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HLP Leadership Guides

These guides are intended for school leaders (Administrators, Teacher Coaches, Mentors, etc.) to support their teams in effectively implementing the High Leverage Practices in the classroom.  

The resources found in each of the 22 guides were developed to help leaders incorporate the HLPs into professional development, teacher evaluations, observation feedback and critical support resources for their teams.  

The guides include: 

  • Tips for school leaders to support teachers 
  • Questions to prompt discussion, self-reflection and observer feedback 
  • Observable behaviors for teachers implementing the HLPs 
  • References and additional resources on each HLP 
Leadership Guide for HLP #1: Collaborate with Professionals to Increase Student Success Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #2: Lead Effective Meetings with Professionals and Families Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #3: Collaborate with Families to Support Student Learning and Secure Needed Services Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #4: Use Multiple Sources of Information to Develop a Comprehensive Understanding of a Student’s Strengths and Needs Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #5: Interpret and Communicate Assessment Information with Stakeholders to Collaboratively Design and Implement Educational Programs Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #6: Use Student Assessment Data, Analyze Instructional Practices, and Make Necessary Adjustments that Improve Student Outcomes Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #7: Establish a Consistent, Organized, and Respectful Learning Environment Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #8: Provide Positive and Constructive Feedback to Guide Students’ Learning and Behavior Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #9: Teach Social Skills Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #10: Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) to Develop Individualized Behavior Support Plans (BSPs) Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #11: Identify and Prioritize Long- and Short-Term Learning Goals Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #12: Systematically Design Instruction Toward Learning Goals Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #13: Adapt Curriculum Materials and Tasks Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #14: Teach Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies to Support Learning and Independence Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #15: Provide Scaffolded Supports Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #16: Use Explicit Instruction Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #17: Use Flexible Groupings Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #18: Use Strategies to Promote Active Student Engagement Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #19: Use Assistive and Instructional Technology Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #20: Provide Intensive Instruction Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #21: Teach Students to Maintain and Generalize New Learning Across Time and Settings Download PDF
Leadership Guide for HLP #22: Provide Positive and Constructive Feedback to Guide Students’ Learning and Behavior Download PDF
Last Updated:  12 January, 2021

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