Steven Carpenter has his students experience the world of an engineer by giving them a real-world design problem: develop a new iPad case that meets the needs of teachers.
High school teacher David Olio emphasizes the difference between the multiple perspectives of collaboration and consensus-focused cooperative learning in his class.
What do female students need to be successful in STEM classes? The School of Engineering and Sciences in Sacramento, Calif., asked that question of its girls as a step towards developing solutions. Watch as both teachers and students discuss the gender gap in STEM education and the ways in which they're addressing the issue.
Los Angeles teacher Antoinette Pippen shows how she encourages reasoning skills and discipline-specific vocabulary to help her 5th graders in analyzing the scientific and artistic qualities of nature paintings.
Alicia Farmer, a 5th grade math teacher in Anacortes, Wash., demonstrates how she builds her students' conceptual understanding of multiplying fractions.
High school history teacher Jennifer Wolfe leads her students through a peer-revision process called Warm and Cool feedback as a way of improving their understanding of their own written strengths and weaknesses.
Emily Park-Friend, a 7th grade teacher from Denver, demonstrates a lesson in which she asks her English-language learners to utilize various forms of "communicative functions" to prepare for deeper thinking.
Fifth grade teacher Madeline Noonan uses transitions as an opportunity to embed academic content, using word-of-the-day activities and "grab bag" quizzes. She says these strategies represent both management techniques as well as learning opportunities.
After collaborating with colleagues, high school math teacher Krista McAtee devises a lesson meant to help students understand graphing.
Teacher Debora Gaten shows her elementary school students how to analyze imagery, figurative language, and their own emotions when reading poems.