Effective Classroom Practices

Active Supervision

Components of active supervision: Moving, scanning and interacting

"Look Around, Walk Around, Talk Around." ~Anita Archer

This infographic provides more information on active supervision.

This video offers specific examples from LPS classrooms demonstrating how to provide active supervision.

Listen to this narrated slideshow to learn more about active supervision.


How does this strategy connect with other initiatives in LPS?

Trauma Informed Care

  • Maintaining active supervision provides a sense of safety for students.
  • When an adult is constantly scanning the environment it is more likely they will identify a trigger to a problem prior to and prevent the problem behavior from happening, especially known triggers for a student who may be impacted by trauma.
  • Active supervision creates frequent opportunities to interact with students to develop, strengthen and maintain relationships.

Danielson Framework

  • Body language indicative of warmth and caring shown by teacher and students (2a)
  • Physical proximity (2a)
  • Politeness and encouragement (2a)
  • Fairness (2a)