High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling evaluates her strategy for helping students develop analysis and critical thinking skills.
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Second grade teacher Kitten Vaa shares how her students use graphic organizers to evaluate evidence. Students draw from multiple sources, including experiments and personal experience, to support their claims.
May 24, 2017
Former National Teachers of the Year reflect on how their instruction can better support their students' learning and growth. Teachers share how they expand their impact by constantly reassessing their work and collaborating with other teachers.
May 17, 2017
Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Iwaszewicz shares how she pairs native English speakers with English-language learners during a turn-and-talk exercise to improve their speaking and listening skills.
May 10, 2017
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March 22, 2017
Joshua Parker, an instructional coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C., explains how equity is an essential focus of his practice. He provides teachers with the support and tools to reach all students and to recognize that learning needs are diverse.
March 15, 2017
Elizabeth Iwaszewicz, a kindergarten teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in San Francisco, uses collaborative learning to engage students in academic discussions about American history. Her English-language learners and native English speakers refer to text resources and each other to differentiate facts and opinions about American symbols.