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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Explore, Question, Discover

Explore, Question, Discover

The best part of my role as Hart High School's Instructional Coach is that I am able to observe other teachers in action, learn from them and then bring the information to all of you so that we all benefit!  In a way, I explore, question, and discover...the very same way our science teachers lead [...]

Student Critics in Art 1B

Student Critics in Art 1B

Questions to Consider: How can you use mentor text to help your students improve? (Remember 'text' can be articles, graphs, novels, pictures, artwork, formulas, charts...anything you can analyze!) How can students critique as a method for self-reflection?    How can all teachers support EL students as they receive the same rigorous instruction as their peers who [...]