On May 19 I will be spending a day with teachers at St Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York.
This will be the first time in about three years that I have done a day in the NYC area! I began my career as a teacher in the Bronx and spent the early part of my career doing staff development at the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project. So, in many ways this feels like I am coming home.
I am excited to come and share some of the key themes from my book, The Lesson Planning Handbook, as well as new ideas I have learned from working with teachers across the country. As always, I will try to make this a practical session, with plenty of time for reflection and questions. I will share concrete ways to build classroom community and how to plan lessons that seamlessly integrate academic and social development.
More specifically, during our day together we will:
We will also spend time unpacking the core principles that make up a collaborative classroom and examine what happens when teachers incorporate these principles into their daily practice.
This should be a fun, engaging, and active day. Whether you are a teacher, student teacher, administrator, or teacher educator we invite you to come and share your thinking.