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.
Watch how eighth grade science teacher Julia Ward engages students in the engineering design process as they develop and test gliders.
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.
Fifth grade students explore alternative energy by building wind turbines in this Boeing-inspired lesson. Watch students explore concepts of lift and drag as they build blades for wind turbines.
Teaching younger critical thinkers to move from the concept of the concrete to the abstract can be done by using curiosity to develop a larger umbrella of inquiry to set the tone.
Second grade teacher Becki Cope teaches her second graders how to work in groups. She uses specific roles to make sure all students are engaged in collaboration.
High School science teacher Tricia Shelton shares how she has transitioned her instruction to meet the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Teacher Maricela Montoy-Wilson encourages her students to embrace challenging math problems and be articulative during peer discussion to justify their thought processes.
A quick exercise can help students develop social-emotional literacy, but also gives teachers a chance to assess their students' moods.
High school students lead student-lead conversations that involve rotating through different stations. Implementing movement in the classroom enables discussions to continue seamlessly.