PowerMyLearning Framework

PowerMyLearning’s Framework for Teachers enables educators to activate the triangle of learning relationships—so the trio of teachers, families, and students can collaborate on the same learning goals—and thereby significantly improve student outcomes.

A Powerful Guide for Distance and Hybrid Learning

Using the Framework, teachers learn how to authentically engage with students and partner with their families across four domains: Learning Environment, Instructional Planning and Delivery, Data-Driven Decision Making, and Student Agency. Within each domain, the framework provides instructional practices that are research-based and can be implemented with students and with families—whether teaching in-person, remotely, or a hybrid of the two.

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The Framework is grounded in core concepts from the research literature:

  • Equity: All students have the capacity to engage in rigorous learning—regardless of race, gender, learning differences, socio-economic status, or background. Students need to feel safe, respected, and valued in order to learn.
  • Family Engagement: Families are essential partners who want success for their children and can be invaluable assets to student learning. With strong communication and trust in place, all families can provide unique insight to teachers, help students set and work toward goals, and support ongoing learning and exploration at home.
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Students thrive in school and beyond when they have strong social emotional learning (SEL) skills. They can develop these skills through opportunities at school and at home to drive their own learning, set and work towards goals, reflect, apply feedback, and collaborate with others.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching: All students benefit from seeing a diversity of cultures and ideas reflected in instruction and in their classroom environment. Teachers can deepen student learning by providing rigorous, personalized instruction that connects academic concepts to students’ lived experiences.

We offer professional development around the Framework including workshops and coaching that can be delivered remotely and tailored to schools’ distance and hybrid learning needs.

Curious about how your school is doing to support SEL, drive equity and improve learning relationships? Take our 4-Minute School Check-Up.