Small Group and One-to-One Conferences

Small Group and One-to-One Conferences
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Collaborative Conferences
During Collaborative Conferences, teachers observe a lesson or conference and provide explicit feedback on the teaching and learning interaction. Collaborative Conferences use a team approach (with two or more teachers)…
Conferring with Boys
In this video, Max Brand confers individually with two different boys in this fifth grade classroom -- one during writer's workshop, the other during reading workshop. Max demonstrates the key…
Daily Five Alive!
It's a common dilemma: teachers need time to work in one-on-one conferences and in small groups with students during literacy workshop. And yet assigning 'busy work' to the rest of…
Fact Finders!
When is the best time to invite students to become actively involved in think-alouds? Join classroom teacher, Patrick Allen, in this 35 minute video, and watch as he engages the…
How Can I Support You?
Watch Mark Overmeyer as he conducts six individual writing conferences and one group conference with students in grades three and five. Mark describes how he uses conferences to meet the…
How Did You Solve That?
This video offers a glimpse into two classrooms as teachers Kassia Omohundro Wedekind, author of Math Exchanges, and Rachel Knieling facilitate small-group math meetings with their kindergarten and 1st grade…
Joy of Conferring
While reading Debbie Miller's book, Reading with Meaning, or viewing her Happy Reading! video series, one wonders at Debbie's ability to orchestrate a buzzing classroom full of first-graders into a…
Moving into Math Stations K-2
Following on from the success of her book Math Work Stations, Debbie Diller now brings the world of math stations to life, demonstrating how you too can effectively incorporate math…
Small Group Intervention
The ultimate test of a student's knowledge about words is the ability to transfer this information to reading and writing. A word study intervention must include opportunities for students to…
Spotlight on Small Groups
Small groups are a crucial element of every teacher's reading program, and their importance only grows as teachers work with more diverse learners. Spotlight on Small Groups gives viewers an…
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations provides teachers in third grade and up a way to tap into the energy and excitement of this innovative management and learning system. This video…
Talk to Me
Do you have students who lack stamina and struggle when it comes to sticking with difficult texts? So does Cris Tovani. In this new video--which complements So What Do They…
Think Small!
With the advent of RTI (Response to Intervention), teachers everywhere are spending part of their day teaching in small groups. In Think Small!, master teacher and author Debbie Diller plans…
NEW: Up & Running with the Daily 5—Gail Boushey & Joan Moser, “The 2 Sisters”
"It's the first part of the year, and they're up and running faster than I've ever seen." --Joan Moser Since its publication, teachers throughout the world have made The Daily…
What Are You Thinking
Have you ever wanted to sit down beside a master teacher and see how he or she confers? In this video, join Patrick Allen, author of Conferring: The Keystone to…

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Small Group Intervention
The ultimate test of a student's knowledge about words is the ability to transfer this information to reading and writing. A word study intervention must include opportunities for students to apply word-solving strategies to connected texts. Organized around 11 teaching episodes--including assessing word knowledge, modeling the word-solving process, providing guided…
Collaborative Conferences
During Collaborative Conferences, teachers observe a lesson or conference and provide explicit feedback on the teaching and learning interaction. Collaborative Conferences use a team approach (with two or more teachers) to support student learning. During the pre-conference, the student's teacher identifies the instructional goal and asks the observing teachers to…
Teacher Study Groups
Teacher Study Groups are a wonderful tool for building a reflective, research-based community within schools. This video provides a window into the study group process as literacy specialist, Jennifer Allen, facilitates a group exploring ways to improve writing workshops. Showing excerpts from the fall and spring meetings of the group,…
What Are You Thinking
Part of the Series: Teaching Reading Collection
Have you ever wanted to sit down beside a master teacher and see how he or she confers? In this video, join Patrick Allen, author of Conferring: The Keystone to Reader's Workshop, as he confers with nine different students over the course of two days. Sitting down one-on-one with a…
Strategic Thinking
Nothing matters more than kids' thinking. As teachers, we want to honor kids' thinking and teach them to become critical, thoughtful, independent readers. To help them turn thinking into meaning and to understand what they read, students need an arsenal of strategies to navigate and synthesize text. And they need…
Stenhouse Classroom Management & Leadership Collection
This diverse collection provides in-depth exploration of topics ranging from small-group literacy instruction to mentoring new teachers to parent and community outreach and sustainable whole-school reform. Featured authors include Gail Boushey & Joan Moser (aka The Sisters), Harvey Daniels, and Debbie Diller.
Comprehending Content
Teachers of adolescents are under enormous pressure to cover more content in their disciplines, to make instruction more relevant to students, and to help students acquire the reading skills they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond. In this video set, high school teacher Cris Tovani brings viewers into…
Mentoring
Mentoring has been proven to be one of the most effective means of keeping new teachers in the profession. In this two-part video series, you'll see demonstrations of and discussions about the effective components of a good mentoring program. Donna Niday and Jean Boreen expand on and illustrate the concepts…
The Wheels on the Bus
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. Tranby Primary School was chosen as a focus school to undertake a three year exploration into best practice in early childhood education. The long term objective was the development and trialing of flexible teaching structures to meet the children's needs.…
Ethics and Integrity in the Academic Environment
In this video, academic professionals discuss unethical student practices and consider how such issues as cheating and plagiarism have affected the academic community.
Coping With Challenging Behaviour
In this program teachers describe the concept of positive guidance, and what they need to know about children before they find the appropriate techniques for dealing with challenging behaviour. Discussed is how to help children learn problem solving techniques as an alternative to challenging behaviour. In addition, teachers raise their…
Instruction For All Students (Succeeding As A Teacher)
This program shows a wealth of strategies to use in the classroom to engage all students and to increase student achievement. Vivid classroom scenes incorporate current research to show how to structure and pace a solid lesson, including modeling, role-playing, teaching a new skill, providing feedback and practice, assigning homework,…