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The problem with consultants…


From Building a Better Teacher – Doug Lemov realized he had a problem. After a successful career as a teacher, a principal and a charter-school founder, he was working as a consultant, hired by troubled schools eager — desperate, in some cases — for Lemov to tell them what to do to get better… […]

I’ve watched a generation of my peers…


Sometimes I worry that all the emphasis on direct instruction, comprehensive curriculum, and teacher-proof texts has beaten the last bit of initiative out of the latest generation of elementary school teachers. Here’s some background… First, let me go into the way back machine to how things were in the old old days. When I attended […]

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