Science teachers Barbara McCoy and Lynda Ehlers, and student teacher Lauren Wilson, from Webb Middle School in Garland, Texas, share how they foster effective teacher collaboration during coinciding planning periods and active participation within new teacher mentoring.
Adriane Davis, an 8th grade science teacher at the Dallas Environmental Science Academy in Texas, encourages students to overcome racial and gender stereotypes and explore career pathways in engineering. Students learn to develop growth mindsets as they work on engineering design challenges.
Johanna Paraiso, a 12th grade English teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., shares how she effectively utilizes technology in her classroom to improve and promote communication skills. Students are able to use Google Hangouts to collaborate with peers from other schools across the country.
Patricia Segura, a 9th grade math teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., shows how she scaffolds math instruction for English-language learners to help deepen their comprehension. Students are able to build their vocabulary while simultaneously learning new math content.
Patricia Segura, a 9th grade math teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., uses real-time feedback for English Language Learners to redirect their focus during group work activities and to identify exemplary academic language.
Julia Gelormino, a 1st grade teacher at Think College Now Elementary in Oakland, Calif., uses group discussion strategies to guide students as they solve addition problems and to support her English-language learners' use of academic language.
Emma Coufal, a kindergarten teacher at Think College Now in Oakland, Calif., shares how she uses conferences with students during reading workshops to differentiate her instruction.
Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School in Dundalk, Md., uses the workshop model to engage students through self-directing learning. The strategy, he says, enables students to manage and asses their own progress.
Emma Coufal, a kindergarten teacher at the Think College Now School in Oakland, Calif., shows how reading instruction can be personalized through a workshop model. She holds mini-lessons and conferences with students to build both their reading and language skills.
Leah Alcala, a middle school math teacher at King Middle School in Berkeley, Calif., shares how she develops a conceptual understanding of inequalities before moving onto procedural skills. She explains how focusing on concepts first helps develop mathematical fluency.