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Inspired Instruction: Videos From the Teaching Channel

Featuring videos on classroom management, group work, and teacher collaboration, this partnership with the Teaching Channel offers weekly selections designed to help educators develop better instructional practices. (Inspired Instruction ceased publishing in October 2018.)

Student Well-Being Opinion 'Citizen Science': Using Real-World Investigations to Make Class Meaningful (Video)
In this middle school science class, students learn about water quality by testing the drinking sources in their own homes.
Teaching Channel, October 31, 2018
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Professional Development Opinion How to Make the Most of Teaching Without a Classroom (Video)
High school teacher Sarah Brown Wessling shows how she makes classroom essentials portable so that she can move throughout the building.
Teaching Channel, October 23, 2018
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Student Well-Being Opinion Singing in Science? How Music Can Help Students Retain Key Concepts (Video)
In this 7th grade science classroom, students learn the stages of cell mitosis through song and dance.
Teaching Channel, October 17, 2018
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Student Well-Being Opinion Three Ways to Deal With a Chatty Classroom (Video)
Three teachers explain how they curb off-task talk and encourage productive discussion.
Teaching Channel, October 10, 2018
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Student Well-Being Opinion Teaching Through Silence: How to Move the Conversation Forward (Video)
High school teacher Sarah Brown Wessling shares three ways she approaches silence in her classroom.
Teaching Channel, October 3, 2018
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Reading & Literacy Opinion 'Walls That Talk' Give Students Tools for Writing Independently (Video)
High school teacher Kateryna Haggerty explains how visual aids in her classroom help her English-language learner students write more confidently.
Teaching Channel, September 26, 2018
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Student Well-Being Opinion Give Some 'Snaps': Introducing Students to Classroom Routines (Video)
In high school teacher Sarah Brown Wessling's class, students "snap" to praise each other's contributions.
Teaching Channel, September 19, 2018
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Reading & Literacy Opinion How Graphic Organizers Can Support New English-Learners (Video)
This high school teacher uses graphic organizers to help English language learners with limited or interrupted formal education develop fluency.
Teaching Channel, September 12, 2018
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Teaching Opinion Sharing Personal Stories Helps Students Form Relationships (Video)
This high school English teacher helps her students get to know each other with an interviewing exercise.
Teaching Channel, September 5, 2018
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Science Opinion How the Next Generation Science Standards Teach Cause and Effect (Video)
In Sabrina Van-Phanz's middle school science class, students consider how introducing a new living thing could change a natural environment.
Teaching Channel, August 29, 2018
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Reading & Literacy Opinion This Writing 'Recipe' Helps Students Tackle the Five-Paragraph Essay (Video)
This 8th grade teacher uses manipulatives to teach her English-language learners how to structure persuasive writing.
Teaching Channel, August 22, 2018
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Teaching Opinion Want to Avoid Classroom Interruptions? Try Rearranging Desks (Video)
This 4th grade teacher demonstrates how she arranges the desks in her classroom to facilitate student collaboration.
Teaching Channel, August 15, 2018
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Teaching Opinion How Playing With Blocks Can Teach Spatial-Reasoning Skills (Video)
Allyson Krogmann Jordan, an early learning coach in Santa Monica, Calif., teaches her preschool students spatial-reasoning skills through a game using wooden building blocks.
Teaching Channel, August 8, 2018
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Science Opinion Creating Posters Can Encourage Collaborative Thinking (Video)
Sabrina Van-Phanz, a middle school science teacher in New York, uses poster-making to engage her students in a brainstorming exercise.
Teaching Channel, August 1, 2018
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