The Exemplary Teaching Video Library is a professional development tool comprised of curated videos showing concrete examples of great teaching and learning practices in our district. See the key below for descriptions of categories to help you find the best example, and guiding questions embedded in each post to help deepen your understanding of each observable technique. Enjoy learning from your colleagues!

Videos are categorized by Danielson domain and individual tags.  Select a domain below to view videos within that domain.  You can browse within the domain, or select a tag from the dropdown menu to select more more specific content (by grade level, content area, time of year, etc.)

The components in Domain 1 outline how a teacher organizes the content of what students are expected to learn, or how the teacher designs instruction.  These include: demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy, demonstrating knowledge of students, setting instructional outcomes, demonstrating knowledge of resources, designing coherent instruction, and designing student assessments.

Why Number Talks?

Deidre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Whole Group Discussion in a Number Talk

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary

Using Metacognition to Reinforce Comprehension Skills

Stacy Dougherty, Clara Barton Elementary, 1st Grade

Using Mental Math to Calculate Doubles

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Using a Small Group to Differentiate

Caitlin Nelson, Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School

Text Anticipation with Poetry

Jenna Beck, Vare-Washington Elementary

Teaching College Budget Creation

Jessica Way, Franklin Learning Center

Supporting Students to Make Sense of Text

Jillian McManus, Vare-Washington Elementary  

Small Vocabulary Skills Build to a Bigger Picture

Augusto Heinerici, Baldi Middle School

Setting the Purpose for Reading

Judith Longello. Pennypacker Elementary, Kindergarten

Reviewing Vocabulary with Turn and Talk

Meg Merlini, McCall Elementary, 4th Grade

Preparing for Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary in Context Using Background Knowledge and Visuals

Stacy Dougherty, Clara Barton Elementary, 1st Grade

Planning an Effective Lesson Structure

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Making Inferences from Text

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Introduction to Socratic Seminar

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Introducing Vocabulary: Relevance and Engagement

Maxfield Arnosky, Amy Northwest Middle School, 8th Grade

Introducing Strategies for Calming Down

Keena Core, Mitchell Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Importance of Early Childhood Education

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Goals and Standards

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Getting Started with Socratic Seminar

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Formative Assessment: White Boards

Chris Angelini, Crossroads Accelerated Academy, 9th-12th Grades

Formative Assessment: Students Self-Rating

Kara Yanochko, Lingelbach Elementary, 8th Grade

Formative Assessment in High School

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Facilitating Number Talks

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary, 2nd Grade

Drafting Essays

Kristian Ali, School Of The Future  

Creating Strategic Partnerships between Students

Shanelle Lockhart, Kensington High School, Career & Technical Education

Benefits of Group Work

Michele Roland, Baldi Middle School

Approaches to African American History

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

The components in Domain 2 consist of the interactions that occur in a classroom that are non-instructional.  These include: creating an environment of respect and rapport, establishing a culture for learning, managing classroom procedures, managing student behavior, and organizing physical space.

Working Together

Emily Wetzel, Baldi Middle School

Why Welding Matters

Anthony Rowe, Edison High School, Welding

Whole Group Reminder

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Whole Group Feedback When Practicing Routines

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Whole Group Discussion in a Number Talk

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary

Using Positive Narration to Build Urgency

Christine Sheffler, Phillip Sheridan School

Using Mental Math to Calculate Doubles

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Using Classroom Expectations to Hold Students Accountable

Keena Core, Weir Mitchell Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Using Blended Learning to Differentiate

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA To see Ms. Aguilera’s blended learning in action as she teaches her students how to transition from group to group, click HERE.

Using Anchor Charts

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Turn & Talk: Practicing the Routine

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Turn & Talk: Practicing Partnerships

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Transitions

Chris Jordan, E.W. Rhodes Elementary, 4th Grade

Transition Routine

Lisanne Brown, William Dick Elementary, Kindergarten

The Importance of Teaching Procedures

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

The Importance of Strong Relationships

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Teaching Turn and Talk

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary School, 1st Grade

Teaching Behavioral Self-Monitoring in the Primary Classroom

Amatise Ponzo, Mitchell Elementary School, 1st Grade  

Teaching and Practicing Transition Routines

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, 6th Grade

Teaching and Practicing Homophones

Augusto Heinerici, George Washington High School

Supporting Group Work

Michele Roland, Baldi Middle School

Student-to-Student Mentoring in a CTE Classroom

Charlene Fenster, Randolph Career Academy, 9th-12th Grades

Student-Led Routines

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Student Leadership in Socratic Seminar

