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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

12.15.20 Hybrid Teaching with Hailey Rebyak

To state the obvious, hybrid teaching is really hard. Harder, possibly than online teaching. I mean, it IS online teaching except that at the same time you’re also teaching a classroom full of kids. So some days it’s about as hard as online teaching would be if you also had to juggle and sing light rock…


12.14.20 “Pasting the Chat” & Other Insights from Hassan Clayton’s Lesson

I’ve written a lot about using the chat in remote teaching on this blog and talked even more about it in our webinars and trainings. I wrote about Shelby Daley’s chat here. About Denise Karratti’s here. About Arianna Chopp’s here. and Eric Snider’s here. Today I get to share something my team and I loved from…


12.04.20 Online Note-taking: A Glimpse of Joshua Humphrey’s Classroom

If you’re a regular reader of our blog you’re probably familiar with Joshua Humphrey who teaches math at KIPP St. Louis HS. I wrote previously about one of his asynchronous lessons from the Spring where he socialized students to take active control over the video by pausing consistently and where he modeled implicit assessment–asking students to…


11.24.20 Online Teaching: Don’t Sleep on the Value of Everybody Writes

At TLAC Towers, we recently had the opportunity to watch Jake Daggett of Stellar Elementary of the Carmen Schools of Science and Technology network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin teaching his second graders about fairy tales. We appreciated his use of writing and Team TLAC’s Dillon Fisher wrote this analysis: One of our favorite things about Jake’s lesson was…