New Teacher Coaching Cycle: Looking Closely at Text
Lesson Objective: Collaborate to plan and reflect on a lesson about analyzing syntax
Grades 9-12 / ELA / Tch DIY

Thought starters

  1. How does Mr. Parker structure the pre-observation conference?
  2. How does Ms. Hollins use the "juicy sentences" protocol?
  3. How does Ms. Hollins reflect on both the lesson and the pre-observation conference?
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A coach is very important tool for any career, escpially teaching, because every job requires trainnig and continued education. It is very important to have your work analysed by someone trying to help you and not just give you a score.  The video clearly shows how Ms. Hollins learned from her coach, performed, and then learned from her coach again, about her performance.  

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  • How can we move the lesson from teacher covering to students uncovering?  
  • At the end of the classroom segment--and even at the conclusion of the coaching video call, I certainly got the impression that the teacher was confident in the transfer of her passion and information, but I was left hungry to see if the students understood the why or the importance of syntax or were able to apply the "juiciness" to their own writing and creating and understanding. 
  • I was left with lots of teacher-talking and teacher-justifying the lesson; and in the background, my heart was noticing the apathy of most students towards the lesson.
  • Ms. Hollins, can I boldly say: It is always about the students; this segment was about the teacher.
  • Develop the ability to see the aha without looking at a video.
  • A great start.  Your journey as a professional is certainly off to a great start with your willingness to be vulnerable.  I am inspired.
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I love the emphasis on ultimately working to get students to identify themes. The ideas of "hacking" and finding those "juicy" sentences can really amplify the type of syntax students will be exposed to within a text. I think this takes away some of the fear in students (and teachers) when tackling unfamiliar yet important text.

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أصرخ من NC - شكراً للفيديو حول تحليل النصوص المعقدة وأحب عبارة "جمل غض". 

 

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I love the energy and attempt to make it relevant to the students. 

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