• Best, First Instruction

    When planning for Best First Instruction (BFI), the foundation requires educators to build meaningful relationships with all students, address individual needs, create relevancy by allowing students to see themselves in their learning, and provide opportunities for exploration and expression.  The educator also utilizes instructional materials and strategies that honor the diversity of their classroom.  


    Best, First Instruction is:

    • Designed to meet the needs of all studentsspiral
    • Deliberate planning, enactment, and reflection
    • The assurance of safe and equitable learning culture
    • High-quality, effective, and engaging
    • Students’ first opportunity to learn standards and meet grade-level expectations
    • Aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards
    • Grounded in research-based methodology

    Best, First Instruction includes deliberate planning, enactment, observation and reflection.

    These are the basic elements of a high impact teaching and learning process. Planning high impact instruction means teachers develop accessible, equitable, and flexible learning opportunities to meet the changing needs of a diverse student population. 

    Best, First Instructional Planning:

    • builds on student strengths and cultures to appropriately challenge and develop students who will be competing in a rapidly changing global society.
    • engages teachers in ongoing critical reflection and learning in order to create a productive learning environment that meets the needs of all students.

    High impact instruction includes

    • Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • High Impact Planning
    • Student Learning Considerations
    • Teacher Instructional Practices
  • The Infrastructure of Best, First Instruction Relies Upon…


    A System of Learning Throughout all Levels of the D11 System