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The Teacher Clarity Playbook, Grades K-12

A Hands-On Guide to Creating Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for Organized, Effective Instruction
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By: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, Joseph Michael Assof

Foreword by John Hattie

Looking for a powerful resource for every teacher? The Teacher Clarity Playbook is the one. Easy to follow templates and tools guide educators to use learning intentions and success criteria and align standards seamlessly. Students achieve because learning is purposeful and expectations clear.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544339818
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Literacy
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 168
  • Publication date: September 27, 2018

Price: $32.95

Description

Description

Watch: An Introduction to the Teacher Clarity Playbook

On a clear day, you can learn forever— that’s the adapted lyric you’ll be happily humming once you’ve covered this playbook, because you will have mastered using learning intentions and success criteria, the twin engines of Teacher Clarity. This template-filled guide shows you how to own it, do it, and live it—and your students will be more successful as a result.

Teacher clarity is both a method and a mindset, and it has an impressive effect size of 0.75 (Hattie, 2009). “It’s teaching that is organized and intentional,” explain Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. “It brings a forthrightness and fairness to the classroom because student learning is based on transparent expectations. And when we are clear, our students can better plan and predict, set goals, and acquire a stronger sense of how to judge their own progress.“

Succinct, smart, and swift, this book’s nine learning modules takes you systematically through a process that begins and ends with standards. With abundant cross-curricular examples that span grade levels, planning templates for every step, key professional learning questions, and a PLC guide with video and PowerPoints, you have the most practical planner for designing and delivering highly effective instruction:

  1. Identifying Concepts and Skills
  2. Sequencing Learning Progressions
  3. Elaborating Learning Intentions
  4. Crafting Success Criteria
  5. Modifying Learning Intentions to Include Language Expectations
  6. Determining the Relevance of the Learning
  7. Designing Assessment Opportunities
  8. Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences
  9. Establishing Mastery of Standards

Designed for PLCs or independent teacher use, The Teacher Clarity Playbook helps practitioners align lessons, objectives, and outcomes of learning seamlessly, so that the classroom hours flow productively for everyone. For any teacher striving to be more organized and have stronger relationships with students, this is the book that shows you how.

Visible Learning® Supporting Resources

The Teacher Clarity Playbook,
has been recognized for focusing on practices that have high effect sizes and will help you translate the groundbreaking Visible Learning research into practice. When educators use strategies that have high effects (greater than 0.40), they can accelerate student achievement. The power of the Visible Learning research lies in helping educators understand which factors have the highest impact on student achievement so that educators can begin making strategic decisions based on evidence that will utilize their time, energy, and resources to the best extent possible.

The Visible Learning research is based on Professor John Hattie's unmatched meta-analysis of more than 1600 research reviews comprising 95,000 studies, involving more than 300 million students—the world’s largest evidence base on what works best in schools to improve student learning. From that research Dr Hattie identified more than 250 factors that have an impact on student achievement.
View a full list of Visible Learning® Supporting Resources


Key features

  • Designed to be used, not read, this notebook is filled with templates for teachers to practice what they’re learning
  • Designed to be used( ideally) in PLCs, it can also be used informally in teacher groups or even on your own.
  • ·Step-by-step guide with examples from across the curriculum to guide teacher learning and practice.
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. He has published numerous articles on teaching and learning as well as books such as The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+, Visible Learning for Literacy, Comprehension: The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, How Tutoring Works, and How Learning Works. Doug loves being an educator and hopes to share that passion with others.

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Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She is a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Her published titles include Visible Learning in Literacy, This Is Balanced Literacy, Removing Labels, and Rebound. Nancy is a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California and learns from teachers and students every day.
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Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador Valerio, EdD, was a bilingual teacher in an elementary school, as well as a principal, in San Diego. She holds teaching and administrative services credentials in California and earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership from San Diego State University. One of her most notable accomplishments while she served as a principal with the Chula Vista Elementary School District was receiving the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) Gold award for impact on student learning. Olivia focuses her efforts on improving teacher clarity and ensuring that all students have access to high-quality instructional experiences. Olivia is a co-author of The Teacher Clarity Playbook. She is currently a full-time professional learning consultant for Corwin.
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Joseph Michael Assof

Joseph Assof is a high school and community college mathematics teacher and the math department chair at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, CA. He leads his department’s reform efforts to align to the Common Core Standards – with a focus on high quality instruction. He is a member of the San Diego County Math Leaders Task Force, whose mission is to support every student in meeting the rigorous expectations of the Common Core. Joseph co-authored Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, High School, Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 6-8, and The Teacher Clarity Playbook, and his classroom is featured in a number of Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12 videos.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction


Module 1: Identifying Concepts and Skills


Module 2: Sequencing Learning Progressions


Module 3: Elaborating Learning Intentions


Module 4: Crafting Success Criteria


Module 5: Modifying Learning Intentions to Include Language Expectations


Module 6: Determining the Relevance of the Learning


Module 7: Designing Assessment Opportunities


Module 8: Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences


Module 9: Establishing Mastery of Standards


Moving Forward


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