Closing the Loop

Jun 12, 2017

Janice Smith

It happens regularly that I’ll meet people for the first time, and when we begin chatting the topic of teaching comes up.  Sometimes it’s because they’re a teacher, or because they learn that I work in education.  This past weekend it was someone who was now an engineer, but had taken a two-year break to […]

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Sharpening the Saw

May 30, 2017

Janice Smith

When working with KIPP Metro Atlanta in 2015 and 2016 we used the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching (KFET), along with the Framework for 100%, to tag a lot of their videos.  One of the tags in the KFET is called ‘Sharpening the Saw’, and takes our tag of ‘Growth Mindset’ a bit further, from mindset […]

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Strong lesson differentiation can be something that’s challenging to capture on video, as much of it happens behind the scenes. It also is a cycle, with several moving parts: Strong, objective aligned data collection. Data analysis, helping to identify which students have mastered which objectives, and where misunderstandings and struggles are happening. Providing feedback to students and carefully […]

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Systems Behind Data Driven Instruction

May 1, 2017

Janice Smith

A couple months ago we created two collections focused on data (‘Data Driven Instruction (Theory)’ and ‘Data Driven Instruction (Practice)’).  In the conversation around this topic, one piece that isn’t discussed enough is the systems we create to make data driven instruction more meaningful, and ultimately less time consuming.  Making sure that every lesson, classwork […]

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Addressing Misbehavior

Apr 17, 2017

Janice Smith

Minor misbehavior (and the best ways to address it), is something we get asked about a lot here at Mission 100%.  That’s likely because video examples tend to be most helpful for newer teachers, and minor misbehavior is something a lot of us deal with in our early years of teaching.  That said, it’s a […]

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