About LaToya Morrison

LaToya Morrison is an ELA Secondary Instructional Coach in Austin, Texas. Previous to this position, she taught middle school ELA (grades 6-9) for 10 years in Fort Worth and Round Rock ISD. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2008 at William James Middle School and 2013 at the Young Women's Leadership Academy of Fort Worth. She holds a bachelor of science degree in middle school education from Texas Wesleyan University, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University. LaToya also blogs on Medium about student engagement, culturally responsive practices, and high-yielding instructional strategies. Follow her musings by visiting https://medium.com/@latoya_morrison.

Covering is Not Teaching: The Case for Explicit Instruction

"I covered that unit." "We talked about the vocabulary words." "I touched on grammar last week." "We went over the test." "We did an activity on that." "We went through the discussion questions." These common phrases by some teachers are, unfortunately, becoming all too common. Our verbiage as educators is powerful and also an interesting [...]

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