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Of everything I read for my doctorate degree, one of the most impactful was Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey’s “Better Learning Through Structured Teaching”. They explain their framework for the ‘gradual release of responsibility’ or what is commonly known among teachers as: “I Do, We Do, You Do.” They introduce the concept by describing when…
Hitting the Record Button
I am probably my own biggest critic. I find when I finish a class, I think of all the things I should have said differently. I recognize my first group each morning are my guinea pigs. As I work through math problems, I’m constantly second guessing myself. Did I copy the problem right, did I…
Within the first couple of weeks as a new principal, I received a number of complaints from parents about a social studies teacher. The parents reported that the teacher was making numerous negative comments about the president of the US at the time and was incorporating her opinion into test questions. When I contacted the…
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