A Reader Asks… Lesson Planning

A reader asks the following question:   SC,   With the schools that LYS coach and support, do you recommend a weekly lesson plan or lesson plans by 6 or 9 weeks? SC Response All of those options are a recipe for failure, so I recommend none of them.   The only acceptable answer is…

A Superintendent Writes… Unit Lesson Plan Options – Part 1

In response to the 2/17/2016 post, “A Reader Asks… Unit Lesson Plan Options,” a LYS Superintendent writes: SC, I might be in the minority here, but as a campus principal for nine years, an assistant superintendent for four years and now a superintendent for over a year, having teachers turn in lesson plans for an…

The Official Fundamental 5 Lesson Plan and Note Taking Developers

The use of The Fundamental 5 (Cain & Laird) has spread like wildfire in schools across the country.  Thousands of teachers have been trained by the Lead Your School coaching staff and tens of thousands of teachers have read the book and then worked independently to improve their craft. It is truly humbling to consider.…

And That’s Not All… The Fundamental 5 Note Taking Developer

(SOUND OF MORE TRUMPETS) As if THE FUNDAMENTAL 5 LESSON PLAN DEVELOPER wasn’t enough… You asked for it… And we built it… We’re LYS, it’s what we do. THE FUNDAMENTAL 5 NOTE TAKING DEVELOPER!!! This easy to use tool, allows the teacher to build a customized note take tool for any (may we suggest, every)…

The Fundamental 5 Lesson Plan Developer

A LYS Principal asks the following: SC, As you know my staff has been busting their tails to better implement The Fundamental 5 this year. And as was pointed out many times during our training sessions with our LYS Coach, the better you plan for The Fundamental 5 before the lesson, the easier it is…
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