Sarah's Sizzlin' Summer Strategies

June 12, 2018 / by Lisa Hollenbach

The temperature is on the rise, but nothing’s quite as hot as Tch Laureate Sarah Brown Wessling’s strategies for student success. Whether you’re inside and staying cool, or just chillin’ by the pool, watch these Tch videos to build your strategy toolbox this summer.

Strategies for Analysis

VIDEO: Analyzing Texts with Storyboards

VIDEO: Analyzing Texts with Storyboards

Strategies for Assessment

VIDEO: The Stoplight Method: An End-of-Lesson Assessment

VIDEO: The Stoplight Method: An End-of-Lesson Assessment

Strategies for Engagement and Student Discourse

VIDEO: Creating Curiosity About a Topic

VIDEO: Creating Curiosity About a Topic

Remember, although many of Sarah’s strategies have an ELA content focus, you can easily adapt each one to suit your content area with a little creative thinking.

Which strategies do you like best? Which ones do you plan to try in the fall? Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Professional Learning, Assessment, Lesson Planning, Engagement, Video Playlist

Lisa Hollenbach

Written by Lisa Hollenbach

Lisa Hollenbach is a former high school Social Studies teacher and Department Chair, an adjunct professor, working with pre-service social studies teachers and behavioral science students, and serves as a mentor for the Teacher Leadership program at Mt. Holyoke College. Lisa is passionate about storytelling, teacher voice and leadership, collaboration, innovative instruction, social learning, and redefining professional development. Lisa is a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council, several ECET2 Steering Committees, and is a Co-Founder, Director, and Writing Coach for the National Blogging Collaborative, a non-profit organization that cultivates and supports the capacity of all educators to use their unique voice to elevate the craft of teaching and learning. Lisa leads the Collaborative in engagement and social media storytelling. Connect with Lisa on Teaching Channel, on her blog, or on Twitter: @lisa_hollenbach.

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