The Answer

March 03, 2015

Takeaways from TLAC 2.0: Format Matters

In this blog series, we’re digging into Teach Like a Champion 2.0 and discussing what we feel are the biggest takeaways from the book. Collaborating on the series are Petra Claflin (former teacher and instructional leader turned lead writer for YES Prep’s communications & marketing team), Elisa... READ MORE

February 25, 2015

Takeaways from TLAC 2.0: No Opt Out

By Petra Claflin

In this blog series, we’re digging into Teach Like a Champion 2.0 and discussing what we feel are the biggest takeaways from the book. Collaborating on the series are Petra Claflin (former teacher and instructional leader turned lead writer for YES Prep’s communications & marketing team), Elisa... READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Takeaways from TLAC 2.0: Culture of Error

By Elisa Gibbs, Middle School Mathematics Content Specialist

In this blog series, we’re digging into Teach Like a Champion 2.0 and discussing what we feel are the biggest takeaways from the book. Collaborating on the series are Petra Claflin (former teacher and instructional leader turned lead writer for YES Prep’s communications & marketing team), Elisa... READ MORE

February 11, 2015

How to Fail Faster and Better

By Paul Needham, Manager of Professional Learning - Teaching Excellence

Every teacher, whether they’re new to teaching or a 16-year veteran, makes mistakes that impact the environment in their classroom. The trick that successful teachers have learned is how best to learn from these mistakes. In other words, successful educators don’t necessarily fail less than... READ MORE

February 04, 2015

Raising Rigor #3 – Questioning: Doing Less and Getting More

By Petra Claflin

With the implementation of the Common Core, our students are expected to think at a much higher level.  In Texas, the Common Core hasn’t been adopted, but at YES we’ve made sure our curriculum is as rigorous as the Common Core, and are trying to push our students to the highest levels, as well.  In... READ MORE

January 29, 2015

10 Tips for Tackling Test Prep

By Petra Claflin

It’s test prep season!  No matter how you feel about your state tests, almost all of us have students who are not prepared for them and we also know how important the results are for our students.  And if groups of our students are lacking important skills at this point in the year, it’s a good... READ MORE