Eighth grade teachers Shannon Kay and Meredith Sweeney share how peer teaching in small groups can give students a voice in the classroom.
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February 07, 2018
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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.
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.
September 30, 2015
Kindergarten teacher John Michaud provides his students with activities on pioneer life and the California Gold Rush. He says that engaging younger students in hands-on activities will shape their perspective on learning.
September 02, 2015
Jennifer Brouhard's students facilitate discussion and demonstrate understanding of text by engaging in a "keep it or junk it" exercise.
June 23, 2015
High school history teacher Jennifer Wolfe leads her students through a peer-revision process called Warm and Cool feedback as a way of improving their understanding of their own written strengths and weaknesses.
April 08, 2015
In this lesson, students prepare to learn about the Harlem Renaissance by analyzing the points of view of stakeholders involved in the Great Migration.
March 25, 2015
Watch this team of teachers come together to teach a cross-disciplinary Socratic Seminar.