Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

05.13.16 Sarah Fischler’s Fifth Grade ‘Teaching Assistants’

Sarah Fischler is a science teacher at North Star Academy in Newark.  She’s one of our seven TLaC Fellows this year.  She recently shared with us a video of a great system she’s implemented: classroom TAs. The system allows her to keep kids productive and give them agency over their work but also to spend her…