Framing the Lesson

Mar 3, 2014

Janice Smith

Video Title: Framing the Lesson Teacher: Emily Skiba School: YES Prep North Central Tags INSTRUCTION- Execution- Execution of a Plan- #Opening INSTRUCTION– Execution- Execution of a Plan- #Framing the Lesson CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT- Addressing Behavior- Key Messages- #This is Important CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT- Addressing Behavior- Key Messages- #You Can & Will Master This CULTURE- Staff Culture- Teacher Mindset- #It Is My Job to Get […]

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Every Minute Matters

Feb 3, 2014

Janice Smith

VIDEO TITLE: Every Minute Matters TEACHER: Ashley Johnson SCHOOL: Henderson Collegiate WHY WE LOVE IT SO MUCH… One of the things we love most about Henderson Collegiate is the incredible sense of urgency you see in every classroom at the school.  This clip is from Ms. Johnson’t 5th grade reading class on the first day […]

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The Importance of 100%

Jan 21, 2014

Janice Smith

Right before we headed off to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, we took a trip up to Henderson Collegiate to capture their annual Parent Pride Night.  Many schools bring parents and family together for a holiday performance and concert every year.  This part is not unusual.  However, if you sit down and watch […]

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Focus Drill!

Oct 14, 2013

Janice Smith

Teachable moments are such an important part of great teaching… knowing when and how to capitalize on unexpected opportunities that can yield a lot of learning (both academic and cultural). We were visiting Henderson Collegiate a couple weeks ago when out of nowhere the lights flickered, and then went out.  A couple flickers later we […]

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Building Joy

Sep 25, 2013

Janice Smith

We’ve been spending a lot of time on the road recently, grabbing great footage from some of the highest performing schools down here in North Carolina.  It’s been inspiring (and fun) to watch the similarities and differences between each of these schools, and attempt to capture and share exactly what it is they’re doing that’s […]

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