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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Starting with the (Wo)man in the Mirror

Starting with the (Wo)man in the Mirror

AP testing begins next week.  This time of year my mind is sent backwards as I reflect on my teaching.  Was I as effective as I could have been?  Are these students where I want them to be?  What would I go back and change if I could?  These are the questions I mull over as I [...]

Tweeting Your Way to a Better Classroom

Tweeting Your Way to a Better Classroom

Social media can be a great resource for teachers wishing to develop professionally.  I know…social media is only for mindless scrolling and indulgent voyeurism, right? Wrong! Social media platforms can also help spark new ideas and connect you to other educators.  Today I am showcasing Twitter.  I know it sounds like one more thing.  Do we [...]