Emma Coufal, a kindergarten teacher at the Think College Now School in Oakland, Calif., shows how reading instruction can be personalized through a workshop model. She holds mini-lessons and conferences with students to build both their reading and language skills.
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March 23, 2016
Leah Alcala, a middle school math teacher at King Middle School in Berkeley, Calif., shares how she develops a conceptual understanding of inequalities before moving onto procedural skills. She explains how focusing on concepts first helps develop mathematical fluency.
March 16, 2016
Julia Gelormino, a first grade teacher at Think College Now Elementary in Oakland, Calif., shares how she develops questions that involve peer input and produce a variety of responses. This strategy encourages English Language Learners to practice using academic language.
March 09, 2016
Kristin Gray, a math specialist at Richard A. Shields Elementary in Lewes, Del., explains how teachers can use "time-outs," or spontaneous but strategic breaks from instruction, to get real-time feedback from colleagues during lessons.
March 02, 2016
Teachers work together to learn more about what quality lessons looks like under the Next Generation Science Standards. Through use of the NGSS EQuIP rubric, the teachers evaluate lessons and learn more the instructional shifts entailed in the new standards.
February 24, 2016
Ninth grade English teacher Erin from Oceanside Senior High School in N.J., has students use peer feedback when revising their essays. Students critique each other's work to identify effective writing as they follow a five-step revision process.
February 17, 2016
Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., posts students' work on the walls to increase engagement during their walk-around research activity.
February 10, 2016
Anne Mechler, a 5th grade teacher at the Momentous School in Dallas, Texas, guides her students through relaxation strategies to help them focus in the classroom.
January 27, 2016
Nicole Gavin, a 2nd grade teacher at William Paca Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., shares how she scaffolded activities to support students' learning while promoting academic language. Watch students ask and answer questions to understand key details in informational texts.
January 20, 2016
Chuck Pack, a math teacher at Tahlequah High School in Oklahoma, discusses the importance of building relationships with students. He stresses that for learning to happen, students need to feel comfortable and connected.