- Virtually all students are intellectually engaged in challenging content through well-designed learning tasks and suitable scaffolding by the teacher and fully aligned with the instructional outcomes.
- In addition, there is evidence of some student initiation of inquiry and of student contribution to the exploration of important content.
- The pacing of the lesson provides students the time needed to intellectually engage with and reflect upon their learning and to consolidate their understanding.
- Students may have some choice in how they complete tasks and may serve as resources for one another.
-The Danielson Group