Pedagogy can be simply defined as the correct use of instructional strategies. By focusing on effective pedagogical practices with the most challenging, moderate or advanced learners, it is possible to identify critical elements of teaching that results in success for all children. CREDE, Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence, located in California, conducted research based on a sociocultural framework focusing on diverse cultures and language and identified 8 commonalities that unite people. Sound pedagogical practices can assist in providing the strategies for meeting the identified 8 commonalities and resources for cultivating effective classroom practices to advance academic achievement. Strong Pedagogical based learning environments drives achievement and engagement and produce globally competitive learners.