Destiny Woodbury, a 5th grade science teacher at KIPP Liberation College Prep in Houston, has her students create blueprints and models for an egg-drop challenge. This lesson is part of an "egg engineering" unit that Woodbury developed in partnership with Boeing engineers.
Dallas 5th grade teacher Anne Mechler shares how teaching mindfulness has helped her students focus. By encouraging students to be present, they have become more engaged in class.
Science teacher Tom Jenkins has students use data analysis as they engage in the engineering design process to build paper rockets.
Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., shares a strategy for eliciting student feedback using sentence frames. Students share what they notice and wonder about each other's work, then make revisions based on the feedback they receive.
Watch how eighth grade science teacher Julia Ward engages students in the engineering design process as they develop and test gliders.
Watch how high school AP English teacher David Olio builds a positive learning environment by having his high school students follow agreements for working together. Notice how using this strategy affects classroom culture.
Fifth grade students explore alternative energy by building wind turbines in this Boeing-inspired lesson. Watch students explore concepts of lift and drag as they build blades for wind turbines.
Teaching younger critical thinkers to move from the concept of the concrete to the abstract can be done by using curiosity to develop a larger umbrella of inquiry to set the tone.
Second grade teacher Becki Cope teaches her second graders how to work in groups. She uses specific roles to make sure all students are engaged in collaboration.
High School science teacher Tricia Shelton shares how she has transitioned her instruction to meet the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards.