Teaching Excellence

Instruction
Part 2 

The first teacher we see lays out for her fourth- and fifth-graders at a university-based demonstration school what Cotsen Foundation's director Judy Johnson calls in her audio commentary a “packed agenda” of reading and writing tasks. She reminds them of concepts taught earlier in the year, helping them connect what’s to come to what came before. Cognitive psychologists will tell you this is a key step in learning.