1st period – 9:30 – 10:21 –
  • Half of you (Drew, Matt Sheber Howard, Rani, Nathan, Haley) will be observing in Mersi Steggall’s 8th grade English class. While you are observing, you will be writing questions and observations in your learning journal.
  • The other half (Adriana, Quinn, Laura, Matt Ryan, Nick, Katie) will have professional workshop where we will discuss classroom management and continue our work on writing learning targets.

2nd period – 10:25 – 11:17 – Same as first period, but reversed. The second group will be observing in Molly Via’s class.

3rd period – 11:21 – 12:00 – Debrief and questions with Julie and Anali (the literacy coaches/teacher leaders at Garry)

Professional Workshop
  1. Formative feedback on learning targets from Tuesday
  2. Critical Thinking (Matt and Laura)
  3. The Genre of a Lesson Plan
    • What did you observe?
  4. Common components of a lesson (look for these as you observe)
    • Introduction
    • Communicate target
    • Mini Lesson
    • Learning Activity
    • Formative Assessment throughout
    • Closure


Critical Thinking Resources:
http://blog.adambabcock.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Costa-House-Levels-of-Questions.pdf
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dcal/documents/blooms_costas.pdf
http://gonzagateach.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Taxonomy

Housekeeping:
Due on Tuesday, 9/15