Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.03.15 What’s the Purpose?

I am reading Eric Kalenze‘s Education is Upside Down.  He observes: “It’s a vast overstatement to say that a single… institutional mission exists to guide [the] practices of American education.” Reading that reminded me of a question we asked when hiring teachers for a school some years ago. We asked: “We’d all like to do everything…