Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

10.26.21 A Hard Time to Be a Teacher, Pt 2: Free Reading Reconsidered Lesson Plans

  Two weeks ago we wrote about how hard it is to be a teacher right now.  The challenges and pressures of returning to the classroom combined with unprecedented staff shortages have put everyone under intense pressure. Perhaps the most powerful action schools can take right now is to invest in providing teachers with a meaningful…


04.28.20 Get Ready for our Expanded Reading Reconsidered Curriculum Pilot

Teachers and school leaders in need of a bit of good news take note: We are excited to preview details of our Expanded Reading Reconsidered Curriculum Pilot for the 2020-21 school year, which will officially be available on May 4. Background: Two and a half years ago, with great enthusiasm (and a bit of trepidation), we…