Elevate implementation is much more impactful when teachers are supported to engage in a robust process with students. Because teacher needs can vary broadly, it’s important to partner with teachers to understand how to support them. In this article, individuals who have supported teachers throughout their Elevate implementation share their insights and best practices.
Note: The Elevate Checklist for Teachers provides a detailed summary of logistical preparation for teachers implementing Elevate. And, How do I administer the survey to my students? provides brief logistical action steps.
It can be difficult for teachers to receive and analyze student data about their classroom. It requires vulnerability, trust, and, according to Jessica, “sacred space” to get the work done. In this video, Jessica Bunzol, Instructional Coach at Network for College Success, asserts that teachers need protected time to implement Elevate, and, more importantly, they need to experience the environment they’re aiming to cultivate for students. You can learn more about Jessica’s work by watching her full presentation from the 2022 Elevate Showcase.