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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

01.24.21 The Coach’s Guide to Teaching: What’s Inside?

My latest book, The Coach’s Guide to Teaching hit the shelves in December. Yes, it’s about coaching athletes. I tried to take what I know about teaching, combine it with what cognitive science says about learning shoot it through the lens of the game I love: soccer/football. Hope that doesn’t sound narrow; It’s for coaches but…


01.22.21 Deaning is Teaching: Introducing our New “Dean of Students’ Curriculum”

On the Teach Like a Champion Team we think Deans of Students* play a massive role in building strong school communities. On any given day you can find a dean having a thought-provoking or challenging discussion with a student about accomplishing goals or changing habits, collaborating with families and stakeholders, or perhaps developing character education lessons…


01.19.21 Jasmine Lane on Rachel Harley & the Velocity of Data

In the virtual version of TLAC Towers we’re planning a new workshop on Checking for Understanding Online and so have been studying footage of teachers with strong dynamic online classrooms, looking for exemplars. At a meeting last week Jasmine Lane presented video of a reading lesson taught by Rachel Harley at Nashville Classical Charter School and…