Derech eretz in all teacher-student and student-student interactions
Teachers display and model respect for the individual student, creating a safe environment in which students are encouraged to challenge themselves, and engage fully in the learning process
Clear and consistent goals
Teachers set clear goals and consistent expectations through ongoing written and oral communication, including use of assignment directions, study materials, and grading rubrics, all accessible to students and parents on school website.
Flexible approach to teaching
Teachers use a variety of teaching approaches, including modeling, experiential learning, differentiated instruction and facilitative versus direct instruction, to maximize the learning of all students within the class.
Challenging and rigorous instruction at all levels
Teachers create challenging and rigorous instruction for students at all levels, with high expectations aligned with the skills and developmental readiness of the students in the classroom.
Ongoing assessment with feedback
Teachers use a variety of formative and summative assessments with timely feedback, and opportunities for reflection, to maximize the rate of skill acquisition and the depth and accuracy of conceptual understanding, as well as to guide the teachers’ own instructional planning.
Team approach to education and development of students
Teachers communicate actively with students, parents, advisors, and administrators when concerns arise about a student’s performance. Academic Support personnel, both those on staff as well as those whom parents have privately employed, should be viewed as partners with the teaching staff in the learning process and, as such, should receive regular communications about how the students are doing and what the students should be working on.