Thinking (TEAM-TN)

Cortney Crews and Jordan Sims are both distinguished educators within Metro Nashville Public Schools. Cortney is a Literacy Specialist for the Schools of Innovation and teaches at Jere Baxter Middle School and Jordan is an Instructional Specialist in secondary education and teaches at Hunters Lane High School. In this lesson, they give practical classroom advise on inspiring your class early in the school year to be excited about reading and writing and how to incorporate state standards in your lessons.

Sarah McDaniel turns the tides of her classroom (with a lot of preparation, of course) with the Socratic Seminar method. She fuels critical thinking by selecting a topical English piece and allows her class to express and defend ideas to each other as well as explore the influence guiding an author's written work.

Steve Jones reflects on the purpose of grading, and demonstrates how his students in the classroom utilize grading to improve their writing and analysis skills.

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