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Student Discourse in Elementary Math

Vanessa Smith, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade Math

Student Collaboration: Comparing Math Solutions

Andrea Seigel, Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 9th-12th Grades

Structuring Conversations through Collaborative Discourse

Theresa Ann Capecci, Baldi Middle School

Strategies for Making Sense of Informational Text

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Strategies for Getting to Know Students

Thinh Thach, Kirkbride Elementary, 7th & 8th Grade  

Starting the Day Off Right – Greeting Students at the Door

Jenniffer Stebulis / Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel Elementary, 2nd Grade

Starting a New Year Together

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Social and Emotional Development

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Setting Up the Classroom for Literacy

Kimberly Jones, William Loesche School, 5th Grade ELA

Setting Up a Classroom for Student Ownership

Kyrstin Franz, 3rd Grade, James Dobson School

Self-Interruption

Jennifer Tustin, Lingelbach Elementary, 5th Grade

Self Interruption

Caitlin Wraith, E.M. Stanton Elementary, 2nd Grade

Routine in PreK

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Reviewing Expectations for Number Talks

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Reviewing Expectations after Transition

Kelly Duggan, McCall Elementary, 3rd Grade

Respect, Classroom Management, and Self-Care

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Relationships in Classroom Management

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Redirection: Private Individual Correction

Megan Niedosik, Kensington High School, 9th-12th Grades

Redirection – Quick Word

Gina Conallen, Anne Frank Elementary, Kindergarten

Procedure: Getting Students’ Attention

Donielle Melendez, Clara Barton, 2nd Grade

Priorities for the First Week of School

Kimberly Jones, William Loesche School, 5th Grade ELA

Pre-Reading Strategies: Picture Walk

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Moore Elementary, 1st Grade

Positive Narration

Jessica Freda, Henry H. Houston Elementary, Kindergarten

Positive Narration

Gina Conallen, Anne Frank Elementary, Kindergarten

Positive Narration

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Moore Elementary, 1st Grade

Positive Classroom Management

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Positive Behavior Management

Armando Tolliver, Edison High School

Partner Talk during a Number Talk

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Number Talks: Student Work Time

Christine Sheffler, Sheridan Elementary

Nonverbal Procedure

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Moore Elementary, 1st Grade

Morning Entry Procedure

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel, 1st Grade  

Managing Student Behavior and Communicating with Families

Vanessa Smith and Shantelle Yarbrough, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade

Learning Through Play

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Learning about Students

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Introduction to Socratic Seminar

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Introducing Strategies for Calming Down

Keena Core, Mitchell Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Injecting Urgency into a Transition

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL  

Incorporating Student Voice into Classroom Routines

Chloe Leech, Constitution High School, Math

High School Morning Entry Routine

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Group Work and Discussion in an ESOL Classroom

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Group Problem Solving

Victor Hunter, Chester Arthur School, 6th Grade

Greeting During Morning Meeting

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel, 1st Grade

Giving Strong Feedback

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Getting Students’ Attention: Thumbs Up Routine

Keena Core, Mitchell Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Getting Students’ Attention: Cheer

Nicole Rice-Hockaday, C.W. Henry Elementary, 1st Grade

Getting Students’ Attention

Jennifer Stebulis / Kamia Hoilett, Samuel Powel Elementary, 2nd Grade

Getting Students’ Attention

Andrea Seigel, Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 9th-12th Grades

Getting Students Attention

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel Elementary School, 2nd Grade  

Getting Students Attention

Donielle Melendez, Clara Barton, 2nd Grade

Fraction, Decimal, Percent Group Activity

Victor Hunter, Chester Arthur School, 6th Grade  

Focusing on the First Two Weeks

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

First Grade as a Family

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Facilitating Small Group Transitions

Jennifer Howse, George Washington High School, 9th-12th Grades  

Facilitating Number Talks

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary, 2nd Grade

Facilitating a Text-Based Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA  

Explaining Expectations with Scan for Compliance

Stacy Dougherty, Clara Barton Elementary, 1st Grade

Expecting 100% Students’ Attention

Jason Bui, Weir Mitchell Elementary, 2nd Grade

Exit and Entrance Routine

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

Establishing Routines & Procedures

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Encouraging Students to Take Risks

