Instructional Practices

We created the Two Rivers Learning Institute to share some of the most promising instructional practices with fellow educators and schools across the country. Our instructional practices are based in a deep understanding of educational research and have been honed in our classrooms at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

We invite you to explore our highlighted instructional practices. Each section includes videos, resources, and exemplars showcasing teaching and learning in practice.

Our Instructional Practices

Explore the educational practices central to our hands-on, project-based approach.

Arts Integration



Tasks in Math


Student-Led IEPs

Teaching & Assessing Critical Thinking Skills

Our Goal is Deeper Learning

Today‚Äôs world requires that students learn and understand more deeply than just gaining basic skills. At Two Rivers, we work towards deeper learning outcomes — including building critical thinking and problem-solving skills, collaboration and communication, and character.