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.
May 18, 2016
Adriane Davis, an 8th grade science teacher at the Dallas Environmental Science Academy in Texas, encourages students to overcome racial and gender stereotypes and explore career pathways in engineering. Students learn to develop growth mindsets as they work on engineering design challenges.
May 11, 2016
Johanna Paraiso, a 12th grade English teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., shares how she effectively utilizes technology in her classroom to improve and promote communication skills. Students are able to use Google Hangouts to collaborate with peers from other schools across the country.
May 04, 2016
Patricia Segura, a 9th grade math teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., shows how she scaffolds math instruction for English-language learners to help deepen their comprehension. Students are able to build their vocabulary while simultaneously learning new math content.
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.