In Queens, N.Y., Maria Katsanos' 3rd grade class conducts scientific explanations through the "KLEWS" strategy—identifying what students already know, what they're going to learn, the evidence, their wonderings, and scientific words and concepts.
Chris Knutson, an 8th grade history teacher at Horning Middle School in Waukesha, Wis., shares how he incorporates learning conferences into his lessons.
Eighth grade teachers Shannon Kay and Meredith Sweeney share how a simple group activity can encourage student engagement and support English-language learners.
Youth Radio program leader and educator Teresa Chin introduces commentaries as a method of storytelling to high school students in Oakland, Calif.
By identifying how social skills—such as being respectful and staying on task—look and sound, students discuss how they can exemplify these traits to build a positive classroom culture.
Preschool teacher Stephanie Schillero shows how to introduce basic science, technology, engineering, and math concepts into her students' daily classroom routines.
The 'Total Physical Response' method to learning vocabulary is beneficial for students, especially English-language learners, to break down and analyze the roots and endings of vocabulary words.
The explanation-building process helps these 3rd grade students understand scientific processes.
The organizational tool gives students the opportunity to assess claims and develop a data-based argument to support the claims.
Outdoor exploration allows children to have fun while making sense of the world around them and developing their critical-thinking skills.