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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

10.24.18 De-Silo-Fication And How To Do It

    I had a great conversation this week with a group of colleagues from TNTP about a concept I only have a not-very-helpful, made-up word to describe: de-silo-fication. The word refers to structuring training so that connected and separate topics don’t seem disconnected, especially when one of them requires urgent and intense focus in the…


01.14.13 Writing in Math Class

My colleague Paul Powell has been working on a training for teachers on writing in math class—how to include more of it and how to use it to deepen understanding and rigor.  He’s done some great work in laying out and thinking about all the different types of writing that can happen in a math class…