Teaching Resources

reDesigners find collaborating with schools, in classrooms and staff-rooms, to be incredibly energizing and creative work. This section of the Design Lab houses the prototypes and other resources we have developed to support the work of our clients. Many of these tools were developed in close collaboration with our clients, others we created to broaden and deepen our skills and understanding of complex teaching and learning issues.

Instructional Leadership

Is it incredibly challenging to lead a school in which every classroom is focused, creative, engaging, and college/career preparatory. This work requires a deep understanding of teaching and learning, adult development, strategic planning, and coaching. This set of resources was developed in collaboration with our Leader clients, to support their work. 

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A Path to Rigorous & Relevant Instruction

A handbook that documents the theoretical underpinnings of reDesign's Framework for Effective Instruction: building background knowledge, mastering learning strategies, developing metacognitive skills,...

Crosswalk: FEI & The Danielson Framework

A Crosswalk that illustrates how reDesign's Framework for Effective Instruction, aligns with Danielson's Framework for Teaching and can enhance instructional practice by providing a clearer model of effective...

Data Tracking Record

A tool data teams can use to record and share students' level of performance, evidence of achievement, and the next instructional steps. It was developed in collaboration with Harlem Renaissance High School.

Deconstructing a CCSS Unit

A tool for teachers and instructional leaders can use to deconstruct, analyze, and evaluate instructional units' alignment around the Common Core Standards. It was developed in collaboration with South...

Elements of Effective Coaching

This is an explanation for instructional leaders of the elements of effective instructional coaching; it was developed in collaboration with the staff of the East Brooklyn Community High School.

FEI Lesson Plan Feedback Form

A companion to the FEI Lesson-Planning Template, instructional leaders can use this tool to provide targeted feedback on the implementation of reDesign's Framework for Effective Instruction.

FEI Observation Feedback Protocol

A Protocol providing instructional leaders, coaches, and peers with a way to record observations and feedback to teachers about their efforts to implement reDesign's Framework for Effective Instruction.

FEI Transfer School Implementation: Slides

This slideshow describes the key features of reDesign's Framework for Effective Instruction, as it was is implemented in New York City Transfer Schools during the Learning Across the Curriculum Project.

FEI: Anatomy of a Lesson

A companion to reDesign's Lesson Plan Template, this document dissects a lesson plan, revealing its "anatomy" It can be used by teachers and instructional leaders as a guide to establishing a common...

GED Educational Resource Manual

A Manual to support practitioners in designing a course of study that prepares students for the GED test and facilitates their transition to postsecondary education and careers. reDesign authored Section 2:...