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.