Managing Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

>>Ameer: Managing game play is just like managing other learning activities in your classroom. You’ll know you’re on the right track when you see your students helping each other, having fun, and reflecting on what they’re learning.>>Teacher: So mark it first, good, good.>>Student: So I get one, nine, so yellow gets one and I get…

Instructional Strategies for an ‘ELL Teacher’s Toolbox’

– Hi everybody, this is Larry Ferlazzo and Katy Hull Sypnieski. I hope you can hear us or see us and ideally both. Maybe you could indicate in the comments if you can indeed hear us. We’re here in Katy’s classroom and we’re here to talk about english language learners. And Katy and I have…

60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

>>Teacher: Using your desk as a whiteboard, answer questions and then we’ll start the rotations.>>Teacher: The Respond, Reflect, Review Protocol is an active-engagement activity where students evaluate each other’s work. The first part of it, students respond to a given question or prompt.>>Teacher: When the timer dings, be ready to rotate. [ding]>>Teacher: They rotate in…

Teachers Support Differentiated Learning Through Professional Development and Collaboration

>>Sometimes, y’all when we’re researching we find out things that we think we knew already might not be exactly true. Is that okay? Yes.>>Narrator: The teaching team at Forrest Lake is a tight knit group. Many of them have worked together for several years collaborating to improve their teaching skills and supporting each other as…

What Are Your Worst Professional Development Stories?

(continuous energetic music) – We got an overwhelming amount of responses. – Yes, people were definitely ready to tell us about their PD experiences. It seems like they’ve been seared into their memories. – [Madeline] Presenters who read their slides word for word with their back to the audience and refuse to use a microphone…

Co-Teaching: A Mentoring Strategy for Preservice Teachers

– So we’re going to have three stations today you guys. Okay, Mr. Kiefer. – Alright, station one with myself, Yousef, Abbie, Hayley … – [Teacher] With co-teaching, since we started it’s implementation, it’s really strengthened the learning process for our student teachers, and made a positive impact on the students’ learning. It decreases the…

Pairing Teachers to Drive Professional Development

>>Jennifer: Okay. How many activities did you find out that she has?>>Ambar: Because of the professional growth partners, it makes me see things in a different light. By sharing our practices and providing feedback to one another, every educator in our building has the capacity to become the best educator they can be.>>So today, I…

Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships

>>You hear about data-driven schools all the time, but we are truly data-driven. Sharing the data the way we do at our school, I think it’s super important. Because once you have everybody working together, you have the teachers, you have the interventionists, you have the aides and now you’ve got the parents on board,…