Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.04.15 On Self-Esteem

  Yesterday I wrote briefly about a question some colleagues and I once asked teachers during the interview process: We’d all like to do everything we can for all of our kids, but sometimes we have to choose. If you had to choose between a) increasing your students’ skills and knowledge and b) increasing their self-esteem,…