Clip of the Week: Courtney Betar’s Show Call | Doug Lemov

Show Call is one of my favorite teaching techniques.  It’s essentially a visible Cold Call.  You assign a written task and then, when it’s done, choose an example or two and project to the class.

I love how it puts student work at the center of the classroom, making it visible and tangible so everyone can study it in detail.

I love how it both holds students accountable for doing their best work when completing written tasks in the classroom but also gives a positive incentive- it allows great written work to be honored and valued publicly.

I also love how flexible it is- it can be a…

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