In an interview with ANet, Kimberly Phillips, principal of University Prep Science and Math Elementary, describes how her school creates equity through rich math tasks.Read More
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Text talks—those “book clubs” that help teachers plan instruction—represent a completely new approach to planning for most educators. Are you ready to try text talks at your school? Here is Fall Hamilton’s advice for implementing them as part of text-based planning.Read More
Just imagine a planning session that leaves you more energized and confident for class—or don’t imagine and watch this video of a text talk!Read More
The harsh reality for many teachers is that students may be several years behind grade-level. Here's a strategy to engage students in grade-level math and fill gaps simultaneously.Read More
Here are two instructional practices Liberty teachers use to ensure the school’s youngest students become confident, lifelong readers.Read More
In this video, a 4th grade teacher from Fall Hamilton shares her perspective on what it was like to transition from a standards-based to text based approach to planning.Read More
If you ask Mission Achievement and Success Charter School for the secret to success, you’ll likely hear “data.” But it’s not just about collecting data. It’s about using data to enhance teaching.Read More
How to analyze student data: Make sure you celebrate student, not numbers.Read More
How to analyze student data: Balance data with context to use data to inform teaching.Read More
Tamara Johnson and the staff at University Prep have always focused on students. But recently, teachers and leaders have taken it to a whole new level. Throughout each lesson, teachers and leaders maintain a laser-like focus on what students say and do, and how they are progressing toward mastery of the learning goal.Read More
In this two-minute video, an eighth-grade teacher talks about the value of sharing different strategies, how she fosters meta-cognition, and what she does to prep for student sharing.
Chicago teacher Corey Moore talks about the value of peer-to-peer collaboration—for students and teachers. (1-minute video)Read More
The best school years that I had as a teacher all began the same way—focusing on teaching content while ensuring that the systems and routines complemented the learning.Read More