Matt Colley, a 9th grade history teacher at Oakland Technical High School in California, has students select topics for research in order to foster real-world applications to their own lives and futures. He utilizes diagrams to get students thinking critically about contemporary problems and possible solutions.
Barbara Jizba, a library media specialist at the Wilson Focus School in Omaha, Neb., teaches students how to differentiate formal and informal emails to develop their communication skills.
Chela Delgado, a 12th grade teacher at the Coliseum College Prep Academy in Oakland, Calif., shares how her students design visual representations for their senior capstone projects on civic engagement. Students go through steps of planning and check-ins before utilizing technology to create their infographics.
Erin Gilrein, a 9th grade English teacher, and Jennifer Wolfe, a global studies teacher, both at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y., share how they have joint preparation sessions to create an interdisciplinary program that facilitates deeper learning for students.
Chela Delgado, a 12th grade teacher at the Coliseum College Prep Academy in Oakland, Calif., and Matt Colley, a 9th grade history teacher at Oakland Technical High School in Calif., share how they use civic engagement projects to help their students become college, career, and community ready and recognize themselves as agents of change.
Fallon King, a 2nd grade teacher at Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien, Wash., and Kaia Tomokiyo, a kindergarten teacher at Southern Heights Elementary in Seattle, have students share their scientific ideas in whole-class discussions. Students can add on to each other's ideas and or present new ideas to share different thinking models.
Marion Ivey, a kindergarten teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Oakland, Ill., makes criteria for success accessible for young learners in their writing lessons so that they can facilitate constructive peer feedback.
Jade Talbot, a high school teacher at Castlemont High School in Oakland, Calif., engages in collaborative inquiry with her colleagues to receive feedback on creating an effective warm-up routine for her English-language learners.
First grade teacher Vanessa Miller and principal Naomi Smith at Central Park East II Elementary in New York give students the opportunity to learn through "playtime." They believe imagination and creativity can play large roles in social, language, and intellectual development.
Marion Ivey, a kindergarten teacher at the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow School in Oak Park, Ill., models a growth mindset as she teaches her students to give and use peer feedback to help them set personal goals in the classroom.