Definition : "The teacher provides strong forward momentum in literacy lessons."

Pace of teaching - and especially the maintenance of strong forward momentum - has consistently been associated with high student achievement.

Among the more effective teachers in this study, a common characteristic was the high energy levels modelled by the teachers and generated among children. The more effective teachers rarely stood still and were constantly encouraging, motivating, correcting, directing, monitoring and inspiring their children to master another skill, finish off something, or begin something new.