Academic Ownership CORE Rubric Teaching Practices

Require Students to Take on The Cognitive Lift

  • Implement and practice norms and routines for classroom discourse, including structured talk protocols.
  • Structure and implement lesson activities so that students do the appropriate amount of thinking required by the lesson.
  • Elicit and interpret individual students’ thinking through questioning and instructional activities.  
  • Support students to cite evidence to support their thinking.
  • Promote the persistence of students to get accurate, reasoned responses.
  • Support students to use academic language, through modeling and providing structures for students to practice.

Build Critical Thinking Skills

  • Encourage creative thinking and problem-solving.
  • Empower students to respond to and build on their peers’ ideas through small and whole group discussions (e.g. using talk moves).
  • Provide scaffolds for students to access and complete instructional tasks requiring higher-order thinking.
  • Facilitate connections within and across fields and areas of interest.

This page was last updated on May 17, 2023