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Petra Claflin

Petra Claflin

Manager of Digital Media and head blogger for YES Prep Public Schools.

I began teaching in Houston in 2000 through Teach For America. After 3 years of teaching 5th grade in Houston ISD, I transitioned to YES Prep Public Schools and have been here ever since! I have taught ELA in grades 6-10 and also served in various instructional leadership positions including Dean of Instruction, Literacy Specialist, and Manager of Instructional Coaching. I currently manage YES Prep's digital presence - our website content, blog, and social media channels.

Posts

  • New Teachers
    Guest blogger Petra Claflin of YES Prep Public Schools stresses the importance of close-out conversations with instructional teachers, and suggests five steps to help educators end the year strong while looking ahead to next fall.
  • New Teachers
    Guest blogger Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, identifies the problem of 'Q&A teaching' and offers five tips for teachers to examine and improve their modeling and direct instruction practice.
  • Student Engagement
    Guest blogger Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, shares four ways that she's introduced her students to and engaged them in academically rigorous discussion as a regular classroom activity.