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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

12.28.12 Draft Rigor Checklist

Rigor is a word we use a lot—we know our lessons need it, but sometimes it’s hard to define… doubly so if you’re new to the profession. We were working with some friends at TNTP last month, super smart folks supporting teachers in cities across the country. We came up with the idea of developing a…


12.20.12 Dario Gradi and Self-Evaluation Journals

You probably don’t know who Dario Gradi is, but if you are a coach or are interested in developing people, you probably should.  Gradi is the Director of Football and runs the Academy (soccer school, that is) at Crewe Alexandra, a club in the third tier of England’s soccer leagues – not bad for a Cheshire…