"Again, a quick digression on something Willingham said. On page 57 (above figure 12), Willingham said “10 or 15 minutes of a 75-minute class is spent setting up the goal...It’s all about elucidating the central conflict in the…"
"Before I take a shot at answering this week’s questions (thank you again, Shauna!), I wanted to comment on two points that made me really pause in Chapter 2. First, I feel Willingham does a good job presenting examples/data to…"
"Kimberly: I completely understand what you mean about keeping the essential questions in front of the students as often as possible. Your phrase “showing students that all this stuff we do adds up to these three or four questions”…"
"Kim - I took a look at that site and was BLOWN away with all the details and content. I have to go back and review it piece by piece, but it looks great.
For me, the issue now is time. Last August, I took a seminar with Greg…"
"Kimberly - I agree! Your comment on 'medieval days' reminded me of an article (book?) I once read called "No More Sugar Cube Igloos", where the author pointed out that 'busy' or 'fun' activities may not…"
"Honestly, Bill - in six years, the only times I've had a group have a legitimate fourth question is when it is something related to the directions - where I was not as clear as I could have been. If that's the case, I don't take…"
"Hello, Kimberly - Great comments as well about putting the directions up on a screen. It amazes me how little they make use of the information we try to give them... I should do that more often, as it’s very clear when a student asks a…"
"A2: I took the author’s point about background knowledge as a call to all teachers to think about their subject, unit and even lesson from the perspective of the students that will be in front of them. For many of us who love History, we…"
Place where middle school teachers can share lessons, questions, tools, books, or really anything. Also a place to start dialogue with high school teachers to alleviate transitional issues between middle school and high school.