Students in Channa Comer's 6th grade science class try to design helmets, working on engineering skills and collaboration in the process.
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August 19, 2015
July 22, 2015
High school teacher David Olio emphasizes the difference between the multiple perspectives of collaboration and consensus-focused cooperative learning in his class.
July 08, 2015
Los Angeles teacher Antoinette Pippen shows how she encourages reasoning skills and discipline-specific vocabulary to help her 5th graders in analyzing the scientific and artistic qualities of nature paintings.
June 17, 2015
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.
June 10, 2015
Fifth grade teacher Madeline Noonan uses transitions as an opportunity to embed academic content, using word-of-the-day activities and "grab bag" quizzes. She says these strategies represent both management techniques as well as learning opportunities.
May 06, 2015
Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher, encourages her students to use "accountable talk stems" to help them seamlessly build off of each other's ideas, ask questions, and participate in collaborative discussions.
April 29, 2015
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.
March 18, 2015
High school math teacher Meghan Mekita releases the responsibility of learning to her students by doing much less talking, and much more guiding and observing.