Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares how her students develop argumentation skills with the use of scientific modeling.
A math specialist shares how she uses dots to allow students to see the connections between mathematical operations, like addition and multiplication.
High school teacher Christopher Maldonado shares how he uses an age-appropriate activity for his English-language learners to practice their pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills.
Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares six principles for helping young students understand scientific argumentation.
High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling unpacks her use of pattern folders to teach about themes in literature.
High school literacy teacher Christopher Maldonado shares how his English-language learners use dry-erase tables to visualize their thought processes and exchange ideas.
Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares how her students use graphic organizers to evaluate evidence. Students draw from multiple sources, including experiments and personal experience, to support their claims.
2nd grade teacher Anna Dearlove shares how she prepares English-language learners before a whole-class lesson. During small-group instruction, she reviews vocabulary and provides ELLs with sentence starters so that they are prepared to engage in class discussions.
Former National Teachers of the Year reflect on how their instruction can better support their students' learning and growth. Teachers share how they expand their impact by constantly reassessing their work and collaborating with other teachers.
Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Iwaszewicz shares how she pairs native English speakers with English-language learners during a turn-and-talk exercise to improve their speaking and listening skills.