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02.02.16 A Question About SLANT

A colleague in Blackpool, England, Stephen Tierney, recently wrote to pass along some questions that had come up in conversations about TLaC with his teachers.   They were all good questions and he’s shared most of them (and my answers) on his own blog here:.  But for one question I thought it would help if i shared…


08.07.13 For SLANT & STAR Teachers, a Mini Upgrade

Do you use STAR or SLANT as an acronym to help students know how to sit in class? If so try this simple tweak we picked up during practice lab at North Star today. Instead of saying “Everyone in STAR” or “Scholars in SLANT” try “Back in STAR” or “Show me SLANT.” The first, “Back in…