Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.14.13 Struggles for Shared Vocabulary–What I Have in Common with Paolo Di Canio

At our workshops we often talk about the importance of shared vocabulary–the power of being able to communicate accurately, quickly, without ambiguity about technical aspects of performance. This is true whether you are a teacher (“That was great but what if you unbundled your questions a little more and added a “Stretch It”) or a principal;…