To create an authentic learning experience, English language arts teacher Sarah Brown Wessling has her students analyze a text from the perspective of a reality TV producer.
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May 13, 2015
April 29, 2015
In this 8th grade classroom, English-language learners engage in academic conversations, practicing "talk moves" like adding onto each others' responses, asking questions, and agreeing with what others say.
April 22, 2015
High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling challenges her students' thinking by having them apply their knowledge of a text and create a prototype of a person who pushes the limits.
March 25, 2015
Watch this team of teachers come together to teach a cross-disciplinary Socratic Seminar.
March 04, 2015
High school teachers Jennifer Wolfe and Erin Gilrein offer a demonstration of how educators can collaborate on lesson plans despite teaching different subjects.
February 18, 2015
In this lesson, 7th grade English/language arts teacher Emily Park-Friend takes her students through a three-step interview activity.
January 21, 2015
Watch English Language Arts teacher Sarah Brown Wessling try out a new strategy that simplifies the standards and shifts the ownership of learning to her students.
January 07, 2015
Oakland, Calif., teacher Viet-ly Nguyen helps her English-language learners actively participate in classroom discussions through the creation of a protocol.
May 28, 2014
Both chambers of the legislature passed a bill that would require Oklahoma to draft a new set of standards in math and English/language arts. But it's far from certain that Gov. Mary Fallin, a common-core backer, will sign it.
October 23, 2013
Elena Lenskaya offers a sobering lesson in the unintended consequences of standardized testing--teaching to the test and learning to the test.