"At first, teaching is like driving a car on the highway when you are 16. Things are coming at you, and you have to be able to make decisions fast. The road turns. Sometimes it snows. Day becomes night. Other drivers can be drunk sometimes. Other times they fall asleep behind the wheel. You try not to fall asleep behind the wheel. If you don’t die, that’s good. If you get to your destination without killing anyone else--even better." JB

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Suggestions for Teaching a Lesson


Scoring Criteria for Class Participation & Preparation

Ideas for Teaching Strategies & Activities












LESSON PLAN HANDOUTS:







EXAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK










Rubrics


Scoring Criteria for OLF



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LINKS

Common Core Curriculum Database

Principles of Curriculum



Teachers' Websites

Kristin's Reading Circle Project
https://sites.google.com/a/bedford.k12.ma.us/little

Annenberg Videos

http://www.learner.org/resources/series26.html
http://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=77
http://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=78

Podcasts

Podcast about Batman (Blindness is a social construct)

TED Talks

http://youtu.be/4gFi285OhrQ

MORE DOWNLOADABLES

The NPR interview with Anne Ruggles Gere about how the SAT makes our students into bad writers is here:

SHARED CURRICULUM MATERIALS







ARTICLE ON ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS


ARTICLE ON IGNORANCE



NOTES FROM THE TEACHER PANEL

What we learned from Teacher Panel Fall 2015
What we learned from Teacher Panel (Fall 16)