SOAR RUBRIC

Boost morale. Encourage teamwork.
Guide important conversations.

1
Moving From Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Classrooms

A student-centered classroom is built on autonomy and the elimination of traditional teaching practices.

The student-centered classroom operates on collaboration, project-based learning technology integration and plenty of conversation between students and teachers.

“Less of us and More of Them”

2
Adopting a Growth Mindset

Before organizing students into groups discuss with them the concept that intelligence can be developed, that the brain is malleable and doing challenging work is the best way to make the brain stronger.

“Don’t let failure be an ending; make it a beginning.” — Carol Dweck

3
Teamwork

Collaborative learning teams attain higher level thinking and store information for longer times than students working individually.

“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford

Making Thinking Visible

Now it’s time to build a culture of literacy in the classroom. You can do that by recording content strategies, processes, cues, and guidelines during the learning process.

Here’s where anchor charts are extremely valuable.

Browse the resources below to see a selection of
real-world anchor charts that help students:

  • Answer questions
  • Expand ideas
  • Solve problems
  • Contribute to discussions
Student Groups ▸

Students collaborate in teams to solve problems, examine their thinking, and extend their knowledge through strategic, analytical, and visionary thinking.

Real-World Applied Evidences

Short paragraph describing real-world applied evidences for student groups

Student Accountability ▸

Learners define success, determine their own academic goals, track progress, and hold each other accountable for achieving team and individual learning targets.

Real-World Applied Evidences

Short paragraph describing real-world applied evidences for student accountability

Practical Application ▸

Students investigate, analyze, create, explore, and make connections using authentic resources, prior knowledge, and technology to drive their learning.

Real-World Applied Evidences

Short paragraph describing real-world applied evidences for practical application.