Teacher Maricela Montoy-Wilson encourages her students to embrace challenging math problems and be articulative during peer discussion to justify their thought processes.
A quick exercise can help students develop social-emotional literacy, but also gives teachers a chance to assess their students' moods.
High school students lead student-lead conversations that involve rotating through different stations. Implementing movement in the classroom enables discussions to continue seamlessly.
High school science teacher Tricia Shelton has students use energy concepts to make connections between physical and life science systems.
Kindergarten teacher John Michaud provides his students with activities on pioneer life and the California Gold Rush. He says that engaging younger students in hands-on activities will shape their perspective on learning.
Molly Reed's third grade students work in groups to explore the attributes of ecosystems. Students learn by identifying plant parts, planting and recording growth over time, and making garden connection circles.
High school students learn how to solve algebra equations and build independent learning in a step-by-step tutorial presented by co-teachers.
Teacher Akua Acheampong uses dance alongside studies of historic traditions to build cultural awareness among her middle school students.
Jennifer Brouhard's students facilitate discussion and demonstrate understanding of text by engaging in a "keep it or junk it" exercise.
Jeanne Wright creatively introduces her 1st grade students to a variety of strategies for solving addition problems.