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10.19.15 HISD’s Erin Krafft Installs Turn and Talk & Builds a Culture of Error (Video)

For our video meeting this week, Chief Video Officer, Rob Richard promised the TLaC team clips that were ‘new’ and ‘pretty exciting.’  Now, Rob is not given to hyperbole.  ‘Pretty exciting’ on the Rob-o-meter is pretty serious praise so the pre-meeting buzz was, let’s just say, intense. With good reason, it turns out. We’d just received…


05.25.13 More on Not Getting Better at Driving

In a somewhat incredible coincidence, I received a fascinating and self-reflective email from my colleague Gail McGee last night.  At almost exactly the same time I was posting about our (people, that is, or at least American’s) imperviousness to improvement in our driving–due in significant part ot the lack of feedback–Gail wrote to me about the same…


03.22.13 Grady Middle School: The Highlight Reel

Last night, in Houston, we went out for dinner and my hosts introduced me to fried pickles and Frito pie at dinner, but today Grady Middle School they had something even bigger in store for me. At Grady, the game was on for real! Classrooms were rigorous and content-rich and TLaC-aligned. Here are some highlights: Check…