Viet-ly Nguyen, a 6th grade English teacher at Westlake Middle School in Oakland, Calif., uses academic discussions to allow students to share and compare their interpretations on social justice issues within a complex text. Engaging in academic discourse prepares students to begin writing well-developed responses.
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Jen Saul, a 3rd grade teacher at East Palo Alto Charter School in California, creates a positive classroom culture by using a classroom pledge to help students remember learning expectations and by supporting students as they learn to work together toward academic success.
January 04, 2017
Chuck Pack, a math teacher at Tahlequah High School in Oklahoma, shares how he answers students' questions of when they are going to use his lessons beyond the classroom. He helps students make real-world connections to their work so they see the value of the learning process.
December 28, 2016
Melissa Porfirio, a 1st grade teacher at Crestwood Elementary School in Springfield, Va., uses academic choice to allow her students to choose how they demonstrate their comprehension of fairy tales. She uses interactive read-alouds and think-pair-share activities to help students identify story elements and work collaboratively to develop critical thinking skills.
December 21, 2016
Marlo Warburton, a 7th and 8th grade math teacher at Longfellow Arts and Technology Middle School in Berkeley, Calif., shares how greeting her students in the morning and expressing appreciation during dismissal are valuable opportunities for character building and for fostering teacher-student relationships.
December 14, 2016
Lindsay Young, a high school teacher at Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, Calif., shares how she scaffolds instruction to support English-language learners. She sets students up for success by gradually releasing responsibility to meet the needs of diverse learners through individual and collective learning.
December 07, 2016
Debora Gaten, a 5th grade teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, and Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School, both in Memphis, Tenn., share how they collaborate on curriculum instruction and lesson delivery to improve their teaching practices and boost student achievement.
November 30, 2016
Matt Colley, a 9th grade history teacher at Oakland Technical High School in California, has students select topics for research in order to foster real-world applications to their own lives and futures. He utilizes diagrams to get students thinking critically about contemporary problems and possible solutions.
November 16, 2016
Chela Delgado, a 12th grade teacher at the Coliseum College Prep Academy in Oakland, Calif., shares how her students design visual representations for their senior capstone projects on civic engagement. Students go through steps of planning and check-ins before utilizing technology to create their infographics.
November 09, 2016
Erin Gilrein, a 9th grade English teacher, and Jennifer Wolfe, a global studies teacher, both at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y., share how they have joint preparation sessions to create an interdisciplinary program that facilitates deeper learning for students.