Planning Purposeful Procedures

Jul 24, 2017

Janice Smith

In our last Video of the Week we discussed the value in writing your assessments first, right alongside your scope & sequence and unit plans.  This week, as you think about how to best use your remaining summertime (aside from taking advantage of some poolside reading and sleeping in) we’re going to feature a video from the collection ‘First […]

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It’s summertime, and while it’s (hopefully) full of pool time and hard-earned vacations, I also know that most teachers out there are also working hard on preparing their classes for the upcoming school year.  And while most are likely writing/tweaking their Scope & Sequences, as well as Unit Plans, Brett Noble (a recent TNTP Fishman […]

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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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