Entries related to: classroom-experiences

Teaching Channel Talks 43: How New Teachers Can Find Great Mentors

You don't have to spend your first year of teaching alone. Learn from Keely Keller and Amy...

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6 Ideas to Support Students in a Fight, Flight, Freeze Response

You can’t tell somebody to calm down if their lid is flipped! Our ancestors, the brave cave...

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Teaching Channel Talks 42: The Gamification of Reading with Kwamara Thompson

What if you could engage reluctant readers by asking them to play a video game? On this episode...

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Knowing Your Students and Yourself

I used to believe that I was the most important element in the classroom. As an ambitious and...

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Teaching Channel Talks 41: Creating Classroom Connections

Learn from the research of the Teach Like a Champion team as Wendy Amato interviews Doug Lemov...

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Teaching Channel Talks 40: A Focus on SEL

Join Wendy Amato and Michelle Trujillo as they discuss how social-emotional learning (SEL) can...

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Learning From the Past: The Power of Stories

Early in my teaching career, I had a conversation with a student that will always haunt me. I...

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Awakening the Genius Code Lying Dormant in Your Students

The primary purpose of teaching is to promote learning. But as educators, parents, and youth...

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Embed Compassion into Your Curriculum

In our world today, it’s critical that students become globally minded with the capacity to...

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Alternative Learning Models Retain Children's Creativity

For most people, the word creativity has an ‘artsy’ ring to it. But the truth is that creativity...

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8 Post-Holiday Season Survival and Revival Tactics for the Classroom

A new calendar year is an exciting time for a fresh start, but it’s also a challenging time to...

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All-School Read: Building Community & Promoting Understanding

In the spring of 2017, our middle school experienced an eruption of racist slurs and hate...

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Engaging Youth in Thoughtful Dialogue Across Distance & Difference

How could Syrian refugees transform a school in Los Angeles from 7,500 miles away?

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I Feel Smart! Vanessa's Story

We were weeks into our new journey of bringing the science fair into the 21st century: Science...

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Should All Teachers Have Their Own Classroom?

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Taking Quality Classroom Video

We here at the Autism Circuit love classroom video. I’ve personally watched hundreds of hours of...

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Five Strategies for Hitting the Speaking and Listening Standards

I'm lucky to work in a school district that's chosen curriculum aligned to Common Core Standards 

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Five Tips for Changing Grade Levels

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Shifting your Professional Network into the 21st Century

When I first became an educator, the term "network" had a different connotation for me when I...

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Sustaining Strong Classroom Culture Throughout the Year

For too many years, I used to think my classes would either have good chemistry, or they...

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