Category: Curriculum

Improving Our Practice: A Case For Coaching (Part 1)

A few months ago I was reading Steven Reinhart’s article, Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say (which I quoted multiple times in the series on classroom discussions), when I was particularly struck by these two sentences:

Making a commitment to change 10 percent of my teaching each year, I began to collect and use materials and ideas gathered from supplements, workshops, professional journals, and university classes. Each year, my goal was simply to teach a single topic in […]

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Student Work Studies: What Educators are Saying

During my many years as a classroom teacher I taught in primary through secondary grades and in public, private, and charter schools, and regardless of the type of school or grade level I was teaching a common pattern reoccurred. At the beginning of each school year I would attend a half day, or if lucky, one whole day of training in whatever new initiative, strategy or trend was “hot” in education, and then I would be handed a stack of […]

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