Planning: Content Planning Conference

"The Respiratory System"

Middle School Science (Jordan-Lowell, MA)

These six chapters make the case that digging deeply into one's content and analyzing the ideas in that content produces better lessons, if one takes the time to do it. But in addition to becoming an individual habit of mind for planning, these content- focused conversations are very beneficial when pairs or groups of educational professionals have them together. So, we urge you to try them out in PLCs. Have individual teachers take turns on different days being the presenter of his/her content and a designated peer or coach leading the conversation. If you watch these chapters with a group, pause for discussion and questions at the end of each chapter.

For more information refer to p. 395 of the Planning chapter of The Skillful Teacher.

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