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By Scott Sterling The great teachers, and those on the way to achieving greatness, view their craft as a process—and processes should always lead to improvement. The strategies and steps you take in that process are what make up deliberate practice. However, if you think deliberate practice can only be accomplished through two old-fashioned tools—data […]
By Scott Sterling Adapted from Diane Hampel’s excellent concurrent session at Building Expertise 2014, Embedding Conative Skills in Lessons. Some teachers have a really tough time developing conative skillsin students. They include interpersonal skills that inform how people work with each other. Few standards govern this aspect of education, and yet it might be the […]
By Scott Sterling Adapted from Libby Garst’s excellent pre-conference session at Building Expertise 2014, Rigorous Standards-Based Unit Planning – Math. We spent quite a bit of time last month bringing up the concept of unpacking a standard without going into much depth. Perhaps veterans are already quite comfortable with the concept, but it’s time for […]
By Scott Sterling A few weeks ago, we discussed planning a rigorous unit. Of course, a unit is made up of individual lessons. Those lessons need to be focused on the goal of college and career readiness, as dictated by your state standards. However, on a daily basis, what does college and career readiness look […]
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