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Geometry  

Empathizing with Students

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Embracing Mistakes

Jennifer Tustin, Lingelbach Elementary, 5th Grade

Embracing Error

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Elementary Morning Routine

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary School, 2nd Grade    

Effective Monitoring Using Point System

Kyrstin Franz, Dobson Elementary, 3rd Grade

Drafting Essays

Kristian Ali, School Of The Future  

Differentiation in High School Math

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Geometry

Designing and Teaching Routines in a Blended Learning Classroom

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L.Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA

Creating Strategic Partnerships between Students

Shanelle Lockhart, Kensington High School, Career & Technical Education

Creating Caring Connections

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Lori Riggs, George Washington High School, Social Studies

Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Deborah Rinaldi, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, English

Connecting with Students from Day One

Augusto Heinerici, High School English

Connecting Procedures to Purpose

Catherine Memmolo, Middle School English

Clear Expectations and Positive Reinforcement

Caitlin Wraith, E.M. Stanton Elementary, 2nd Grade

Clear Directions for a Moving Activity

Emily Wetzel, Baldi Middle School

Clear Directions Followed by Positive Narration

Lisanne Brown, William Dick Elementary, Kindergarten

Circulating to Support Students in Annotating Texts

Alexandra Longo, Vare-Washington Elementary

Circulating During Practice

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

Building Respectful Relationships

Catherine Memmolo, Middle School English

Building Relationships to Support Students Academically

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Geometry

Building Relationships

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Building Rapport with a Share Routine

Chloe Leech, Constitution High School, Math

Building Rapport Between Students

Lori Riggs, George Washington High School, Social Studies

Building Rapport Around High Expectations

Jennifer Stebulis / Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel Elementary, 2nd Grade

Building Community through Greetings

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel Elementary School, 1st Grade

Book Handling Instructions

Aileen Lynch, Weir Mitchell Elementary, Kindergarten

Best Practices for Facilitating Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Benefits of Career & Technical Education

Shanelle Lockhart, Kensington High School, Career & Technical Education

Being Vulnerable with Students

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Affirming while Redirecting

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Addressing Student Behavior: Cell Phones

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Addressing a Whole Group Misconception

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Actively Facilitating Learning through Group Work

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics  

Active Monitoring and Leveraging Relationships

Jan Cohen, Kensington High School, Spanish

Active Monitoring

Chloe Leech, Constitution High School, Math  

The components in Domain 3 are what constitute the core of teaching – the engagement of students in a learning context.  These include: communicating with students, using questioning and discussion techniques, engaging students in learning, using assessment in instruction, and demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness.

Working Together

Emily Wetzel, Baldi Middle School

Why Number Talks?

Deidre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Whole-Class Science Lab

Armando Tolliver, Edison High School, Science  

Whole Group Discussion in a Number Talk

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary

Wait Time with Positive Reinforcement

Caitlin Wraith, E.M. Stanton Elementary, 2nd Grade

Vocabulary Activity: Focused Questioning to Facilitate Discussion

Ellen Abitbol, Anne Frank Elementary, 2nd Grade

Utilizing Prior Knowledge

Maxfield Arnosky, Amy Northwest Middle School, 8th Grade

Using Turn and Talk to Prime Student Thinking

Kimberly Jones, William Loesche School

Using Questions to Clarify Misconceptions

Derrick Houck, Building 21, High School Physics

Using Positive Narration to Build Urgency

Christine Sheffler, Phillip Sheridan School

Using Metacognition to Reinforce Comprehension Skills

Stacy Dougherty, Clara Barton Elementary, 1st Grade

Using Mental Math to Calculate Doubles

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Using Games to Facilitate Student Practice

Jan Cohen, Kensington High School, Spanish

Using Data to Inform Instruction

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA

Using Blended Learning to Differentiate

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA To see Ms. Aguilera’s blended learning in action as she teaches her students how to transition from group to group, click HERE.

Using a Small Group to Differentiate

Caitlin Nelson, Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School

Unpacking the Objective in Elementary ELA

Shantelle Yarbrough, Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Turn & Talk: Practicing the Routine

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Turn & Talk: Practicing Partnerships

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Thumbs Up Routine: Ready to Move On

Keena Core, Weir Mitchell Elementary, 2nd Grade

Text Centered Group Discussion

McKenna Fielder, Allen Stearne Elementary, 4th Elementary

Text Anticipation with Poetry

Jenna Beck, Vare-Washington Elementary

Teaching Vocabulary through Context Clues

Caitlin Nelson, Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School

Teaching Vocabulary in an ESOL Classroom

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Teaching Turn and Talk

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary School, 1st Grade

Teaching College Budget Creation

Jessica Way, Franklin Learning Center

Teaching Angles in Geometry

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Geometry

Teaching and Practicing Homophones

Augusto Heinerici, George Washington High School

Taking Turns During Turn & Talk

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Supporting Students to Make Sense of Text

