Monthly Archives: November 2016

Be in the Moment




We are teachers. We have to think on our feet at every moment of the day. It’s what we do. It’s part of our job. Just like actors on the screen, good teachers make good teaching look effortless. It looks so easy that a passerby might even think, “I could do that!” But honestly, it takes a lot of work to make the art of teaching appear almost effortless. The power of good instruction comes from tapping into every opportunity to engage students.

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Depth of Knowledge in the Content Areas


Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) model looks at the cognitive expectations within academic standards, curricular activities, and instructional learning tasks. I’ve created a Depth of Knowledge chart that corresponds to each of the core content areas. You’re welcome to view each chart in this post, or feel free to download the PDF of all four charts at the bottom.

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