3rd grade teacher Maria Franco from Orange Grove Elementary School in Somerton, Ariz., teaches students about fractions by presenting them with a real-world scenario using watermelons. She activates students' background knowledge, checks for understanding, and concludes with a classroom discussion to promote a community of learners.
June 2016 Archives
Kindergarten teacher Kristin Alfonzo from South Shore PK-8 School in Seattle explains how teacher time-outs are beneficial for both collaboration purposes and showing students the value of partnerships. Watch teachers engage in a mid-lesson huddle to receive on-the-spot advice about the direction in which to take a lesson and how to push student thinking.
Kindergarten teacher Kristin Alfonzo at South Shore PK-8 School in Seattle engages her students in three-act tasks to solve addition problems. Students are given a visual representation that they analyze individually and with partners to model and determine strategies that will help them arrive at solutions.
Geneviève DeBose, a 7th grade teacher at the Bronx Studio School For Writers and Artists, differentiates instruction by using stations. She shares how she uses data during the planning process and co-teaches with special education teacher Linda Aldebot to meet the diverse needs of her students.
David Cooper, a 6th grade teacher at Prairie Vista Middle School in Hawthorne, Calif., shares how he uses the three-step sequence on graphic organizers to help build his students' analysis skills during art class.