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Videos: Tips for Effective Teaching Strategies


English Language Arts (NYS P-12 Common Core)

Grade Levels

Elementary, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


These videos by the Teaching Channel provide suggestions for time management, engaging students, and creating a positive atmosphere in the classroom.


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Are Your Brains Tired? This video discusses on how to focus praise on student effort. (Grades K-5)

Ask 3 Then Me. In this video, Ms. Yim creates a shared responsibility for learning with a simple rule. (Grades K-12)

Assess and Plan with Exit Tickets. This video shows how to use exit tickets to assess learning and plan future lessons. (Grades K-12)

Breaking Routine in 3rd Grade ELA. This video shows how students react when an experienced teacher takes risks. (Grade 3)

Build Relationships: Teach More Than 'Just Math'. This video shows how to build more than just content knowledge by building relationships. (Grades K-12)

Building Community in the Classroom. This video focuses on fostering a positive classroom community. (Grades K-12)

Building Relationships: Share Passion with Students. This video focuses on how to model a passion for learning by showing interest in your students. (Grades K-12)

Card-o-Matic: Increasing Student Participation. This video shows how to ensure student participation with an index card strategy. (Grades K-12)

Caring and Control: Create a Safe, Positive Classroom. This video shows how to maximize student engagement through classroom culture and procedures. (Grade 3)

Catch and Release: Encourage Independence. This video shows how to clarify concepts and share learning. (Grades K-12)

Choosing Strategic Partners. This video discusses how you must consider multiple factors when assigning partners. (Grades K-12)

Choreograph Your Classroom. This video shows ways to help students move quickly and efficiently around the classroom. (Grades K-12)

Class Culture: Attention with Respect. In this video, see how a non-verbal reminder about class ground rules says a lot. (Grades K-12)

Classroom Economy: Earn, Save, Spend. In this video, students earn coins to spend in the classroom store. (Grades 3-5)

Classroom Management During Centers. In this video, learn structures and instructions to make centers successful. (Grade K)

Collaborative Learning: Preparing for the Future. In this video, students prepare for college and the workforce with collaborative learning. (Grades K-12)

Collaborative Thought: A Tool to Sharpen Learning. In this video, students embrace critical and creative thinking through group work. (Grades K-12)

Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy. In this Teaching Channel Special, learn about the key features and differences of the new standards.

Communicate Learning With Silent Signals. In this video, see how silent signals build metacognitive skills and engage students. (Grades K-12)

Creating a Comfortable Classroom Environment. In this video, teachers reinforce positive expectations with specific, intentional strategies.

Creating a Positive Tone with a "Pat on the Back." In this video, teachers acknowledge student effort and establish a positive tone in their class.

Creating Rules and Rubrics to Prevent Bullying. In this Teaching Channel Special, we look at tackling the subject of bullying with a comprehensive plan.

D.E.A.R Reading--Family Style. In this video, families become involved in classroom reading time. (Grades K-2)

Don't Smile 'Til December? Humor in the Classroom. This video discusses why classroom management is important--but don't forget to be yourself! (Grades K-12)

Drop Everything and Read. This video focuses on how to implement school-wide reading time to change attitudes about reading. (Grades 3-6)

Efficient & Meaningful Homework Review. In this video, groups of students compare homework to share strategies and learn from each other. (Grades K-12)

ELA Throughout the Day. This video shows how difficult vocabulary is woven into every part of a fifth-grade classroom. (Grade 5)

End-of-Day Procedure: Reflect & Connect. In this video, see a teacher wrap up the day with reflection and check-ins. (Grades 3-5)

Engaging School Leaders in a Culture of Learning. This video discusses how to shift the cognitive load to the learner in purposeful ways. (Grades K-12)

Engaging Students: Make It A Competition. In this video, learn how to motivate students using class competitions. (Grades K-12)

Engaging the High Achievers. This video discusses how to engage and challenge a gifted and talented education class. (Grades 4-6)

