Teaching & Learning: Effective Schools

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Teaching & Learning: Teaching Literacy
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Teaching & Learning: Peer Mediation
Four young primary school students are encountering problems in the schoolyard. Peer mediators are assigned to help sort out their issues - without teacher involvement - by listening, understanding and empowering them to agree on a solution. Peer mediation is an effective initiative to enable intervention with minor issues and…
Assessment for Learning: Effective Feedback
Assessment for Learning: Effective Feedback explores elements of effective feedback, including teacher feedback to students about their work. It contains video footage of primary and secondary teachers: talking about feedback in general providing oral feedback to their students. It also contains interviews with students about the kind of feedback that…
Teaching with Nonfiction Collection
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Teaching Reading Collection
Teaching students to read goes well beyond the de-coding of words. Watch several master teachers guiding K-9 students--from struggling to accomplished readers--as they move from decoding to comprehension. Featured instruction includes whole-class, small-group, and individual conferences with students immersed in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Featured authors include Debbie Diller, Debbie…
Teaching Writing Collection
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Managing the Learning Environment - Succeeding as a Teacher
Naturally, lesson plans are important, but what about educational ergonomics? Like adults, kids work and learn best when they're comfortable physically, mentally and emotionally. Find out how to design a calm and creative environment that's conducive to passing knowledge along and for picking it up. Discover how to best vary…
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Teaching Apostrophes
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
This video shows how Jeff Anderson uses playful strategies and mentor texts to engage writers in grammar and editing. In the "Apostrophe-thon," Jeff's sixth-grade students in San Antonio, Texas search through a mentor text excerpt to find examples of apostrophes and then categorize them as possessives or contractions based on…
Teaching Strategies for Literacy Development
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. This program has been designed to demonstrate a range of teaching strategies that can be used to support literacy development. These explicit instructional strategies can be used with individual children or with small groups of children. Teachers will find these…
Assessment for Learning Collection
Suggested resources to assist in the implementation of Assessment for Learning strategies, and to encourage an exploration of the thinking behind those strategies, are available as follows: Each video focuses on a particular aspect of Assessment for Learning.