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Crimes Against Grammar - This hilarious video is a must see for all English Language teachers. Fifth graders will love this! Watch, then go through piece by piece to discuss! Grammar Activities, Teaching Grammar, Teaching Language Arts, Grammar Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching Tools, Teaching English, Grammar Practice

Crimes Against Grammar

Crimes Against Grammar - This hilarious video is a must see for all English Language teachers.

Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel- Improving Participation with Talk Moves Whole Brain Teaching, Teaching Math, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Activities, Talk Moves, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, Teacher Tips, Teaching Channel

Improving Participation with Talk Moves

Fourth grade teacher Lynn Simpson uses a variety of talk moves to encourage participation and collaboration. Lynn explains how asking students to repeat each others' thinking encourages deeper understanding. By adding on, students build off of their peers' ideas. Lynn describes how her class devised their own "agree" signal to use during discussions.

Sarah Brown Wessling explains the "gradual release" instructional model, a way of structuring lessons that shifts the cognitive load from the teacher to the students over the course of a lesson. Teaching Methods, Teaching Strategies, Thinking Strategies, Comprehension Strategies, Learning Tools, Instructional Coaching, Instructional Strategies, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources

Improving Practice with Sarah Brown Wessling

National Teacher of the Year explores the instructional model known as gradual release. In this model, the cognitive load shifts to the learners through the lesson. Also known as structuring your lesson with an, I Do, We Do, You Do," format. Sarah shows what this model looks like in her classroom. She is leading this exploration in her district.

Kindergarten Teaching Strategies: Watch an instructional expert provide feedback to a Kindergarten teacher, Mr. With this teaching resource teachers can learn structures and instructions to make centers successful. Kindergarten Classroom Management, Classroom Procedures, Kindergarten Centers, Teaching Kindergarten, Math Centers, Preschool Education, Math Stations, Learning Centers, Future Classroom

Classroom Management During Centers

Ryan Berger is in the middle of his first year as a new Kindergarten teacher. He asks Jim Knight to observe a lesson and share strategies to help him specifically with transitioning students between centers. Mr. Knight looks for classroom management strategies he can recommend to help Mr. Berger improve class structure. Mr. Berger shares that transitioning from working with 5th graders to kindergarteners has been stressful and some of the strategies he previously used do not work as well…

Creating a safe and positive classroom is important to all teachers and students. Instructional expert Jim Knight provides feedback to Third grade teacher Lori Sinclair that will help her maximize student engagement in a safe and positive environment. Teaching Channel, Teaching Skills, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Kindergarten, Teaching Ideas, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Stuff, Teacher Videos, Teacher Blogs

Caring and Control Create a Safe, Positive Classroom

Third grade teacher Lori Sinclair seeks the advice of instructional expert Jim Knight in an effort to improve classroom management and maximize student engagement.Lori and Jim analyze her daily procedures and routines and uncover three important takeaways that contribute to the positive culture of her classroom. A morning meeting helps Lori gauge students' state of mind and gives students an opportunity to decompress before they focus on learning. Additional opportunities for student…

Successful students need to be able to work independently as well as in groups. See how Ms. Pittard balances both Think Time and Collaborative Learning to help her students better understand lessons. Cooperative Learning Activities, Engage In Learning, Brain Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Teaching Channel, Professional Development For Teachers, Group Work, Science Education, Student Work

Think Time and Collaborative Learning

Fourth and fifth grade teacher Becky Pittard gives her students individual think time before having them work in groups. Becky gives her students a math problem and has each student grapple with the problem on their own. She then gives students the option of continuing to work independently or partnering up with another student. Becky explains how the think time helps all students to productively participate in group work.

Here is a great strategy for teachers to use to make current and future lessons better. With this informal assessment strategy, teachers can take notes on student work and learning without interfering with the lesson. Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Channel, Effective Teaching, 2nd Grade Teacher, Formative Assessment, Math Resources, Clipboards

Clipboards: A Tool for Informal Assessment

Math coach Audra McPhillips uses a clipboard to take notes on her students' progress. Audra explains how she assesses students' understanding and uses her notes to inform future instruction.

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Hint Cards

Middle school math teacher Audra McPhillips explains how she uses hint cards to support her students and encourage independence. Audra explains how she writes probing questions on the hint cards to help scaffold her students' understanding. Audra shares how she has noticed her students benefiting from the extra support of the hint cards.

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3 R's: Revolution, Reaction and Reform

Ms. DiMaggio's 4th graders explore the essential but complex concepts of revolution, reaction, and reform. They begin with what she calls a "Quick Write" in which students independently write about anything they know about the three given words. Students then discuss what they've written in small groups. Next, students rotate around the room in teams to analyze photos of historical events responding in writing with "I see. . . I think. . . I wonder. . ." Ms.

MANAGEMENT - GUIDED READING - Classroom management techniques as utilized within a guided reading lesson. See how effective classroom management techniques are used within a guided reading lesson. These techniques can be used for lessons of all types. Classroom Management Techniques, Effective Classroom Management, Classroom Management Strategies, Class Management, Reading Lessons, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Reading Centers, Reading Groups

Guided Reading with Jenna: Classroom Management

In this five part series, see all the pieces that come together for guided reading in Jenna Ogier's classroom. Students learn to work independently and rotate through stations, while Ms. Ogier meets with small groups of students and delivers a lesson at their level.

Gallery Walk ~ Terrific video from Teaching Channel. Teacher uses modeling, sharing, partnering and more with students to engage them. Can be used in all major subject areas. Teaching Channel, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Writing, Gifted Education, Science Education, Art Lessons Elementary, Elementary Schools, Classroom Behavior

Gallery Walk

Third Grade teacher Dale Eilers introduces an engaging, interactive idea called the Gallery Walk. A Gallery Walk can be used in every subject and across grades 3 through 12. Students rotate among stations at which student work is displayed. At each station, students are asked to write in complete sentences one thing they notice and one question they have.Gallery walks expose students to the different ideas investigated by their classmates, allows them to learn from others work, and can also…

For teachers who think bringing art into lessons is difficult, watch this video. Here we have a Social Studies lesson where the teacher brings the visual arts seamlessly into the classroom. Includes differentiated instruction and use of technology. Creative Teaching, Teaching Art, Student Teaching, Creative Writing, Teaching Channel, Dramatic Play Centers, Teacher Lesson Plans, Arts Integration, Teaching Social Studies

Illustrating Democracy: Art Brings Words to Life

Fifth grade teacher Melissa Vitti has her students express concepts of government through visual arts. She begins her lesson by having students brainstorm keywords that they've been learning about in social studies. Students worked together to create tableaus to represent some of the keywords that they brainstormed. Using a view finder, the class is able to hone in on specific areas of the tableaus. Students then express "democracy" and "majority" through gestural drawings. As a reflection…

Getting instant student feedback on a lesson can help you quickly adjust future lessons. Find out how one teacher gets instant feedback after each lesson to make sure students are getting the most out of what she is teaching. Classroom Websites, Social Studies Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Teach Like A Champion, Feedback For Students, Teaching Channel, Dramatic Play Centers, Teacher Lesson Plans, Formative Assessment

Fist to Five Feedback

Dale Eilers, a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, shares a strategy for gathering immediate feedback from students. Dale uses Fist to Five feedback, asking students to measure their understanding of content, emotional state or comfort level on a scale of 0 (fist) to 5 (five fingers open hand). Noting that this strategy can be used to assess many things, it is important to define the extremes of the scale (0 and 5) so that feedback is clear and accurate.