Morning Meetings: A Daily Strategy for Teaching Social and Emotional Learning to 1st Grade Students

♪[theme music] Thank you for sharing. Alright, who else wants to share how they’re feeling today? Blessing, how are you feeling today? It’s fun Friday and I get to go see my auntie tomorrow. You get to see your Auntie tomorrow? Does she live far away or close by? Far-far. -Far. Why do you love…

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…

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…

Teaching Strategy – Full Video

♪ [music playing– no dialogue] ♪♪. (Dr. Walvoord Walvoord). What I hope to do in this workshop is before 11:30, that each of you will have explored some question that you have about your class. And it can be, I am doing such and such a technique, is it working? Or it might be, how…

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…

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,…

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

>>Edwina Smith: Before I started doing Circles in my class I found it very difficult to start the academic day. Students had things that they wanted to share that had happened with them, things they were concerned about, and I had a very long line of about thirty– twenty-five to thirty students every morning wanting…

Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative

>>Teacher: But then it’s also saves more naps. [ laughter ]>>Mark: If we’re learning at our highest potential as teachers, it’s only going to serve our students. When we learn, they learn. We’re a community of learners.>>Pauline: Because we do teacher lab, we are constantly being driven by a desire to grow together, to collaborate,…