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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

01.13.14 At First Glance: A Sentence Starter Adds Unexpected Rigor to Writing

We wrapped up two days of workshops on Ratio on Friday. Ratio is the principle that it’s not whether the teacher gets a mental workout, but whether students do. Our workshops focus on building two types of Ratio, Participation Ratio (who’s engaged in the lesson and how often) and Think Ratio (how rigorous is the cognitive…