Under 5 Minutes

Videos that are under 5 minutes in length.

Breathing Exercises to Support Mental, Emotional, and Social Health

Explore deep breathing with Michelle Presley, a health education expert. Discover how it reduces stress, slows the heart rate, and boosts well-being. Learn the Belly Breathing technique, perfect for high school students. Elevate teaching, enhance lives, and boost resilience.

Engagement Through Feedback and Choice

Join Kelli Merrill-Topliff, an elementary PE teacher, as she unveils a powerful method for boosting student engagement. By focusing on perceived competence through specific feedback and choice-based learning, this approach fosters intrinsic motivation and enthusiasm across all grade levels and subjects. Don’t miss the chance to revolutionize your teaching methods.

Using Jamboard to Build Rapport with Students

Monica Galvan, a bilingual teacher, shares effective techniques using Jamboard, a free digital whiteboard tool. Her strategies apply to all grade levels and subjects, promoting engagement, check-ins, collaborative projects, and well-being assessments. Monica offers practical guidance for educators looking to improve teacher-student interactions.

"This video introduces 'The One-Pager', a versatile teaching tool that allows students to express their understanding of lessons creatively and concisely. The tool can be used across various forms of content, including text, film, and songs. It provides an efficient way to fill extra class time and makes grading more enjoyable for educators. The One-Pager is easy to adapt and modify to suit the needs of language learners and students with special needs. The video offers valuable tips on structuring the activity, suggesting the use of a gallery walk at the end of the class to exhibit students' work.

The One-Pager Activity

Jenée Fawson, a Spanish teacher, introduces “The One-Pager,” a versatile teaching tool. It’s a single-page activity where students visually summarize key lesson concepts using symbols and words. This strategy works for various subjects and grade levels, fostering creativity and engagement while being easy for teachers to implement. “The One-Pager” is an effective, adaptable resource for educators.

Building Rapport at the Door with Ashlee Lidyoff

Build Rapport at the Door

Ashlee Lidyoff, an academic coach, shares the impactful strategy of “Building Rapport at the Door.” Greeting students by name as they enter your classroom fosters a positive and supportive learning environment. This technique, suitable for all grade levels, particularly benefits middle and high school students. It sets a tone of positivity, helps you connect with students, and allows for emotional check-ins, enhancing the overall classroom experience.

Emily Yamasaki Possible Sentences

Possible Sentences

Join Emily Yamasaki, an instructional coach, in discovering “Possible Sentences,” an engaging pre-reading strategy suitable for grades 2 to 8. This no-prep approach helps students predict content and activate prior knowledge. Emily shares valuable tips to optimize this strategy, including word selection and post-reading activities, making it an efficient tool for your classroom.

Learn how to use the "Reading Like an Actor", a reading and thinking strategy used in the theater that can be valuable in the English Language Arts classroom. Judy Garey is a Professor Emerita, Author at Ventura College College District in Ventura, California.

Reading Like an Actor

Discover an exciting reading strategy with Judy Garey, an author and theater professor from Ventura College. Inspired by acting techniques, this approach delves into character evidence and biographies, bringing literature to life for middle and high school students. Enhance reading and writing skills while fostering a deeper connection with texts. Join Judy for creative teaching insights!

Learn how to use the "Reading Like an Actor", a reading and thinking strategy used in the theater that can be valuable in the English Language Arts classroom. Judy Garey is a Professor Emerita, Author at Ventura College College District in Ventura, California.


Unleash the potential of “Think-Pair-Share” with Jan Ferrer, a seasoned teacher and consultant. This dynamic routine amps up class discussions, promoting active engagement, collaboration, and critical thinking. Jan’s approach adapts to any grade level, subject, or class size, making it a versatile tool for both traditional and virtual classrooms. Elevate your teaching game with this proven technique!

Four Corners

Discover the “Four Corners” activity with teacher leader Jennifer Schafran. This versatile classroom technique encourages active engagement and builds trust and community. It can be a quick five-minute exercise or an extended lesson based on debatable statements. Watch your students discuss, listen, and even change their minds while making learning interactive and enjoyable.

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