Sunday, August 24, 2014
Teaching Channel takes you inside America's K-12 classrooms with 3 short documentaries that showcase inspiring and effective teaching practices. Visit a school where Spanish immersion has taken learning to a deeper level. Watch a 2nd grade teacher demonstrate her techniques for making the classroom a safe learning space. See a 7th grade class explore the difficult topic of slavery in America. Amazing Classrooms - Spanish Immersion - Students learn Spanish through immersion in a Milwaukee school where they are constantly hearing Spanish and are learning by doing and participating. Talking about Teaching with Jim Knight - The Wraparound Learning Experience- A 2nd grade teacher creates a space where children feel safe to learn. They learn through a wide range of activities and are encouraged to make personal connections to the material. Tough to Teach - Slavery in America - See the kick-off to a unit on slavery. Students discover the class objective through a word sort and then begin a journey into a difficult piece of American history.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Follow Teaching Channel as we explore exceptional K-12 classrooms. Listen as a teacher uses rhythm to assist students with their reading skills. Watch students analyze greenhouse gases through plastic soda bottles, and learn an entertaining way to teach fractions. Amazing Classrooms - Reading and Rhythm - Percussionist Steven Angel has developed an innovative program that uses rhythm to help struggling students improve their reading fluency and comprehension. Classroom Close-Up - Climate Change in a Bottle - Suney Park uses soda bottles, thermometers and light bulbs to create an experiement about the importance of green house gases and climate change. Tough to Teach - Fractions with Borrowing - Beverly Gonzalez uses paper pizzas to give her students a practical application for subtracting fractions. She fully engages the class with her "cowboy math" technique, white boards, peer coaching, and the "bull pen" (where students go for extra instruction before "the game").