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I just returned from speaking at the New England Reading Association conference. I had a great time and loved learning with the smart teachers who came. I spoke on how to make sure that we plan what we value in our literacy lessons. So, for instance, if we want students to think deeply, bounce ideas off of others, and develop more complex understandings of texts, we must plan to facilitate that interaction. Good teaching happens because we prepare for it and work extrememly hard.

I promised to include a copy of the most essential overheads on this blog. If you are interested, feel free to download it.

NERA Handout.pdf4.04 MB

Peter Brunn is the vice president of organizational learning and communications at Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC). Previously at CCC, he was the director of professional development, director of staff development, the assistant director of CCC’s Reading Project, and a staff developer. Before coming to CCC, Peter was a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and worked in New York City public schools helping teachers implement reading and writing workshops in their classrooms. Peter received his master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his undergraduate degree in history from Marquette University. Peter is also the author of The Lesson Planning Handbook: Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking and Learning, published by Scholastic. Follow Peter on Twitter at @pdbrunn.

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Deep thinking does not happen

Deep thinking does not happen by accident. Teaching, if nothing else, should be the facilitation of this.