ABOUT MISSION 100%

We are a collection of teachers, educators, and students who all believe in the potential of every school, every teacher, and every student. We aim to use the power of video within schools and between schools to push mindsets, share best practices, and spark conversations that push educators to intentionally reflect on academic instruction and school wide culture.

What 100% Means to Me

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What Do We Do?

We believe video can be a game changer in closing gaps between schools by showing what's possible for all students. It helps us know how high the bar should be, and presents it in a way that challenges us to learn, grow and replicate.

Film Incredible Teachers & Schools.

We define 'incredible' by the results teachers get from their students. Consistently. By selecting high-performing schools, with proven student results, we are able to analyze the actions and mindsets that lead to these results.

Highlight Strategies & Best Practices.

Next we take all this raw footage and spend days and weeks watching, analyzing and editing it down into short (1-3 minutes) video clips.

Replicate Awesome.

We know what's happening in these classrooms is not magic or luck. It's a product of hard work, critical thought, and disciplined reflection. Clips are tagged and organized in alignment with the Framework for 100%, making it easy for you to search and find the exact clips that will most benefit the growth of your teachers. In addition, brilliant teachers and experts have developed Professional Development Modules (or mini-courses) for us, providing teachers exactly the guidance they need for meaningful self study, reflection and practice that lead to effective implementation.

Framework For 100%

In order to maximize the impact of video captured from high performing schools, we recognize the importance of using a common language around best practices. We did not create many of these terms, as brilliant educators have been collectively developing this language for many years. We have, however, tweaked in places we found names missing for common techniques we were seeing in the videos we collected. These tags are not limited to instruction, but extend to the five ‘Big Buckets’ that we consider essential for a school to become truly excellent.

Within each bucket we continue to narrow down skills so they become concrete, replicable, and teachable. This allows seemingly difficult and complex skills to be accessed by educators at all levels. Additionally, the Framework for 100% allows educators to strategically target smaller skills and videos within our large video library, that collectively will maximize growth for both teachers and leaders.

Instruction Classroom Management Culture Teacher Development School Leadership
  • Planning
  • Content
  • Instruction
  • Execution
  • Rigor
  • Questioning
  • Systems & Routines
  • Carrots
  • Addressing Behavior
  • Student Culture
  • Classroom Culture
  • Character Development
  • Student Mindset
  • Staff Culture
  • Teacher Mindset
  • Building Relationships
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Rookie Training
  • Professional Development
  • Data Meetings
  • Observations
  • Staff Communication
  • Team Building
  • Morale
  • Parent Communication
  • Student Management
Blog

Assuming the Best (Part 2)

Nov 16, 2014

Janice Smith

We don't typically do 2-part series in our Video of the Week emails, but this week's an exception.  (If you missed last week's, you can find it HERE).  Last week we talked about Assuming the Best with students, and we saw an example from Mr. Allen related to content.  This week, we've got another short clip from Mr. Allen during this year's New Student Orientation, but this one's related to behavior.  Take a second to watch, check out what we loved most, and add anything we're missing in the comments below!

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Assume the Best

Nov 11, 2014

Janice Smith

October: the beginning of fall, pumpkin flavored everything everywhere... and  the longest month of the teaching year.   I can clearly remember from my years in the classroom exactly how I was usually feeling around the beginning of November.  My patience was apt to be a bit shorter, and my eagerness for a much needed vacation was growing by the minute.  It wasn't that I loved my students any less, it was just that the lack of sleep had built up and it was sometimes harder to maintain perspective in those hundreds of tiny moments that are part of the day.

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Practice It

Nov 3, 2014

Janice Smith

It was two years ago that I first read Perfect Practice: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better, by Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway and Katie Yezzi.  I next picked up The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born It's Grown, and quickly became fascinated with thinking about how a practice-based approach could change the way we were coaching our teachers.  At the time I was the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at a stand-alone charter school and every Thursday night met with our newest 'Rookie' teachers.

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