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Mathematics and Science Lesson Planning

Colleagues: Those who have responsibility to plan lessons or support teachers in lesson planning in Mathematics and Science, you must take a deep look at http://www.goorulearning.org/ Gooru Learning is free and something I heard a great deal about at the Idaho Superintendents meeting earlier this week.  To look deeply, ou must register (for free). Amazing intellectual […]

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Great Teachers Check for Academic Understanding

Another longstanding effective teacher behavior is checking for academic understanding.  While this skill is well-documented in the professional literature, it is under-leveraged and not well-coached by leaders.  Watch this video of 5th grade teacher Renata Green and how she uses checking for academic understanding with probing questions and concept reviews.

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