Power Zone

Working in the Power Zone is intentional. When the teacher is in close proximity to students during instruction or monitoring they are ensuring learning is occurring; it is fundamental in improving student achievement.  It’s not just a location, it’s the actions the teacher takes while in close proximity to students that impacts their learning

“Working in the Power Zone is the mortar that connects and strengthens the other fundamental practices. It is the practice that binds, enhances, and completes every other Fundamental 5 teaching behavior….Think of the Power Zone as the power strip that all the other fundamental practices plug into to make them work.”

Cain, S., Laird, M., Cotten, S., & Ellspermann, J. (2021). In The fundamental 5 revisited: Exceptional instruction in every setting (p. 146), Independently published.

Power Zone

Working in the Power Zone is intentional. When the teacher is in close proximity to students during instruction or monitoring they are ensuring learning is occurring; it is fundamental in improving student achievement.  It’s not just a location, it’s the actions the teacher takes while in close proximity to students that impacts their learning

“Working in the Power Zone is the mortar that connects and strengthens the other fundamental practices. It is the practice that binds, enhances, and completes every other Fundamental 5 teaching behavior….Think of the Power Zone as the power strip that all the other fundamental practices plug into to make them work.”

Cain, S., Laird, M., Cotten, S., & Ellspermann, J. (2021). In The fundamental 5 revisited: Exceptional instruction in every setting (p. 146), Independently published.

Earn this Section

To earn the Power Zone section of the Fundamental 5 Star you must earn 3 badges below based on the requirements for Power Zone.

Available Badges

The variety of apps on this page will help you be in the power zone. To see how these apps support the Power Zone, simply click on the badge and you will be directed to a page that describes how to effectively use the app or program.