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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.

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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.

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 Teachers, New Teachers, Teachers Room, Preschool Education, Student Teacher, Future Classroom, School Classroom
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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…

Easy to implement student attention getting tip. Whether kindergarteners or high school students, using this attention getting technique will help grab their attention so you can concentrate on teaching. Classroom Management Techniques, Classroom Management Strategies, Behaviour Management, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Class Management, Management Tips, Classroom Behavior, School Classroom
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Attention Getting Signals: One Spot

Choosing a single spot to get student attention facilitates teaching.

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 Kindergarten, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Behavior Management, Classroom Management, Classroom Contract, Classroom Ideas
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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, Math Coach, Professional Development For Teachers, Group Work, Science Education

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, 2nd Grade Teacher, Effective Teaching, Formative Assessment, Student Engagement, Math Resources
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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. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Reading Tips, Classroom Management Techniques, Effective Classroom Management, Class Management, Reading Centers
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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.

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Attention Getting Signals: Practice

Teach your signals correctly to create a routine for your class.

Use index cards as a part of your student participation strategy. I would like to try this to increase participation. I feel like I have a habit of calling on same kids all the time or its only the same kids participating. This could do the trick. Classroom Tools, Classroom Management, Class Management, Classroom Ideas, Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Educational Leadership, Educational Videos, Teacher Lesson Plans
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Card-O-Matic: Increasing Student Participation

Students get prepared to participate when Ms. Ritter pulls a card.

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.

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
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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.

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.