Jillian McManus, Vare-Washington Elementary  

Supporting Group Work

Michele Roland, Baldi Middle School

Students Asking Text-Based Questions

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA  

Student-to-Student Mentoring in a CTE Classroom

Charlene Fenster, Randolph Career Academy, 9th-12th Grades

Student Leadership in Socratic Seminar

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Student Discourse in Elementary Math

Vanessa Smith, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade Math

Student Collaboration: Comparing Math Solutions

Andrea Seigel, Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 9th-12th Grades

Structuring Conversations through Collaborative Discourse

Theresa Ann Capecci, Baldi Middle School

Strategies for Making Sense of Informational Text

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Starting the Day Off Right – Greeting Students at the Door

Jenniffer Stebulis / Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel Elementary, 2nd Grade

Starting a New Year Together

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Standards for Mathematical Practices: Making Sense of Problems

Victor Hunter, Chester Arthur School, 6th Grade

Standards for Mathematical Practice: Making Sense of Quantities

Jennifer Tustin, Anna L. Lingelbach Elementary, 5th Grade

Specific Feedback-Independent Reading During Guided Reading

Kelly Cleary, William Dick Elementary, 1st Grade

Solidifying Student Learning

Carol Cassidy, McClure Elementary, 1st Grade Math

Small Vocabulary Skills Build to a Bigger Picture

Augusto Heinerici, Baldi Middle School

Shared Reading and Accountability Talk

Tess Briggs, S. Weir Mitchell Elementary, 1st Grade

Setting the Purpose for Reading

Judith Longello. Pennypacker Elementary, Kindergarten

Setting the Purpose by Communicating the Objective

Deborah Rinaldi, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, English

Setting Students Up to Read Informational Text

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Reviewing Vocabulary with Turn and Talk

Meg Merlini, McCall Elementary, 4th Grade

Reviewing Expectations for Number Talks

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Responding to Checks for Understanding

Keena Core, Weir Mitchell Elementary, 2nd Grade

Respect, Classroom Management, and Self-Care

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Reinforcing Behaviors to Notice and Understand in Reading

Jessica Freda, Henry Houston Elementary, Kindergarten

Preparing for Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary in Context Using Background Knowledge and Visuals

Stacy Dougherty, Clara Barton Elementary, 1st Grade

Pre-Reading Strategies: Picture Walk

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Moore Elementary, 1st Grade

Post Reading Comprehension Discussion

Kelly Cleary, William Dick Elementary, 1st Grade  

Positive Narration

Jessica Freda, Henry H. Houston Elementary, Kindergarten

Positive Narration

Gina Conallen, Anne Frank Elementary, Kindergarten

Positive Narration

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Moore Elementary, 1st Grade

Positive Classroom Management

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Planning an Effective Lesson Structure

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Piano Practice Routine in Music Class

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

Partner Talk during a Number Talk

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Participation Grades in Music Class

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

Number Talks: Student Work Time

Christine Sheffler, Sheridan Elementary

Number Talks – Full Routine

Christine Sheffler, Sheridan Elementary

Number Talks – Discussion

Christine Sheffler, Sheridan Elementary

Morning Entry Procedure

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel, 1st Grade  

More Active Monitoring in Geometry

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Mathematics

Modeling/Non-Verbal Communication

Caitlin Nelson, Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School

Math Multiple Games 1 – Fluency

Chris Jordan, E.W. Rhodes Elementary, 4th Grade

Math Fluency – Multiple Games 2

Chris Jordan, E. W. Rhodes Elementary, 4th Grade

Manipulatives for Science Concepts

Fern Dan, Baldi Middle School, 7th Grade

Manipulatives

Lisa Hantman, McCall Elementary, 3rd Grade

Making Text to Text Connections

Gina Conallen, Anne Frank Elementary, Kindergarten

Making Inferences from Text

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Lesson Review with Cold Calling

Kathryn Harris, Olney Elementary, 7th Grade

Learning Through Play

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Learning about Students

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Introduction to Socratic Seminar

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Introducing Vocabulary: Relevance and Engagement

