3rd grade teacher Maria Franco from Orange Grove Elementary School in Somerton, Ariz., teaches students about fractions by presenting them with a real-world scenario using watermelons. She activates students' background knowledge, checks for understanding, and concludes with a classroom discussion to promote a community of learners.
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Kindergarten teacher Kristin Alfonzo from South Shore PK-8 School in Seattle explains how teacher time-outs are beneficial for both collaboration purposes and showing students the value of partnerships. Watch teachers engage in a mid-lesson huddle to receive on-the-spot advice about the direction in which to take a lesson and how to push student thinking.
June 15, 2016
Kindergarten teacher Kristin Alfonzo at South Shore PK-8 School in Seattle engages her students in three-act tasks to solve addition problems. Students are given a visual representation that they analyze individually and with partners to model and determine strategies that will help them arrive at solutions.
June 08, 2016
Geneviève DeBose, a 7th grade teacher at the Bronx Studio School For Writers and Artists, differentiates instruction by using stations. She shares how she uses data during the planning process and co-teaches with special education teacher Linda Aldebot to meet the diverse needs of her students.
June 01, 2016
David Cooper, a 6th grade teacher at Prairie Vista Middle School in Hawthorne, Calif., shares how he uses the three-step sequence on graphic organizers to help build his students' analysis skills during art class.
April 27, 2016
Patricia Segura, a 9th grade math teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., uses real-time feedback for English Language Learners to redirect their focus during group work activities and to identify exemplary academic language.
April 21, 2016
Julia Gelormino, a 1st grade teacher at Think College Now Elementary in Oakland, Calif., uses group discussion strategies to guide students as they solve addition problems and to support her English-language learners' use of academic language.
April 13, 2016
Emma Coufal, a kindergarten teacher at Think College Now in Oakland, Calif., shares how she uses conferences with students during reading workshops to differentiate her instruction.
April 06, 2016
Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School in Dundalk, Md., uses the workshop model to engage students through self-directing learning. The strategy, he says, enables students to manage and asses their own progress.
March 30, 2016
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.