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.

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Cornell Notes Graphic Organizer

A student-facing guide to help students recall the keys to taking Cornell-style notes, a powerful way for them to acquire content knowledge and practice three vital skills: setting purpose, determining...

Crosswalk: CCLS & Math Habits of Mind

The Math Habits of Mind (Cuoco, Goldenberg, and Mark, 1996) are a powerful lens for examining teaching and learning. This chart details the alignment between the Math Habits of Mind and the Common Core Math...

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...

Developing & Refuting a Counterclaim

An Anticipation Guide for students to use when they write argumentative essays. The Guide is designed to help students develop and refute counterclaims, two skills emphasized in the Common Core standards. This...

ELA Model Lesson Plan: Launch Phase

A sample ELA lesson that successfully illustrates the use of a think-aloud to create a strong lesson launch. It was developed by Michael Wolach, lead teacher at Jill Chaifetz High School.

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 Lesson Plan Template

Grounded in research-based best practices, the lesson plan template helps teachers to organize teaching and learning around three key phases: Launching into new Material, Investigating the application of new...

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.