Video and Audio Series

When Expectations Are Not Enough: Supporting Students through Difficult Life Events

Contributor: Keeshon Washington | Length : 11 | File type : Video

Clear expectations enable students to be productive and learn more quickly. But what does the teacher do when a student comes to school in emotional distress? Rather than brush aside the trauma, Keesh... Read More

The Largest Tool in the Room: Solving Problems of Understanding at the Chalkboard

Contributor: Laurie Beachy | Length : 3 | File type : Video

You told them how to multiply two-digit numbers. They seem to understand. But can they do it?In this video, Laurie shares the advantages of bringing students to the board to work. When everyone's ... Read More

Hands, Eyes, Feet: Good Posture and High Expectations

Contributor: Rhoda Weber | Length : 5 | File type : Video

If you expect your students to learn, you'll need to enlist their hands, eyes, and feet. Rhoda demonstrates how she uses proper posture to keep her students' attention, and calls each student to give ... Read More

Care for the Teacher Is Care for the Student: Healthy Routines that Support Your Work

Contributor: Paul Harrison | Length : 5 | File type : Video

You take your calling seriously, so you give your time and energy to serving the people under your care. But what if you run out of time and energy? What if you're not properly caring for yourself? Pa... Read More

You Are Not on Trial: How Parent-Teacher Events Can Strengthen Your Teaching

Contributor: Victor Ebersole | Length : 8 | File type : Video

When you sit down to discuss a child's progress at a parent-teacher meeting, the level of tension can rise. After all, whether you are the parent or the teacher, your work is being evaluated. But Vict... Read More

Learning the Right-Brain Way: Visual Strategies to Help Students Remember

Contributor: Hannah Johnson | Length : 8 | File type : Video

Some students memorize letters, words, and concepts quickly: a few repetitions and they have it. Other students, especially those with special needs, depend on visual reinforcement. Hannah demonstrate... Read More

Five Questions to Ask a Verb: Straightforward Steps to Identify Verb Tense

Contributor: Carol Burkholder | Length : 5 | File type : Video

When your students read a story, they can probably tell whether the action is in the past, present, or future. But do they have the skills to analyze the precise meaning of the verbs they read? In thi... Read More

Take a Shot: A Fun Review Game at the Board

Contributor: Rebecca Beiler | Length : 2 | File type : Video

Rebecca uses a simple game of skill to reward students. In this video, she demonstrates the game and describes the rules that keep it manageable and engaging. Adapt it for spelling class, math practic... Read More

A Template for Teaching: Using EATS as a Path to Successful Lessons

Contributor: Wilmer Gehman | Length : 19 | File type : Video

What makes a lesson effective? What can you do to make sure your students actually learn? A good lesson includes four essential strategies, says Wilmer. Follow him as he walks through EATS, a template... Read More

Teaching Out of Who You Are: Avoiding Pitfalls as You Build on Your Strengths

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 7 | File type : Video

How can you teach like other teachers, the ones you look up to so much? Don't even try, says Anthony. Instead, embrace the way you're made while disciplining your own weaknesses.Anthony contrasts ... Read More