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January 13, 2016

The Stand-Up Game: A Classroom Strategy (Video)

High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling uses movement to help her students to take on active roles as speakers and listeners during class discussions.

December 16, 2015

Critiquing: I Noticed and I Wondered (Video)

Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., shares a strategy for eliciting student feedback using sentence frames. Students share what they notice and wonder about each other's work, then make revisions based on the feedback they receive.

December 02, 2015

Tribes: Agreements for Learning Together (Video)

Watch how high school AP English teacher David Olio builds a positive learning environment by having his high school students follow agreements for working together. Notice how using this strategy affects classroom culture.

June 17, 2015

Video: Preparing Learners by Activating Prior Knowledge

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.

May 27, 2015

Video: How to Teach Poetry Using Imagery and Emotions

Teacher Debora Gaten shows her elementary school students how to analyze imagery, figurative language, and their own emotions when reading poems.

May 13, 2015

Video: Analyzing Texts With Storyboards

To create an authentic learning experience, English language arts teacher Sarah Brown Wessling has her students analyze a text from the perspective of a reality TV producer.

April 29, 2015

Video: Academic Discussions: Analyzing Complex Texts

In this 8th grade classroom, English-language learners engage in academic conversations, practicing "talk moves" like adding onto each others' responses, asking questions, and agreeing with what others say.

April 22, 2015

Video: A Reason to Read: Driving Deep Analysis

High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling challenges her students' thinking by having them apply their knowledge of a text and create a prototype of a person who pushes the limits.

March 25, 2015

Video: Cross-Discipline Socratic Seminar: Refining Essays

Watch this team of teachers come together to teach a cross-disciplinary Socratic Seminar.

March 04, 2015

Video: Cross-Discipline Lesson Planning

High school teachers Jennifer Wolfe and Erin Gilrein offer a demonstration of how educators can collaborate on lesson plans despite teaching different subjects.

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