Econ Lessons for Our PLC

Tragedy of the Commons: M&Ms

Law of Diminishing Returns: Space Aliens

Hula Hoops

PLC Level Team Training:

Steps of a PLC Team

Unpackng the Standards Keynote exported as a PDF


CC ELA Standards History:Social Science

Social Science Analysis Skills Standards LetterUS 11.6 Letter

US 11.6 Letter

PLC San Diego  My notes from the conference October 2015



CUE Rockstar Teacher Camp Manhattan Beach, 8-3-15 to 8-5-15

School Funding The SSC, Title I, EIA, and LCFF

Google Classroom  Basic activities you can do tomorrow

Sample ExamView Test in HTML: APUSH Chapter 33 Quiz

On March 4th, during the faculty meeting, I will give a brief presentation on  Bring your mobile device and play along with the faculty.

Google Classroom meeting on 2-18-15, 7:30 AM, teachers interested in starting Google Classroom will meet in my room, C-4, during Wednesday’s collaboration.

On Wednesday, 2-11-15, ILT members began a book study: The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders by Thimonthy D. Kanold.

Demo Days are back at Los Amigos.  They are scheduled for March 9th and 10th.  ILT members and volunteers will demonstrate lessons based on Thinking Through Quality Questioning by Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes.  Please stop by my room, C-4, and observe my lesson periods 1-5.

Orange County CUE held its annual Techfest  on Saturday, 1-31-15 at Serra Catholic School
in Rancho Santa Margarita.  It was great success with lots of innovative ideas.


Instructional Strategy Screencasts and Slide Presentations                                                         Created by William Hawley

Interactive Notebook  Screencast

Interactive Notebook  PowerPoint

Cornell Notes  Screencast

Cornell System of Notes  PowerPoint

Checks for Understanding  Slide Presentation in PDF

Thesis Statement  Screencast

Thesis Statement  Slide Presentation in PDF

Essay Structure  Screencast

Essay Structure  Slide Presentation in PDF

FRQs and DBQs  Screencast

FRQs and DBQs  Slide Presentation in PDF

World Cafe  Slide presentation in PDF

Intelligent Eye  Slide Presentation in PDF, “Learning to Think by Looking at Art”

Learning Goals  Slide Presentation in PDF

Metaphor and Analogy  Slide Presentation in PDF

Flipped Classroom  Screencast

Traning 10-15-14  Slide presentation in PDF, Backward Planning from a Writing Rubric, a training  for the social science department


Video Clips I have used in Staff/Department Training

Why We Need Common Core: I Choose C.

First_Follower Leadership: Lessons_from_the Dancing_Guy


Useful PDFs

ExamView Cheat Sheet

Social Science Training Session, 2-11-15  How to get started with and Google Classroom

Guidelines for the Interactive Notebook

Kit  Supplies needed to create an interactive notebook

LAHS Close Reading Guide A joint English/social science department creation

World Café Flyer

wc-guidelines-mini Activities Menu for Wold Cafe

Expectations for Student Teachers by William Hawley

Direct Instruction Site training developed by William Hawley

Combining Instructional Strategies  District in-service given by William Hawley

Intelligent Eye (Learning to Think by Looking at Art) Site training developed by William Hawley based on the book

CUE 2014 Notes CUE Conference Palm Springs, CA.

LEQ Rubric Writing Rubric

Rubric for DBQ Writing Rubric

Economics Writing Rubric

Today’s Specials Flipped Classroom Informational Poster

Learning Walk Observation Tool


Thinking Maps not in A Language for Learning

CCOT Thinking Map by William Hawley

Periodization Thinking Map by William Hawley

Agree Disagree Including opposing views in writing

Pyramid Prioritize

FDR Pyramid Prioritize the New Deal

Dam A Dam Metaphor for the 1st New Deal


SOLO Squares (A demonstration lesson for visiting teachers, Los Amigos Demo Days 2014)

Demo Days Flyer

SOLO Squares Lesson Plan by William Hawley

SOLO Square Rubric

SOLO Squares handout

SOLO Squares II handout

Students teams create large solo squares as part of a text-based lesson

Handouts I created after reading Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Making Thinking Visible Overview/Notes

See-Think-Wonder Handout

321 Handout

CSI Handout

CSQ Handout


Great Books that Influenced My Teaching

Pauk, Water. Essential Study Strategies. Princeton, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2000

Marchland-Martella, Nancy E., et al.  Introduction to Direct Instruction. Boston: Pearson      Education. 2004.

Engelmann, Siegfried. Teaching Needy Kids in Our Backward System. Eugene, OR: ADI Press, 2007

Lobdell, Jim, and Sherry Owens Bert Bower. Bring Learning Alive! The TCI Approach for Middle and High School Social Studies. United States: Teacher’s Curriculum Institute, 2005.

Bergmann, Jonathan, and Aaron Sams. Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. United States: International Society For Technology In Education (ISTE), 2012.

Gardner, Howard. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. United States: Basic Books, 1984.

Gardner, Howard. Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century. United States: Basic Books, 2000.

Perkins, David. The Intelligent Eye: Learning to Think by Looking at Art: 1st ed. United States: Getty Education Institute for the Arts, 1994.

Stigler, James, and James Hiebert. The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World’s Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom. New York : Free Press, 1999.

Keenan, Diane. Economics Live. United States: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing, 1999.

Phillips, Kevin. Politics of Rich and Poor. United States: HarperCollins, 1991.

Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States. United States: Seven Stories Press, 2004.

Arnove, Anthony, and Howard Zinn. Voices of a People’s History of the United States. United States: Seven Stories Press,U.S., 2004.

Fiege, Mark. The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States. United States: Weyerhaeuser Books, 2012.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel. United States: New York : W.W. Norton, 1997.

Brown, Juanita et al. The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005.

Bache, Christopher. The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness. United States: State University of New York Press, 2008.

Ritchhart, Ron, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison. Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Safoks, Mitchell, and Mitchell Sakofs. Into the Classroom: The Outward Bound Approach to Teaching and Learning. United States: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996

DuFour, Richard, Rebecca DuFour, and Robert Eaker. Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work. 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press, 2010.