Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.
Engaging Students in Active Learning Worshop 6
How do we engage students in active learning? In this session, the
teachers examine the elements of authentic instruction and cooperative learning to identify ways of engaging students in social studies content. They review the importance of questioning in relation to higher-order thinking and explore classroom strategies to stimulate
thinking and bring social studies concepts to life for their students.
Feelings Count: Emotions and Learning-Session 5
This program introduces ways to create an emotionally safe classroom to foster learning and to deal effectively with emotions and conflicts that can be obstacles. Featured are a fifth-grade teacher and an eighth-grade band teacher, with expert commentary from Daniel B. Goleman, author of the book Emotional Intelligence, and Yale University Professor James P. Comer.
Introducing Our Literary Community Workshop 1
Meet the eight teachers and their schools featured in the video
programs. Learn the guiding principles through which they form their
classes into engaged literary communities. Dr. Langer weaves the
framework, talking about the ways effective readers interact with text
and the ways teachers can foster this kind of learner.
Going Further in Discussion Workshop 3
Since discussion is so central to the growth and development of a
literary community, this program also concentrates on this activity. The teachers talk about ways to recognize good discussion, adding personal anecdotes about ways in which they participate in or step out at various points in the discussion to help students go further in their
understandings of the text. The group also looks at different stimuli
they use to provoke and maintain good discussions in their class
Student Diversity Workshop 5
The varied viewpoints necessary for valuable class discussions are
celebrated in this program. The group talks about the diversity of their students and how their interactions with literature are shaped in part by their life experiences, unique thoughts, and previous reading
experiences. They examine the worth of using the lens of multiple
perspectives to examine a work of literature, and offer suggestions for ways to encourage each student to contribute to the ongoing class
Revising For Clarity Workshop 12
Through a whole class mini-lesson and small group work, Tatiana With and
her fourth-grade class explore the difference between editing and
revising, with a focus on revision. In this lesson, Ms. With uses
IN-Focus technology to model revision of an Indian folk tale.
Reading Across The Curriculum Workshop 13
Gage Reeve’s class is learning new vocabulary in a lesson on global
warming. Students also use an idea tree to record main ideas and
supporting details and write their own questions to be answered after
reading the nonfiction text.
Close Reading For Understanding Workshop 15
Fifth-grade teacher Dana Robertson models strategic reading, and teaches his students the strategies readers use to comprehend the text. He then continues with small group instruction while other students work independently.
Teaching Responsibility. Part of the series: Writing and Education. Teaching responsibility to a child requires modeling respectful behavior, taking responsibility for your own actions, and talking about the consequences of behaving irresponsibly.
Middle School Studying For Your Learning Style
A series of short videos that deal with such aspects as types of learning styles and how to learn which is best for various types of learning. There are several short videos in this section. All students should watch this to get ideas on how to improve their study habits.
Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil
How does soil appear on a newly born, barren volcanic island? In this session, participants explore how soil is formed, its role in certain Earth processes, its composition and structure, and its place in the structure of the Earth.
Tom—Grade 5 Tom, a fifth-grade teacher, is working to assess his students' science understanding accurately and fairly.
Tom, a fifth-grade teacher, is working to assess his students' science understanding accurately and fairly.
Paul—Grade 6 Paul, a sixth-grade science teacher, wants to involve his students in the minds-on components of science tasks.
Paul, a sixth-grade science teacher, wants to involve his students in the minds-on components of science tasks.
Basic Algebra Terms and Symbols (Part I)
Basic algebra lesson is for the beginning algebra student or for anyone who has not recently studied algebra. In this lesson you will be introduced to the variable x, learn what a term, factor, exponent and degree of a term mean. The video is only an exerpt. Run time 04:48.
Many Planets, One Earth
The early Earth was a much different planet than the one we know today. Ancient rocks provide evidence of the emergence of oxygen in the atmosphere and of a frozen Snowball Earth. Scientists Paul Hoffman and Andrew Knoll look at these clues to help explain the rise of complex animal life.
Reading the Code of Life DNA is central to cell activity, replicating with great fidelity and carrying the information for all proteins. Organisms also regulate the products made from genes in an effort to conserve energy and adapt to new environments.
DNA is central to cell activity, replicating with great fidelity and carrying the information for all proteins. Organisms also regulate the products made from genes in an effort to conserve energy and adapt to new environments.
With current extinction rates exceeding those of previous mass extinctions, many biodi versity studies focus on efforts to count the Earth’s species before they are lost. This session explores current field experiments studying complex ecosystems and how environmental and biodiversity changes might affect their functions.
Parents Open House
Teachers, parents, and administrators discuss how different today's classroom science looks from that of the past.
Tennis Serve Lesson For Beginners
This lesson is an excerpt of a larger video segment. The serve lesson for tennis beginners helps you start the right way and lay a foundation for more advanced serves - topspin, slice and flat.
You'll learn how to coordinate the tossing and the serving arm, the 3 key components that will avoid learning the dreaded "waiter serve", and how to accelerate your racquet for really fast serves and more. (4:31)