High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling unpacks her strategy for engaging students in lively discussions.
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August 30, 2017
August 23, 2017
High school English teacher Kyle Halle-Erby shares how he uses small discussion groups to help English-language learners engage with challenging texts.
August 08, 2017
High school English teacher Kateryna Haggerty shares how her English-language learners develop key literacy skills through a station rotation activity.
August 02, 2017
High school English teacher Kyle Halle-Erby shares how his English-language learners prepare their literary analysis by working on a jigsaw activity.
July 26, 2017
High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling evaluates her strategy for helping students develop analysis and critical thinking skills.
June 21, 2017
High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling unpacks her use of pattern folders to teach about themes in literature.
May 31, 2017
2nd grade teacher Anna Dearlove shares how she prepares English-language learners before a whole-class lesson. During small-group instruction, she reviews vocabulary and provides ELLs with sentence starters so that they are prepared to engage in class discussions.
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 03, 2017
Sarah Brown Wessling, an English teacher at Johnston High School in Iowa, shares how she bounces back after a 'bad' lesson. Overplanning can result in an overly complex lesson, so it's important to make changes as the lesson goes on, based on the needs of students.
March 29, 2017
Anna Dearlove, a 2nd grade teacher at Glen Park Elementary School in San Francisco, uses hand gestures when she introduces new vocabulary. This strategy supports all students, including English-language learners, who can use their hands when they have difficulty articulating their understanding.