Teaching Skills that Matter Other Tools and Resources

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Other Tools and Resources

The following are additional tools to support the integration of the skills that matter in your instruction.

  • Action Plan Template—This template provides a structure for setting goals and identifying the action steps needed for integrating the skills that matter.
  • Central Skills Integration Analysis Tool—This tool can be used to support the analysis of a lesson plan, project, task or activity to determine if or how the central skills can be incorporated into what is being taught and practiced.
  • Integrated and Contextualized Learning Guiding Questions—These questions can be used when observing a lesson that uses integrated and contextualized learning to provide useful feedback to the teacher on their use of the approach. A teacher also may wish to consider these questions as they apply this approach to their existing lessons.
  • Problem-Based Learning Guiding Questions—These questions can be used when observing a lesson that uses problem-based learning to provide useful feedback to the teacher on their use of the approach. A teacher also may wish to consider these questions as they apply this approach to their existing lessons.
  • Project-Based Learning Guiding Questions—These questions can be used when observing a lesson that uses project-based learning to provide useful feedback to the teacher on their use of the approach. A teacher also may wish to consider these questions as they apply this approach to their existing lessons.
  • Unit Overview and Lesson Planning Template—This template provides the TSTM structure for unit and lesson planning.
  • Strategic Coaching Guide—Coaching is an important pillar of the TSTM initiative. The Strategic Coaching Guide supports coaches and other instructional leaders as they work with teachers to integrate the skills that matter into instruction.