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TV Episode 2: Bullying at School

TV Episode 2: Bullying at School

Description A look at three innovative approaches to tackling the serious issue of bullying. Visit three schools where parents, teachers, and students are implementing bullying prevention programs that are making…

TV Episode 12: Kindergarten Common Core

TV Episode 12: Kindergarten Common Core

Description We’re heading to kindergarten classrooms where many students are getting their very first exposure to the Common Core State Standards. Good foundations for math and literacy start here—but that…

TV Episode 20: Sarah’s Picks

TV Episode 20: Sarah’s Picks

Description 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, chooses 12 videos from Teaching Channel’s library that she comes back to over and over. In this episode, she shares…

Thumbs Up! Signals to Encourage Active Listening

Thumbs Up! Signals to Encourage Active Listening

Questions to Consider What is the effect of using hand signals instead of hand raising? How do hand signals help teachers? Why does Ms. Brewer ask her students to use…

Strategies to Improve Transitions and Time Management

Strategies to Improve Transitions and Time Management

Questions to Consider What is the impact of having students’ reflect on the time it takes them to complete tasks? How do the 1, 2, and 3 finger signs help…

Jigsaws: A Strategy for Understanding Texts

Jigsaws: A Strategy for Understanding Texts

Questions to Consider How does focusing on one element of the text encourage close reading? Notice how the groups share their findings with the class. How does this deepen understanding…

“Be Sure To”: A Powerful Reflection Strategy

“Be Sure To”: A Powerful Reflection Strategy

Questions to Consider How does this strategy serve as both a reflection tool and an action plan? Notice how this reflection continues to push students towards deep understanding of the…

Read, Discuss, Debate: Evaluating Arguments

Read, Discuss, Debate: Evaluating Arguments

Questions to Consider How does the graphic organizer help students? Notice the components of the writing assignment. What makes the assignment effective and engaging? What can you learn from Ms.…

Analyzing Texts: Putting Thoughts on Paper

Analyzing Texts: Putting Thoughts on Paper

Questions to Consider What structures does Ms. Brewer have in place to allow for effective differentiation? The class spent a lot of time talking before writing. What effect did this…

Analyzing Texts: “Text Talk Time”

Analyzing Texts: “Text Talk Time”

Questions to Consider What routines does Ms. Brewer have in place to help discussion run smoothly? Notice the questions Ms. Brewer asks her class. What makes these questions rich? Why…

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