Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

08.13.20 Notes on Starting a Lesson (Online)

Last week I posted a really great clip of Denise Karratti, a middle school math teacher from Hawaii teaching her kiddos remotely back in May. Her procedures and routines and her culture were fantastic. Today I thought I’d take a more careful look at how she starts her lesson because it’s a really nice case study….

03.30.16 How to Start Class: Starring Alonte Johnson

The first moment of your class is in many ways the most important in setting expectations for what will happen there for the next hour.  That’s why I love this clip of Alonte Johnson starting his 7th grade English class at King’s Collegiate in Brooklyn.  He’s clear and direct. His routines are simple and efficient.  He…