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Unleashing the Power of Best First Instruction

By October 12, 2022No Comments

In order to improve student achievement, close gaps, and ensure equitable outcomes, educators should focus on providing best first instruction every day, in every classroom. After reviewing over a 100 research studies that met the highest standards for evidence, we have identified 14 teaching practices that can help accomplish these goals to positively impact student learning.


Goodwin, B. (2022). Unleashing the power of best first instruction. McREL International.

McREL is a non-profit, non-partisan education research and development organization that since 1966 has turned knowledge about what works in education into practical, effective guidance and training for teachers and education leaders across the U.S. and around the world.