

The Common Instructional Framework is a set of six powerful, research-based instructional strategies that prepare high school students to succeed in college coursework. They are a core component of JFF’s early college model.

 

The CIF Lab A Tool Kit.pdf

"PSJA Early College High School describes their school’s CIF Lab and their journey in developing it."

Personalization in Schools

Part of Jobs for the Future publication series Students at the Center that explores the role that personalized approaches to learning can play to deepen learning and prepare young people to meet the demands and engage the opportunities of the 21st century.

Collaborative Group Work

A slide deck with activities focused on the classroom practice of collaborative group work.

Literacy Groups

A slide deck supporting literacy groups and literacy across all content areas.

Questioning Slides

A slide deck focused on challenging students through effective questioning.

Scaffolding Webinar

A webinar outlining the value and techniques for scaffolding student learning.

Student Survey

A slide deck focused on the rationale and use of student surveys.

Writing To Learn

A slide deck with activities focused on the classroom practice of writing to learn.

BOOK of CIF_3-2-1

A one-page classroom protocol aligned with the Common Instructional Framework.

BOOK of CIF_Block Party

A one-page classroom protocol aligned with the Common Instructional Framework.

BOOK of CIF_Corners

A one-page classroom protocol aligned with the Common Instructional Framework.

BOOK of CIF_Get the Gist

A one-page classroom protocol aligned with the Common Instructional Framework.

BOOK_CIF Stop and Jot

A one-page classroom protocol aligned with the Common Instructional Framework.

BOOK_CIF Strategy Matrix

A matrix template that allows teachers to record the alignment of Common Instructional Framework (CIF) strategies to the CIF protocols.

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