Archive | August, 2014

Document Design: Show Them What Success Looks Like

I will be blogging periodically about something that has long been an emphasis and interest of mine: the importance of designing documents that make clear what we want and, in the process, improve our instruction by making us more consistent. To some degree, this new emphasis stems from workshops I did around such design concepts […]

Designing Better Lessons?

I haven’t much time to discuss the image below but wanted to share something I am doing this first week, which I cannot yet promise to keep up but is showing promising benefits for me and those with whom I collaborate at school. I wanted to create a lesson plan template online that I could […]

What’s in Your Syllabus?

I have been thinking carefully about my own syllabus for my Senior English class this year after looking at those of other teachers. Some teachers’ syllabi run as long as six pages, which is a lot of paper. The question is what one wants to and can accomplish through such a document. I want to […]

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