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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

07.01.20 The TLAC Summer Guide to Movies: Science Fair

It’s going to be a long summer if the TLAC Blog is your sole source of movie recommendations, but I do want to highly recommend one film: Science Fair. It offers so much to think about for society and schools… the amazing science teacher at Jericho High, Serena McCalla, with sky-high expectations; Myllena and Gabriel from…


06.19.20 Marine Academy Plymouth’s Jen Brimming Models Implicit Accountability

Yesterday I blogged about one of Chloe Hykin’s lessons at Marine Academy Plymouth. Not only was it really well designed and implemented but it was clearly part of an intentional school-wide effort to produce consistent and high-quality Lessons. Her response on Twitter was to share all of her peers’ work to share the credit. In fact…


06.18.20 Tiny Little Post on Perception, Batting Practice & Goalkeeping

Had the opportunity yesterday to spend an hour taking with a group of female soccer coaches from around the country who are part of a mentoring program put together by Columbus State coach Jay Entlich. The theme of the session was perception and one of the things we discussed was how to coach players in settings…


06.15.20 Three Takeaways from Daisy C.’s Outstanding “Teachers vs Tech”

I’ve just finished reading Daisy Christodoulou’s new book Teachers vs Tech: The Case for an Ed Tech Revolution. It is, as everything Daisy writes seems to be, outstanding: clear in untangling complex issues; profound in unexpected ways; grounded in logic and research. Here are three ideas I found profoundly useful from it: 1: To understand how…