Posts by christy

Coach guides the teacher to next steps in teaching reading

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

Coach guides the teacher to next steps in teaching reading

In this edited coaching session, the coach guides the teacher to next steps in teaching reading and helping students work effectively with partners. Note: SFA is the Success for All reading program.

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A Coaching Lab

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

A Coaching Lab

In this edited pre-conference session of a coaching lab, the coach and teacher determine what kind of information the school-based instructional coach (and visiting coaches) should gather when they observe the class. The protocol for this coaching lab, pre-conference, student-focused data gathering and set up for the post conference were inspired by Diane Sweeney’s book:…

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First Year Teacher on Instructional Coaching

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

First Year Teacher on Instructional Coaching

A first year teacher reflects on the effects of instructional coaching.

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TPRS with Adults

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

TPRS with Adults

In this short segment of an adult ESL class, Beth demonstrates the Total Physical Response Storytelling method with a group of beginning level adult English learners. The class gestures, acts out the story and responds to questions involving the key vocabulary for the unit.

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Active Learning Strategies

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

Active Learning Strategies

In this highly edited video of a 5th grade social studies class, the teacher demonstrates several active learning strategies designed to make the content more comprehensible for English Language Learners. Notice the active distribution of reading passages about Harriet Tubman at the beginning with a ‘Materials Hunt’, the cooperative reading groups, and the acting out…

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