Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

11.06.18 “No Need to Track Me”: Lesson in Culture Building at Freedom Prep

  I spent the day visiting Freedom Prep HS in Memphis today. There were lots of highlights, but I wanted to write about one classroom in particular- and specifically about a single phrase the teacher used that was simple, brilliant and useful to others. The teacher was Torian Black. He teaches 9th grade African-American History.  During…