May 10, 2013
, currently a school principal in San Antonio, TX, has 28 years of experience in education as a teacher, district administrator and university program manager. He also teaches online for the University of Phoenix's teacher- and principal-preparation program.
In this video clip from Thinking as the Main Learning Tool, Ben Johnson discusses the foundation of Critical Thinking: Student Engagement.Read more…
May 03, 2013
Franklin P. Schargel
is a graduate of the University of the City of New York. Franklin holds a master’s degree in secondary education from City University and a second master’s degree from Pace University in school administration and supervision. His career spans thirty-three years of classroom teaching, counseling, and eight years of supervision and administration as a school administrator. Additionally, Franklin taught a course in Dowling College’s MBA Program.
In this clip from a recent segment on Eye On New Mexico, Franklin Schargel discusses school violence, school pride, dropout factories, the importance of attendance, and vocational training.Read more…
April 26, 2013
In this video podcast The Common Core State Standards: Do This—Not That, Lori Wilfong discusses her approach to professional development, which helps educators avoid common misunderstandings about the Common Core State Standards.Read more…
April 19, 2013
received a PhD from the University of Louisville. As a middle-school and high-school teacher, she was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies in 2004. In her position as a middle-school principal, she focused on aligning curriculum, increasing the level of critical thinking in assessments and instruction, and establishing a school-wide discipline plan. Currently, she serves as an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, teaching assessment and unit-planning courses in the teacher education program. She supervises first-year teachers and consults with school districts on critical thinking, instructional strategies, assessment, technology integration, and other topics.
In this clip from Deeper Learning: Bloom's Taxonomy Evaluate-Level Strategies, Rebecca explains a five-step strategy to teach students and important skill: Critiquing.Read more…
April 12, 2013
Bryan Harris is the Director of Professional Development and Public Relations for the Casa Grande Elementary School District in Casa Grande, AZ. His dynamic and practical presentations make him a sought after speaker and consultant. He has presented to thousands of educators across the country on the topics of student engagement, classroom management, motivation, and brain-based learning.
In this clip from 7 Easy-to-Use Conversational Strategies for the Common Core, Bryan Harris discusses his favorite conversational strategy: Fish Bowl.Read more…
April 09, 2013
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helps students take more ownership over their learning with authentic, problem-based assignments. Nancy Sulla shows teachers how to create problem-based learning activities, design rubrics that drive instruction, differentiate learning, use technology effectively, and physically design a classroom to motivate students. In this video clip, Nancy discusses what qualifies as a Distinguished/Highly Effective ("4") Teacher
and how a learner-centered classroom helps teachers get to that coveted fourth column during teacher evaluations.
April 05, 2013
supervises first-year teachers and consults with school districts on critical thinking, instructional strategies, assessment, technology integration, and other topics. She has taught middle and high school and was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies. As a middle-school principal, she focused on aligning curriculum, increasing the level of critical thinking in assessments and instruction, and establishing a school-wide discipline plan. Currently, she serves as an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, teaching assessment and unit-planning courses in the teacher education program.
In this video
Dr. Stobaugh discusses the five steps to Inductive Learning and how to integrate this learning strategy into your classroom.
March 29, 2013
has worked as a literacy coach and a literacy specialist in rural and urbaln districts in Northeast Ohio. She is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University at Stark where she teachers courses in literacy to both preservice and practicing teachers.
In this video clip
from 5 Easy Content-Area Strategies for the Common Core: Do This—Not That
, Lori discusses a strategy for choosing which words to teach.
March 27, 2013
is the founder and President of IDE Corp. (Innovative Designs for Education), an educational consulting company specializing in instructional and organizational design. Her diverse background includes teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels; working as a computer programmer and systems analyst.
In this video
Nancy discusses two examples of Problem-Based Learning in the classroom.
March 22, 2013
Sally J. Zepeda
served as a high school teacher and K-12 administrator before entering higher education. She is a professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy in the Program of Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia, where she teaches courses in instructional supervision, professional development, teacher evaluation, and school improvement.
In this video clip from Teacher Effectiveness and Teacher Evaluation, Sally Zepeda discusses tools for leaders to evaluate teacher effectiveness.Read more…
March 15, 2013
In this video podcast How Fiction and Nonfiction Can Interact in the Common Core Classroom, Lauren Davis sets the record straight on how much fiction is still allowed in the Common Core, how it can be taught along with nonfiction, and provides suggestions for selecting and incorporating engaging nonfiction texts.Read more…
March 08, 2013
, a veteran English teacher, trains educators throughout the country in writing across the curriculum, strategic literacy, and differentiated instruction. She has received awards for excellence in teaching from the New York State English Council, Tufts University, and Union College. As president of the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, she is a leading authority on effective ways for teaching both academic and creative writing.
In this video podcast Literacy in the Content Areas, Amy Benjamin reminds us that literacy instruction is everybody's business, and provides practical strategies to help students learn, process, connect, and remember throughout the content areas.Read more…
March 06, 2013
is the founder and President of IDE Corp. (Innovative Designs for Education), an educational consulting company specializing in instructional and organizational design. Her diverse background includes teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels; working as a computer programmer and systems analyst; and leading teachers as a district administrator.
In this video
Nancy discusses how the Common Core State Standards are different from what teachers are used to, and gives some examples of what the PARCC Assessments currently look like.
March 01, 2013
teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He writes a popular education blog and a teacher advice column for Education Week Teacher. Larry has won numerous awards, including the Leadership For A Changing World Award from the Ford Foundation. He also was the Grand Prize Winner of the International Reading Association Award for Technology and Reading and was given The Education Partnership Award by the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento.
In this video clip
from Helping Students Motivate Themselves
Larry Ferlazzo identifies three strategies that teachers can use to help their students develop intrinsic motivation skills.
February 22, 2013
Dr. Barbara Blackburn
has dedicated her life to raising the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. What differentiates Barbara’s 12 books are her easily executable concrete examples based on decades of experience as a teacher, professor, and consultant. Barbara has taught early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. In addition to speaking at state and national conferences, she also regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators in elementary, middle, and high schools.
In this video clip from "How to Tackle the Challenges of Rigor and the Common Core", Barbara Blackburn discusses how to raise the level or content in your classroom to meet the Common Core State Standards!Read more…