Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

12.10.15 What is ‘Breaking the Plane’?

Here’s a bit of useful teaching vocabulary for you. The “plane” of your classroom is the imaginary line that runs the length of the room. It’s the red line in the diagram at left.  The “plane” can be anywhere but it’s often about where the first student desks start.  It indicates where “your” space ends and…