TfU Picture of Practice: A Year of 8th Grade Science with Bill McWeeny
Setting up the Year: Throughlines
Mr. McWeeny keeps a journal every year ... He has shared his entry for September 4, 1997 in which he addresses his throughlines:
"Tonight I found an old posterboard and made a poster of my throughlines. I should have done this the last two years, but ... Anyway, it was fun. The four original throughlines still held true ... I just played with them tonight and they came out like this:
"Mr. McWeeny's teaching goals for the year - Each student will...
"This is my goal to help each and every student attain these objectives. I like them and believe they are all encompassing. Tomorrow I share these goals with the kids and post them in the room. I need to frame them with some branches or something natural ... "
Today you can find these throughlines on the top of Mr. McWeeny's blackboard in his classroom.
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