Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

06.11.15 Know Excuses: A Guest Post by Rue Ratray

Rue Ratray, of UpAcademy Oliver, a district turnaround school in Lawrence, MA is one of the best–and most reflective–teachers I know. He’s been writing a series of guest posts (you can read his others here and here) about teaching.  He shared his latest with me this week–it’s a reflection on a phrase neither of us is…