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12.11.15 “He Worked it Out!”: Emilie Tarraf’s Culture of Error (Video)

We’re talking Check for Understanding at our Engaging Academics workshop in Albany this morning- specifically how great teachers normalize growth mindset–struggling forward, errors and all–and make that seem like the most normal thing in the world.  This is critically important because if students try to hide their mistakes from their teachers it is 10x harder to…


12.15.14 Some Cool & Useful Tools for CFU (Video)

One of the new techniques I describe in Teach Like a Champion 2.0, (due out in early January) is Show Me. It lives in one of the two chapters on Check for Understanding and describes ways that students can present data to teachers so they can quickly and efficiently scan to assess mastery during class. A…