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November 04, 2015

First Steps Toward Transitioning to Next Generation Science Standards (Video)

High School science teacher Tricia Shelton shares how she has transitioned her instruction to meet the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards.

October 21, 2015

Checking In on Students' Emotional Health (Video)

A quick exercise can help students develop social-emotional literacy, but also gives teachers a chance to assess their students' moods.

October 14, 2015

Facilitating Group Discussions: Conver-stations (Video)

High school students lead student-lead conversations that involve rotating through different stations. Implementing movement in the classroom enables discussions to continue seamlessly.

September 30, 2015

Interactive Social Studies for Kindergartners (Video)

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

A Student-Run Lesson: Keep It or Junk It (Video)

Jennifer Brouhard's students facilitate discussion and demonstrate understanding of text by engaging in a "keep it or junk it" exercise.

August 12, 2015

Simple Machines: Science & Art Integration (Video)

To help his students understand and design their own simple machines, 2nd grader teacher Jason DeLuca activates their prior knowledge and integrates whole-body movement into his lesson.

July 14, 2015

Video: Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Education

What do female students need to be successful in STEM classes? The School of Engineering and Sciences in Sacramento, Calif., asked that question of its girls as a step towards developing solutions. Watch as both teachers and students discuss the gender gap in STEM education and the ways in which they're addressing the issue.

July 08, 2015

Video: Evaluating Art Through Different Lenses

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

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.

June 10, 2015

Video: Managing Transitions

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.

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