Saturday / June 22

### The Clarity Problem—and the Teacher Solution

What IS Teacher Clarity? Simply put, teacher clarity means an educator has absolute clarity about what students are to learn, know, and be able to do for an upcoming instructional focus before they plan any instruction and assessments. The Clarity Problem Today there’s a lot of fuzziness around

### Teacher Clarity Is to Collective Teacher Efficacy As…

Analogies require us to identify similarities between two or more items that may appear very different on the surface. Let’s look at two examples. Consider the following two analogies from Miller Analogies Practice Test (www.majortests.com): ____________ is to PLANETARY ORBITS as RATIOS are to BAKING. GEOMETRY

### Four Rungs on the Ladder of Teacher Clarity

We’re big fans of teacher clarity. In fact, “Clarity” is the theme for this school year at the middle and high school where we both work. During Welcome Week, as the first days of school are known, the word clarity populated many of the activities

### Getting a Handle on Curriculum Chaos

All that is necessary for curriculum chaos in a school district is to rely on everybody doing their best. There are ample examples of everybody doing their best in every academic subject, but for the purpose of this blog I am selecting editing (often called