From the Archives: Concept Attainment

This lesson is part of my “From the Archives” series: 20 lessons in 20 weeks from 20 years of teaching. Enjoy! Context & History I originally taught this lesson in my first year of teaching to 10th grade students. As part of a longer investigation into a...

The Transition “Game”

the ASK: I noticed that in our writing and in our conversations, we were struggling to call on transitions. I wondered how we could practice these in a way that didn’t feel like an isolated lesson. the TRY: First thing on a Monday morning, I asked students to all...

Sentence Stems for Helpful Peer Feedback

the ASK: I’m constantly struggling with ways to help students give more authentic feedback to each other, whether it’s formal or informal. So, I thought about universal sentence stems that could help jumpstart their conversations. the TRY: I actually first tried these...

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