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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

03.30.16 How to Start Class: Starring Alonte Johnson

The first moment of your class is in many ways the most important in setting expectations for what will happen there for the next hour.  That’s why I love this clip of Alonte Johnson starting his 7th grade English class at King’s Collegiate in Brooklyn.  He’s clear and direct. His routines are simple and efficient.  He…