by Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International Let’s have fun with a metaphor. If your school were a car dealership, whose job would everyone have? You, the teacher, are obviously a salesperson. In fact, many attempts have been made to equate education with sales. Your assistant principals might be service managers, always trying to make things […]
by Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International We talk a lot about rigor here on Teach to Reach, and we will continue to do so. At Learning Sciences International, we believe that a lack of rigor is one of the primary factors determining whether or not a school is succeeding. And with most of us implementing […]
by Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International Ritual engagement sounds like a scary term, bringing to mind pictures of Mayan sacrifice. It’s actually just the little things you do during a lesson to assess learning informally. If done correctly, they become a habit (hence the “ritual”). For most teachers, this takes the form of periodically asking […]
Everyone needs to be on the same page, knowing what’s expected of them. By: Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International As we’ve stated before, the primary goal of the learning sciences teacher blog is to foster a community of teachers that help each other strive toward college and career readiness. We might broach the subjects, but […]
To know what success looks like, you need the right goal. By: Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International Many schools require teachers to post or write their learning goals on the board before each class. Some want those goals in kid-friendly language; others don’t care if you copy the standard’s text word-for-word (obviously students will hardly […]
This is no longer just a warning about underground trains. By: Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International It’s called college and career readiness for a reason. The goal is to produce students that are ready to work in the next phase of their lives. The previous standards only dictated what a kid should know—not how. The […]
Welcome to Teach to Reach: Insights for the Next Century of Teaching. By: Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International This might be the most intensive time in the history of education. It’s a perfect storm of political mandates, changes in standards, and scrutiny over the profession of teaching. From all of these fronts, teachers are expected […]
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