ABOUT MISSION 100%

Mission 100% is an online video library and platform, with over 1,200 short, targeted observation clips from real classrooms that highlight best teaching practices. We believe that practice based teacher development is the most efficient and effective way to develop great teachers, but relies on clear exemplars to calibrate the bar high, and provide teachers with clear desired outcomes.


We also love partnering with schools and networks to begin building their own libraries. Please contact us for more information! (This last sentence should be a link that prompts them to email janice@mission100percent.com with the subject line: Filming Partnership)

What 100% Means to Me

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What Do We Do

Film Incredible Teachers & Schools.

We define ‘incredible’ by the results teachers get from their students. Consistently. We are then able to analyze actions and mindsets that lead to these results.


We find and capture these teachers by partnering with schools, networks and districts who are eager to codify best practices internally.

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 minute) video clips.


When partnering with schools and networks this saves them a lot of hard work, while also allowing us to build a diverse library of teachers from across the country.

Replicate Awesome.

Clips are then organized and tagged on our platform, built for easy communication, collaboration, and organization. We believe this is a crucial part of using video in teaching training, making it easy to implement into current coaching practices.

Framework For 100%

Our Framework is how we communicate around the best practices we see both in classrooms and in our footage. We did not create many of these terms, as brilliant educators have been collectively developing this language for many years. We also recognize that many schools and networks have developed their own frameworks, which can be used on Mission 100% to tag and organize any videos uploaded within your network.


You can find a full Framework for browsing inside the Mission 100% library. Check it out.

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

The Power of Yet

Aug 31, 2015

Janice Smith

Growth mindset, the belief in its importance and the explicit teaching of it to both teachers and students, is something we've heard a lot of people talking about in the last couple of years as we've visited schools.  In the age of 'new math', and an increase in rigor in the Common Core State Standards, it becomes even more important to embrace failure and mistakes as an important part of the learning process.

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A New Way of Teaching Math

Aug 10, 2015

Janice Smith

This past fall I read a book that fundamentally changed how I think about math instruction.  If you haven't read 'Building a Better Teacher', you should order/borrow/read immediately.  I promise it's worth all the time you will invest in it.  While the main purpose is focused on how we identify, name and teach best teaching practices, it also spends a lot of time talking about inquiry based math instruction.  Also referred to as 'That Kind of Teaching' (TKOT), or Cognitively Guided Instruction.  Regardless of the name, the idea is the same.  Less step-by-step instruction of math strategies, more problems presented

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AP Essay Revisions

Jul 31, 2015

Janice Smith

We've spent a lot of time talking about data in the past, but today's use of data looks a little bit different.  We LOVE the amount of feedback we saw teachers giving students while visiting YES Prep, especially in the ELA classrooms.  Specific, supportive & critical feedback was everywhere, both verbally and in writing.  (We specifically highlighted this in Erica Lapen's 8th grade room a couple months ago).  This week we're looking at an AP class, where Ms. Merritt does the same thing.  The day we filmed was only a week before the exam, and students spent the period working

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