Top LYS Tweets – May 20, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   You did not wake up this morning to be mediocre.(By…

A Reader Asks… Power Zone in the Choir Room

A LYS campus leader asks the following:   SC, This one has stumped us, so we’re leaving it up to you to clarify. Our choir teacher is playing the piano while the students are singing.  Is he considered to be in the Power Zone?   SC Response That’s a good one. My answer…   It…

Top LYS Tweets – April 29, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Leaders who stay optimistic, even under intense pressure, radiate the…

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A Reader Asks… Lesson Closure in a Performance Classroom

A LYS Teacher asks the following: SC, I have a particular question about Fundamental 5 and Framing the Lesson. I have been teaching now for 20 years, and this year is the first time I have taught with the objective in mind and not with the lesson in mind.  I am finding greater success and am…

A Reader Asks… Lesson Closure

A teacher asks the following question.   SC,   My fellow teachers and I have a question. Our district is focusing on Lesson Closure. Administration states Lesson Closure must occur at the end of class… Period.   As math teachers, it makes sense for us to do the “I will” or Lesson Closure at the…

Top LYS Tweets – April 15, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Only 5% of praise statements from teacher to student are…

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A Reader Asks… Fundamental 5 Resources

A teacher asks the following:   SC,   I’m a teacher looking for resources to implement better Fundamental Five. Can you point me in the right direction?   SC Response I have a couple of suggestions. With resources, three are immediately accessible to you.   There is the book, The Fundamental 5. It is available…

Top LYS Tweets – March 11, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Education is not a cost but an investment in the…

Top LYS Tweets – March 4, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Coach Busch (RISD) just earned a high-yield superfecta and a…

A Reader Asks… The Power Zone

A LYS Campus Leader sends in the following question…   SC,   This morning, we were having a discussion about the Power Zone. We realized that we need some clarification on how proximity, teacher location and teacher activity impact the determination of if a teacher is in the Power Zone when we are conducting a…

Top LYS Tweets – January 22, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. Daily reminder: Calling out racism isn’t divisive. Racism is divisive. (By…

Top LYS Tweets – January 7, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted. And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. I fear not the coach who has practiced 1000 plays one…

Top LYS Tweets – January 2, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. “There’s no low-cost alternative to a high-quality teacher.” (By @TxEdStrong) 2.…

Top LYS Tweets – December 17, 2018

Blog Post: Top LYS Tweets – December 17, 2018 If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. The Lesson…

A Reader Asks… Coaching Questions

A LYS Campus Leader asks the following: JD,  My campus is about to tackle its first ever round of teacher coaching based on PowerWalks classroom observation data. I would feel more confident with some extra questions to be able to use in our coaching sessions. Do you have any suggestions?   Dr. Jim Davis Response First,…

Top LYS Tweets – December 10, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Principals have no excuse not to be visible, present and…

Top LYS Tweets – November 12, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get from…

A Reader Asks… Ignoring Best Practice

A LYS Campus Leader asked the following question:   SC,   Yesterday, I was working with some of the math teachers on my campus when I realized that they had completely dug in their heels on Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk. It was the typical broken record of:   “I don’t have time to stop…

It’s Not an Instructional Decision, It’s Bigger Than That – Part 2

As I discussed in yesterday’s post, “It’s Not an Instructional Decision, It’s Bigger Than That – Part 1,” the instructional strategies that we choose (and choose not) to use have an impact on our students beyond our classrooms. Today we will look at three skills and practices that are strongly correlated to adult success: Literacy,…

A Reader Asks… Lesson Frames in Kindergarten

A teacher asks the following:   LC,   Our district is following the steps of the Fundamental 5 (love it!) but I have a question about Framing the Lesson in Kindergarten. We are self-contained, so we teach ALL content, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Do the objective statements have to be specifically stated…

Top LYS Tweets – September 17, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Leadership is about staying above the fray and pettiness –…

A LYSer Shares… A Fundamental 5 Implementation Idea

One of the original LYSer’s (now an Assistant Superintendent) shares the following:   SC,   I attended a Fundamental 5 training this morning at one of my middle schools.  Campus leadership added a 3-minute chime each period to their bell schedule as a cue for Lesson Closure. I haven’t seen this before and thought it…

Top LYS Tweets – August 20, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   Was asked today an important question today: Why don’t we…

Top LYS Tweets – July 16, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   In you are born to affluence, your safety net is…

Top LYS Tweets – June 25, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   It should not have to be said— but our present…

Top LYS Tweets – June 18, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   “In Arizona, the only state that rivals Florida when it…

Top LYS Tweets – May 22, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   For five years U.S. Senator John McCain woke up every…

Top LYS Tweets – May 7, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted. And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. I’ve voted more this year than I have my whole life. I’m…
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