A Phylogenetic Investigation for Not‐Biology Teachers (3.1)
Teacher Team Tools
From Leading for Literacy Chapter Three, Teacher Team Tool 3.1 is used to discover unique “literacies” of an unfamiliar discipline. Teachers recognize and value the contributions they are uniquely positioned to make to students’ learning in their particular discipline. This sample is for “not‐biology teachers.” Similar model lessons about unfamiliar content, with texts at a challenge level for teachers, can be designed in any content with a similar result. Teachers are always able to identify new vocabulary and concepts that they worked out through metacognitive conversation with partners and small groups, as well as new ideas and information they acquired in the process.