Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

06.26.15 On Vocabulary: How to write a definition

My team and I have been on a vocabulary binge, watching lesson after lesson to pick up best practices and commonalities among teachers. We see brilliant things but even so, we can’t use all of the video. One single factor makes more vocabulary lessons unusable as exemplars than any other. Want to guess what it is?…