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Intentional Touchpoints–so named by Fisher, Frey, and Hattie in The Distance Learning Playbook (2020)–is an umbrella term for those strategies or activities that demonstrate deliberate opportunities for teachers to connect with students both academically and personally.
To effectively implement Intentional Touchpoints, the teacher determines within any given activity or task students might complete the manner by which the teacher will interact with the students. Examples of common intentional touchpoints include:
Whatever the specific strategy or activity, the goal for any Intentional Touchpoint is the clear and direct interaction with every student, both to grow the relationship with students and to develop student voice and agency in the classroom.