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6000 Concepts and Roles in Instruction


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored


Policy X Other Reasons





Instructional activities provided by teaching staff members are a necessary element in the attainment of district and school goals, objectives and standards by pupils. Implementation of the instructional program shall include, but need not be limited to:


A. A school environment designed to foster positive feelings by pupils toward self and others;


B. Creative use of various instructional methods, materials and equipment;


C. Opportunities for pupils to participate in the study of individual school and community problems;


D. Active involvement of pupils in directed and self-selected activities;


E. School and classroom organization and pupil assignment based upon individual pupil needs;


F. Effective use of personnel, resources and facilities of the school and community;


G. An emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and the interrelatedness of learning.




A. To help one to do a good teaching job, the making of plans is expected of every teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Plans will be inspected weekly and must meet the requirements laid down by the principal;


B. Teachers shall make thorough preparation for all daily lessons and shall prepare plans reflecting such preparation.




Guidelines for the implementation of this policy shall include:


A. Lesson plans shall include information pertinent to the effective implementation of a lesson;


B. While teachers are required to be thoroughly prepared for each daily lesson, plans may be prepared for each lesson or on a long-term basis, whichever is appropriate;


C. Lesson plans shall be reviewed on a regular basis by appropriate administrative personnel;


D. Teachers are to provide adequate directions for substitutes, the purpose of which shall be to continue, if possible, the ongoing program or, if more appropriate, a meaningful educational alternative that relates to the objectives.



Adopted: No Date

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010

Readopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


Instructional Goals and Objectives, Goals and Objectives in Instruction


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-10 Evaluation of performance of each school

N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-2 Boards of education; establishment of standards

N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-43 et seq. School Funding Reform Act of 2008

N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1 District to furnish suitable facilities; adoption of courses of study

N.J.S.A. 18A:35-1 et seq. Curriculum and Courses

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-1.1 et seq. Standards and Assessment

See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-1.2

through -1.3, -2.1, -3.1,-4.4

N.J.A.C. 6A:9-15.1 et seq. Required Professional Development for Teachers

N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-1.1 et seq. Fiscal accountability, efficiency, budgeting procedures

See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:23-19.1 et seq.

N.J.A.C. 6A:26-1.1 et seq. Educational Facilities

N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-2.1 Definitions

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.1 Reporting requirements

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.2 School-level planning


No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.



Cross References: *1100 Communicating with the public

*1120 Board of education meetings

*1230 School-connected organizations

*1600 Relations between other entities and the district

*2131 Superintendent of Schools

*2240 Research, evaluation and planning

*3542 Food service

*4111 Recruitment, selection and hiring

*4116 Evaluation

*4131/4131.1 Staff development; in-service education/visitations/conferences

*4211 Recruitment, selection and hiring

*4231/4231.1 Staff development; in-service education/visitations/conferences

*5113 Absences and excuses

*5120 Assessment of individual needs

*5124 Reporting to parents/guardians

*6140 Curriculum adoption

*6141 Curriculum design/development

*6142 Subject fields

*6145 Extracurricular activities

*6147 Standards of proficiency

*6156 Instructional planning/scheduling

*6160 Instructional services and resources

*6162.4 Community resources

*6164.2 Guidance services

*6164.4 Child study team

*6171.1 Remedial instruction

*6171.2 Gifted and talented

*6171.4 Special education

*6300 Evaluation of the instructional program


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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