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Bringing Reading to Life
Readers in grades 3-6 present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers. Many intermediate readers can decode text well, but few have the skills required for the thick textbooks and complex literature they will encounter in the middle grades and beyond. Teachers need to guide students as they develop sophisticated strategies…
Organizing for Literacy
Organizing for Literacy is a professional development series for implementing a balanced early literacy program based on apprenticeship theory. The series presents a complete early literacy resource, with the option of using individual videos to focus on a specific area of need. The programs illustrate the reciprocal nature of teaching…
How Did You Solve That?
Part of the Series: Teaching Mathematics Collection
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 students. See what small-group math exchanges look like, sound like and feel like, and hear from Kassia and Rachel as…
What is Visual Literacy?
Part of the Series: Literacy Collection
When children begin to read and write they are as interested in information as they are in fiction. But information is not conveyed only with print; the wealth of visual texts are often the clearest communicators of information. Charts, diagrams, cross sections, and maps are a few of the elements…
Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Winter
A training video about naturalistic outdoor learning within nature kindergartens, forest schools and woodland camps, Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Winter (presented and narrated by Claire Warden) was filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Perthshire, Scotland. Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise…
Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Summer
A training video about naturalistic outdoor learning within nature kindergartens, forest schools and woodland camps, Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Summer (presented and narrated by Claire Warden) was filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Perthshire, Scotland. Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise…
Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Autumn
A training video about naturalistic outdoor learning within nature kindergartens, forest schools and woodland camps, Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Autumn (presented and narrated by Claire Warden) was filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Perthshire, Scotland. Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise…
Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Spring
A training video about naturalistic outdoor learning within nature kindergartens, forest schools and woodland camps, Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone - Spring (presented and narrated by Claire Warden) was filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Perthshire, Scotland. Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise…
Time for Nonfiction
Journey with Tony Stead as he explores many amazing ways to make nonfiction reading and writing come alive in the classroom. This four-part video series takes you inside two classrooms at The Manhattan New School where Tony works with first-grade teacher Lauren Benjamin and third-grade teacher Lisa Elias Moynihan. Watch…
Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone Collection
A collection of training video about naturalistic outdoor learning within nature kindergartens, forest schools and woodland camps, the Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone Collection (presented and narrated by Claire Warden) was filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Perthshire, Scotland. Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy…
Writing with Mentors
When learning how to write well, there is nothing more powerful than examining the work of the writers we admire. Real writers need mentors - those writers who inspire us and demonstrate through their style and craft how we, too, can be successful writers. In Writing with Mentors, Lynne Dorfman…
Moving into Math Stations K-2
Part of the Series: Teaching Mathematics Collection
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 stations into your instruction to enhance your students' conceptual understanding and skills. Debbie works with both 1st and 2nd grade…