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October 23, 2018

How to Make the Most of Teaching Without a Classroom (Video)

High school teacher Sarah Brown Wessling shows how she makes classroom essentials portable so that she can move throughout the building.

May 24, 2017

Reflections on Practice & Growth (Video)

Former National Teachers of the Year reflect on how their instruction can better support their students' learning and growth. Teachers share how they expand their impact by constantly reassessing their work and collaborating with other teachers.

April 19, 2017

A Coaching Strategy: Build Professional Relationships (Video)

Joshua Parker, an instructional coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C., and Marquis Colquitt, a 9th grade English teacher there, discuss the importance of relationship building. They explain why communication and mindfulness are key to the success of their coaching sessions and how their positive relationship is the foundation that they build instruction upon.

March 22, 2017

Coaching for Equity (Video)

Joshua Parker, an instructional coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C., explains how equity is an essential focus of his practice. He provides teachers with the support and tools to reach all students and to recognize that learning needs are diverse.

March 08, 2017

Transforming Practice Through Coaching (Video)

Joshua Parker, an instructional coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, shares how he supports and coaches Marquis Colquitt, a 9th grade English teacher. Parker and Colquitt meet before and after in-class observations to review and set new goals that promote independent learning and adapt to students' needs.

November 09, 2016

Teacher Collaboration: Cross-Discipline Lesson Planning (Video)

Erin Gilrein, a 9th grade English teacher, and Jennifer Wolfe, a global studies teacher, both at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y., share how they have joint preparation sessions to create an interdisciplinary program that facilitates deeper learning for students.

October 12, 2016

Using Teacher Inquiry to Support English-Language Learners (Video)

Jade Talbot, a high school teacher at Castlemont High School in Oakland, Calif., engages in collaborative inquiry with her colleagues to receive feedback on creating an effective warm-up routine for her English-language learners.

September 14, 2016

A Classroom Strategy: "Get Back to Me" (Video)

Tita Ugalde, a 2nd grade teacher at the Amanecer Primary Center in Los Angeles, gives her students "wait time" to think more deeply about their responses before answering her questions. Ugalde shares how this can help some students build self-confidence and persistence and also create a comfortable learning environment.

July 27, 2016

Collaborating to Plan a Common-Core Lesson for ELLs (Video)

Tita Uglade and Marciela Rodriguez, 2nd grade teachers at the Amanecer Primary Center in Los Angeles, share how they collaborate on teaching and assessment strategies to support their English-language learners.

June 22, 2016

A Classroom Strategy: Mid-Lesson Collaboration (Video)

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.

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