Video and Audio Series

Read, Think, Talk: Effective Discussions around the Textbook

Contributor: Bethany Beiler | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Your students benefit from reading aloud. They practice skills of enunciation, voice projection, and confidence in a group. But how can you maximize their subject-area learning during class read-aloud... Read More

Achieving Their Best Test: Preparing Your Students for the Testing Experience

Contributor: Allen Troyer | Length : 9 | File type : Video

What do eggs, bubbles, and two sharp pencils have in common? They're all connected to success in achievement tests! Allen Troyer has helped schools improve their testing experience for more than twent... Read More

How Can I Get My Students to Sing? Positive School Culture, Engaging Music Practices

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 10 | File type : Video

What do you do if your students won't sing? If they don't sing well? Anthony describes three principles to keep music practice enjoyable and effective:Invest in a positive school culture. Be ... Read More

Constantly Connecting: Getting and Keeping Your Students’ Attention

Contributor: Andrea Stoltzfus | Length : 3 | File type : Video

No matter how valuable the lesson you're teaching, some students will struggle to stay focused. From calling on students to hooks that provoke reflection, Andrea explains the simple activities she inc... Read More

History, Inspiration, and How-To: Teaching Art in a Multi-Grade Classroom

Contributor: Rebecca Beiler | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Rebecca hoped to train her students in art technique while introducing them to art history and concepts—but she didn't want to create every lesson from scratch. In this video, she talks about the wa... Read More

What Do They Need to Know? Focusing Instruction with Learning Maps

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you decide what you will require students to learn? In English and math, these decisions are usually made by your curriculum, says Anthony. But there are so many things to learn in science clas... Read More

Spare-Time Learning: Activity Lists to Keep Everyone Engaged

Contributor: Cheri Rhodes | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

Some students speed through their work. Others need extra coaching. How do you keep the faster students motivated while preserving the time you need to help others? Shannon and Cheri describe a simple... Read More

That Golden Routine: The Power of Daily Music Practice

Contributor: Jeff Swanson | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you train 6-year-olds to sing well? How do you train high school students? While students' voices mature as they grow older, Jeff encourages teachers to use the same techniques—and expect sim... Read More

Writing in the Air: Flexible Teaching with OneNote and a Surface Tablet

Contributor: Amy Zimmerman | Length : 3 | File type : Video

If your classroom has a projector, you can display PowerPoint and pictures. But does your projector get in the way of real, interactive teaching? Amy describes a tool that allows her the flexibility o... Read More

Let’s Work on This Together: Focused Improvement with Student Self-Assessments

Contributor: Meghan Jantzi | Length : 6 | File type : Video

As a teacher or parent, you are concerned with your children's manners and conduct. How would the conversations about behavior change if the children were actively involved in reflecting on their own ... Read More