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For Teachers: Design Lab Sites and Study Groups to Raise the Level of Engagement, Volume, and Rigor

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For Teachers: Design Lab Sites and Study Groups to Raise the Level of Engagement, Volume, and Rigor

March 7, 2013  |  Teaching  |  No Comments

Teachers, so I’ve been off the grid for a while. While I’ve been away, I’ve been cooking up a few ideas. Today I gave a presentation to about 40 educational leaders from all over the country about the value of coaching when it comes to raising the level of rigor and engagement in a classroom. We got a lot done — here are some of the highlights…

Today’s presentation was all about organizing teachers into study groups and then planning study groups and lab sites that aim to raise the level of:

  • Student engagement
  • Student writing volume
  • Classroom rigor or cognitive demand

Here are a few things that we made during today’s session (clicking the link will allow you to quickly download the file):

Hope you find this helpful! I’m looking forward to thinking and writing more about coaching this month.

-Corn