Building a Professional Learning Community…Inside my Classroom

Although I’ve been teaching for many years, I’m totally open to trying new approaches.  This fall, I will utilize Literary and Socratic Circles.  These tactics have been around a while, but for some reason, I’ve never given either a test drive.

My new dual enrollment class will be a perfect laboratory.   My goal is, for half the instructional days at least, to morph from Mr. Sturtevant the instructor, to Mr. Sturtevant the facilitator and fellow seeker.

To this end, I’ve been reading two highly recommended and fascinating books:

Mini Lessons For Literature Circles

by Harvey Daniels & Nancy Steineke



Socratic Circles

by Matt Copeland