Series: Tcher's Cut Video

ELA.RL.9-10.2

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RL:  Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 2: 
    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its
    development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is
    shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

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ELA.RL.9-10.9

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RL:  Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 9: 
    Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

Tcher's Cut: When a Lesson Goes Wrong
Lesson Objective: Sarah Brown Wessling unpacks what happened in her When a Lesson Goes Wrong video.
Grades 9-12 / ELA / Analysis
ELA.RL.9-10.2 | ELA.RL.9-10.9

Thought starters

  1. Watch Sarah Brown Wessling unpack what happened in her When a Lesson Goes Wrong video?
11 Comments
I am so encouraged by the in depth reflection of the original video of the lesson. I remember watching the video a few years ago and feeling every thought you felt when lessons don't go well or ultimately flop. Thank you for sharing this and reminding me that it's OK to change the flow and activity of an originally planned lesson. Thank you for reminding it's just OK and sometimes change is necessary to meet the needs of all students. I appreciate you and have watched your videos for a number of years!
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Thank You for your video and candor. I have been teaching for more than 25 years. I have had lessons go wrong and sat down and reflected; and yes the first inclination was to blame the students. But, then I thought about how to save the lesson and what my next steps were going to be, that is when my real learning began. The next day I was more creative and used what I learned from and about my students to clear up my mess. Not only did my students learn more but they were happy and excited to continue to learn more.
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Really so nice video dear mam . I watch and listen your videos . I think it's helpful for us ....
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Sarah, you are a hero. Thanks for modelling self-reflection and self-empowerment for all of us.
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I really do LOVE your videos! They are super helpful and serves as a reminder that we can (and will) have lessons that flop. You just get through them, reflect, and re-teach the next day! I've literally stood there and watched -- getting frustrated-- as my kids struggled to understand and it's because I wasn't explaining or modeling the material very well.. And at that point I had ideas for how I could re-teach but didn't have the materials ready on hand. So yes I do understand the feeling of just wanting the ''bell to ring'' and it's good to know I'm not alone. :D <3
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School Details

Johnston Senior High School
6501 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston IA 50131
Population: 1541

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