Friday, September 7, 2012

Tip of the Week: Teaching Channel, Sept. 11, 2012

The Teaching Channel is a non-profit organization that publishes a video library of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.  You can find videos on the following topics in all subject areas, including the Arts, and all grade levels:


You will enjoy watching your colleagues share tips, tricks, and a variety of teaching methods that they feel are valuable enough to share with you.

You can 'take notes' while watching these videos! Click the "add note" button to take time-stamped notes on any video. You can save them in your online notebook and share them with others!

On one video about surface area in a 5th grade class, not only do you watch this teacher introduce this topic to her students but you are guided with the following questions as you watch and listen... notice that you are not only learning about math, but watching some great teaching techniques along the way..
Lesson Objective: Construct an Understanding of Surface Area
Length: 7 min
Questions to Consider:
  • How would this lesson have been different if Ms. Noonan began by directly teaching about surface area?
  • What kinds of questions does Ms. Noonan ask her students? What effect do they have?
  • How do students give each other feedback and develop understanding together?
  • See also Math Practice Standards 6 and 7 in the CCSS
Common Core Standards
Math.6.G.4

We now understand the value of educational video in the classroom for students... treat yourself to this wonderful resource to help you in your day-to-day teaching!

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