Expeditionary Learning at King Middle School. In this video, see the transformative approach of expeditionary learning in action. (Grades K-12)

Go With the Flow: Plan and Adjust. In this video, students plan to meet the needs of the class. (Grades K-12)

Grading with the Common Core. This video focuses on assessing learning using the Common Core Standards. (Grades K-12)

Guided Reading with Jenna: Complete Lesson. In this video, learn how to implement this differentiation system in your classroom. (Grade 5)

Guided Reading with Jenna: Classroom Management. In this video, learn how to teach students to work independently in stations. (Grade 5)

Handling Unexpected Segues. This video explores straying from plans to address students' questions.

Heads Together, Butts Up: Share & Learn from Others. This video explores sharing and discussing thinking with others in the classroom. (Grades K-12)

I Heart a Silent Start. This video shows how to set a positive tone by starting class silently. (Grades K-12)

I'm a Sissy...and You Can't Make Fun of Me. In this video, students learn how to be inclusive and respectful of others. (Grades K-12)

Structure Learning With KWL Charts. In this video, see how to structure student learning using a KWL chart. (Grades K-12)

Structured Groups: Making Group-Work Work. In this video, observe effective processes for group work and peer assessment. (Grades K-12)

Students are Worth It. In this Teaching Channel Special, see a teacher discuss how she holds herself responsible for her students' work. (Grades K-12)

SWBAT: Communicating Learning Goals. In this video, see how to make objectives clear to students. (Grades K-12)

Teaching Email Etiquette. In this video, Tailor emails for different audiences. (Grades K-12)

The Multilingual Classroom. In this video, observe a variety of strategies to support English Language Learners. (Grades K-12)

The Stoplight Method: An End-of-Lesson Assessment. In this video, see how to use exit slips to assess students' learning. (Grades K-12)

The Three B's: Managing Classroom Interruptions. In this video, see how to teach students to recognize important learning time using the three B's.

The Wingman: Engaging Reluctant Students. In this video, see how to engage reluctant students in classroom discussion. (Grades K-12)

Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards. In this Common Core basics video, Sarah Brown Wessling explains the Common Core State Standards and offers insights on how to implement the Core in classrooms across America. (Grades K-12)

Thumbs Up! Signals to Encourage Active Listening. In this video, see how to use hand signals to encourage active listening. (Grades K-12)

Time on Task: Increase Focus & Productivity. In this video, see how to enhance student and teacher productvity by consistently timing tasks. (Grades K-12)

Time's Up! Effective Use of Instructional Time. In this video, see how to manage instructional time more effectively by using a timer. (Grade K-12)

Tips on Closing a Lesson Effectively. In this video, learn the ingredients of an effective plenary/lesson wrap-up. (Grades K-12)

Too Hard? Break it Down! In this video, learn how to simplify to make content accessable. (Grades K-12)

Tracking Behavior with a Number Line. In this video, see how to measure progress toward behavior goals using a number line. (Grades K-12)

Tracking Tools: Assess & Celebrate. In this video, see how to encourage active participation by tracking student learning. (Grades K-12)

Using a Number System to Streamline Class Routines. In this video, see how to use a simple number system to manage classroom routines. (Grades K-12)

Using Common Core Language. In this video, learn how to share and use the language of the Common Core in the classroom. (Grades K-12)

Using Sentence Frames to Jumpstart Writing. In this video, students structure writing with sentence frames. (Grades 3-5)

Using Tablets for Teaching Sensitive Subjects. In this video, teachers use tablets to encourage participation from all students. (Grades K-12)

Using Video to Improve Practice: Do it Yourself! In this Teaching Channel Special, see how to record and reflect on your teaching practice.

Writing Higher Order Questions. In this video, students write and discuss questions about texts. (Grades K-12)

Your Shining Moment. In this video, see how to reflect on a performance. (Grades K-12)

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