4-4-17 Station Rotation Model: Student Designed and Led - Another creative, powerful variation on this instructional strategy, complete with a lesson plan template to guide student planning.
4-4-17 Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model - The first in a series of articles in our study of Catlin Tucker's instructional strategy.
4-4-17 Station Rotation Model in Action - Watch and listen as CT models and explains this strategy.
4-4-17 One Stop Differentiated Station Rotation - Our CMS focus beginning in the 2016-17 school year; we will continue with quarterly implementation in the 2017-18 school year.
7-3-16 Getting Started with Student Inquiry - Slow down, watch and observe, reflect and interpret, and then try to provoke a next step for your students.
6-30-16 Dan Meyer - Calling all MATH teachers! 3 Act Tasks, unsolvable problems for all grade levels, a wealth of curriculum, instruction, assessment ideas along with how to build technology into math instruction.
1-27-16 Problem Based Learning Units - Over 300 PBL units in MA, ELA, Social Studies, Health, and many other content areas. Each PBL has all of the tools you will need to roll out a comprehensive and engaging PBL in your content area.
2-11-15 Wingman: A teaching channel video clip for middle school teachers featuring strategies for engaging reluctant students (2 minutes;6-8)
12-16-14 Reciprocal Teaching - From Jay Roth's Livebinders, here is a collection of every tool/resource you will need for reciprocal teaching at any grade level.
1.) Graphic Organizers - An extensive collection of free printable graphic organizers.
2.) Professional Practice Resources - This toolbox has it all from questioning strategies to classroom management.
3.) Think Dots and Cubing - Total student engagement activities with a variety of applications (click on 'Engaging Students in Learning').
4.) 16 Powerful Strategies - A great collection of instructional strategies enabling teachers to provide the necessary classroom framework for students to develop deeper thinking skills.
5.) 52 Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom - Ideas for both teachers and student work!
6.) Socratic Seminar - All of the resources you need to introduce this powerful instructional strategy in your classroom.
Teaching Channel Video Clips
4-14-15 Attention Getting Games - This video is full of a variety of strategies to streamline transitions in the PreK setting (2 minutes)
4-14-14 Sharing Common Core Language with Students - Middle school students have their own copies of the Common Core Standards for this class. The lesson introduction includes all students reading the aligned standards (2 minutes)
2-11-15 Nature Kitchen: Imaginative play in the kitchen with natural materials (2 minutes-PK)
2-11-15 Share Who Said That: Students are taught to acknowledge their classmate(s) after the 'turn-and-talk' strategy (2 minutes;K-1)
2-11-15 Living Wax Museum: Researching/portraying an influential person and delivering a 7-minute monologue (7 minutes;9-12)
1.) Challenge at the Heart of Deeper Learning - Great ideas on building academic courage and perseverance.
2.) Collaborative Teaching - See how students and teachers benefit from cross-disciplinary connections.
3.) Critical Friends - Using protocols to establish a professional learning culture of reflection and improvement.
4.) Heads Together, Butts Up - Share and discuss thinking with others.
5.) Debrief Circles - Students reflect on learning through conversation (sixth grade).
6.) Socratic Seminar - A junior level English class discusses the use of the "n" word in Huckleberry Finn in a Socratic Seminar format. Roles for students include
Transition Tracker, Peer Coach, and others; the teacher's premise is "those who are doing the talking are doing the learning."