Investment in Rigor

Jun 9, 2014

Janice Smith

As we began to collect videos this year, it quickly became apparent some areas we weren’t able to capture with live classroom footage.  Most of it was all the magic that happens behind the scenes.  The crucial pieces of teacher mindset, planning, and the hard work that happens outside of school to plan purposeful, objective […]

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Winning Teams

Mar 19, 2014

Janice Smith

In the spirit of our favorite month of the year down here in North Carolina (yup, that’s March Madness) we’re feeling inspired to share one of our favorite interview clips that we’ve collected recently.  Take a look first, then let’s talk about it. Man.  This is powerful stuff for so many reasons.  First, and most […]

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Teacher's Role During a Do Now

Mar 10, 2014

Janice Smith

Video Title: Teacher’s Role During a Do Now Teacher: Kevika Amar School: KIPP Gaston College Preparatory Tags INSTRUCTION- Execution- Execution of the Plan- #Do Now INSTRUCTION– Questioning- Check for Understanding- #Circulation CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT– Addressing Behavior- Preventing Misbehavior- #Circulation CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT– Addressing Behavior- Responding to Misbehavior- #Non-Verbal CULTURE– Student Culture- Setting the Tone- #Daily Why we love it so much… […]

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Investing Students in Homework

Feb 10, 2014

Janice Smith

Video Title: Homework Assignment Teacher: Diana De Los Santos School: Maureen Joy Charter School Tags INSTRUCTION– Execution- Execution of the Plan- #Homework INSTRUCTION- Questioning- Bloom’s Taxonomy- #Creating Why we love it so much… So much time and thought is put into a well designed lesson plan and materials to accompany it.  Often (and I can remember many instances of […]

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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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