Dallas 5th grade teacher Anne Mechler shares how teaching mindfulness has helped her students focus. By encouraging students to be present, they have become more engaged in class.
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December 30, 2015
December 16, 2015
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.
December 02, 2015
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.
November 04, 2015
High School science teacher Tricia Shelton shares how she has transitioned her instruction to meet the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards.
October 14, 2015
High school students lead student-lead conversations that involve rotating through different stations. Implementing movement in the classroom enables discussions to continue seamlessly.
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 10, 2015
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.
May 06, 2015
Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher, encourages her students to use "accountable talk stems" to help them seamlessly build off of each other's ideas, ask questions, and participate in collaborative discussions.
February 11, 2015
Pre-K teacher Nadia Jaboneta demonstrates how she uses games, rhymes, and songs to engage students during transitions.