A Look into Lesson Study

A Look into Lesson Study

Last week Physics teachers Kathryn Smith and Judy Jennings engaged in a Lesson Study.  If you are unfamiliar with Lesson Study, it is professional development in which teams of teachers collaboratively plan a lesson, observe student behaviors during the lesson, and study outcomes after the lesson.  The goal is to conduct this mini-research as a [...]

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A trend at Hart-Argument Focus (& Frustration?!?!)

A trend at Hart-Argument Focus (& Frustration?!?!)

I've noticed a trend here at Hart High.  More and more teachers are talking about argument.  NGSS uses terms like "claims, evidence, and reasoning/justification," prompting students to think like scientists.  Compare the NGSS terms to the language in Common Core Anchor Writing Standard #1: "Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics [...]