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Chunking a Text: Supports for Accessing Grade Level Texts
Learn a powerful strategy to help middle and high school students analyze and summarize complex texts by “chunking” them.
Fun Visual Math Puzzles
Learn a fun and engaging way of using visuals to introduce algebraic concepts to students from grades 3-12.
Find out how you can use the four corners of your classroom (or any room!) to engage students and encourage them to listen to each other’s perspectives.
Counting in a Circle (Sparkle)
Learn an easy, engaging and flexible routine that can help prepare young learners for counting and spelling.
Did You Know That…?
Learn a quick write strategy that helps you build relationships with your students by giving them a low-stakes platform for sharing information or asking questions.
See, Mean, Matter
Learn a three-step strategy that can help students think of visual imagery in a more complex way and explore how messages are constructed.
Listening Word Games
Learn about three listening sound games you can use with young learners to prepare them for reading and spelling.
Kate Bowen, a retired Elementary teacher, shows us how to apply “Sentence Stretchers” to help students add detail and variety to even the most basic of sentences.
Managing Classroom Noise Levels
Maria Montes Clemens, an elementary school Spanish teacher at Prospect Sierra, shares three classroom management strategies to help you create an orderly learning environment: the “Voice-O-Meter”, the “Give Me Five”,
Connecting to Emotions Using a Student-Generated Playlist
Charity Tanaleon, former band director at Norwood Junior High School, uses student-created music playlists as a way to learn more about students and engage them to reflect and express their
Ask Small Questions First
Kyle Dimla, a high school environmental science and
biology teacher, shares how he generates engagement and discussion in the classroom by asking small questions and using the see, think, and
Three Reads Protocol
Gloria Hurtado, 8th grade math teacher at Hillsborough Junior High School, tells us how to utilize the “Three Reads Protocol” to help students better understand what a math word problem
Middle School P.E.
Kimberly Steffen shares best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach Middle School P.E. (This is the third video of the four-part Physical Education video collection.)
Elementary School P.E.
Danielle Della Gala shares best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach Elementary School P.E. (This is the second video of the four-part Physical Education video collection.)
Teaching Physical Education
Terry Piper kicks off the four-part Teaching Physical Education video series by sharing best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach P.E. in schools.
For tips specific to Elementary,
High School P.E.
Terry Piper shares best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach High School P.E. (This is the fourth video of the four-part Physical Education video collection.)
Maria Montes Clemens shares three name learning games to help you create relationship with students and improve classroom management. In this video, you will learn about the “Name and Personal
Kim Guadagnoli, theater teacher at Grand Terrace High School, tells us how to use the “Exit Ticket” strategy to help students review and reflect on their learning.
Lori Fury, math teacher in Western Placer Unified School District, tells us how to use the “Fraction Strips” activity to help students build their understanding of what a fraction is
Learn how to use the “Guided Inquiry” process as an engaging way to introduce a new topic and promote higher-level thinking with students.
Name Acrostic: Nancy Perez, Spanish teacher at El Diamante High School, tells us how to use the “Name Acrostic” activity to encourage students to talk about and share their identity
Partner Talk: “I am, I Can”
Valerie Sun, teacher specialist at Glendale Unified School District, tells us how to apply the “Partner Talk” strategy to help students practice using instructional language to talk about themselves in
Stand and Talk
Sumita Jaggar, teacher leader with the Monterey Bay Area Math Project, tells us how to use the “Stand and Talk” activity to engage students in conversations about math concepts or
Dr. Liliann Patterson, third grade teacher at Westmorland Union Elementary, tells us how to use the “Interactive Read-Aloud” activity to help students learn, use, and practice new language through meaningful
Summarizing with the ABCs
Janine Campos, language arts specialist in the National School District, tells us how to use the “Summarizing with the ABCs” activity to help students identify and differentiate between the minor
ABCs for Positive Classroom Management
Janice Anderson, a primary grade resource teacher at Encanto Elementary School, tells us how to apply the “ABCs for Positive Classroom Management” strategies to create a safe learning environment that
Before, During, After
Evy Baca, kindergarten teacher in the National School District, tells us how to incorporate the “Before, During, and After” activity when doing a read aloud to build students’ vocabulary and
I Notice, I Wonder
Betsy Hall, K-5 reading specialist at Albert Einstein Academy Charter Elementary School, tells us how to apply the “I Notice, I Wonder” strategy to help teachers make a read aloud
Fist to Three
Celia De La Loza, TK-5 teacher at Valencia Academy of the Arts, tells us how to apply the simple “Fist to 3” strategy to help teachers quickly gauge student
Beginning, Middle, End
Martha Garcia Gallaga, TK English teacher at Las Palmas Elementary School, tells us how to use the “Beginning, Middle, and End” activity after a read aloud to help TK-1st