Maxfield Arnosky, Amy Northwest Middle School, 8th Grade

Introducing New Foreign Language Words

Jenn Gentlesk, Masterman High School, 9th-12th Grades

Intro to New Material

Nicole Paulino-Trisdorfer, C.W. Henry Elementary, 2nd Grade

Incentives for Mathematical Fact Fluency

Christine Sheffler, Sheridan Elementary

Importance of Early Childhood Education

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

High School Morning Entry Routine

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

High Expectations: Full Sentences

Keena Core. Weir Michell Elementary, 2nd Grade

Guided Reading in Learning Support

Jillian McManus, Vare-Washington Elementary

Group Problem Solving

Victor Hunter, Chester Arthur School, 6th Grade

Greeting During Morning Meeting

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel, 1st Grade

Gradual Release Model in a High School English Classroom

Deborah Rinaldi, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, English

Giving Strong Feedback

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Getting Started with Socratic Seminar

Alicia Williams, Furness High School, AP US Government

Generating Research Questions

Kristian Ali, School Of The Future  

Fraction, Decimal, Percent Group Activity

Victor Hunter, Chester Arthur School, 6th Grade  

Formative Assessment: White Boards

Chris Angelini, Crossroads Accelerated Academy, 9th-12th Grades

Formative Assessment: Students Self-Rating

Kara Yanochko, Lingelbach Elementary, 8th Grade

Formative Assessment in High School

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Focusing on the First Two Weeks

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Focused Questioning

Aileen Lynch, S Weir Mitchell Elementary, Kindergarten

Focused Direct Instruction to Prep for Reading: Figurative Language

Angela Iovine, Kensington Health Sciences Academy, 9th-12th Grades

First Grade as a Family

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Facilitating Small Group Transitions

Jennifer Howse, George Washington High School, 9th-12th Grades  

Facilitating Peer Critiques

Cynthia Holmes, Baldi Middle School  

Facilitating Number Talks

Joanna Schwartz, Kirkbride Elementary, 2nd Grade

Facilitating Discussion: Turn and Talk

Donielle Melendez, Clara Barton Elementary, 2nd Grade

Facilitating Class Discussions

Theresa Ann Capecci, Baldi Middle School

Facilitating a Whole Group Academic Discussion

Fern Dan, Baldi Middle School, 7th Grade

Facilitating a Text-Based Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA  

Facilitating a Discussion: Turn and Talk

Keena Core, Weir Mitchell Elementary, 2nd Grade

Exploring Student Thinking

Carol Cassidy, McClure Elementary, 1st Grade Math

Explaining Expectations with Scan for Compliance

Stacy Dougherty, Clara Barton Elementary, 1st Grade

Expecting Academic Language

Andrea Seigel, Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 9th-12th Grades

Encouraging Students to Take Risks

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Geometry  

Encouraging Student Participation

Alexandra Longo, Vare-Washington Elementary School

Encouraging Participation

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Empathizing with Students

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Embracing Mistakes

Jennifer Tustin, Lingelbach Elementary, 5th Grade

Embracing Error

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Elaborating on Your Thinking

Jillian McManus, Vare-Washington Elementary

Drafting Essays

Kristian Ali, School Of The Future  

Discussion Techniques: Socratic Seminar Set Up and Directions

Jenn Gentlesk, Masterman High School, 9th-12th Grades

Discussion Techniques: Socratic Seminar in Action

Jenn Gentlesk, Masterman High School, 9th-12th Grades

Direct Instruction: Categorizing Context Clues

Caitlin Nelson, Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School

Differentiation in High School Math

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Geometry

Differentiating by Chunking Text

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Creative Resources to Motivate Readers

Kyrstin Franz, Dobson Elementary, Grade 3

Creating Strategic Partnerships between Students

Shanelle Lockhart, Kensington High School, Career & Technical Education

Creating Caring Connections

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Connecting with Students from Day One

Augusto Heinerici, High School English

Connecting Welding and Other Subjects

Anthony Rowe, Edison High School, Welding

Conferring with Students During Independent Practice

Deborah Rinaldi, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, English

Conferring

Angela Iovine, Kensington Health Science Academy, 9th-12th Grades

Communicating the Objective Throughout the Lesson

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Moore Elementary, 1st Grade

Communicating the Objective

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Clear Expectations and Positive Reinforcement

Caitlin Wraith, E.M. Stanton Elementary, 2nd Grade

Clear Directions for a Moving Activity

Emily Wetzel, Baldi Middle School

Clear Directions Followed by Positive Narration

Lisanne Brown, William Dick Elementary, Kindergarten

Circulating to Support Students in Annotating Texts

Alexandra Longo, Vare-Washington Elementary

Circulating During Practice

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

Checking for Student Understanding: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

Andrea Seigel, Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 9th-12th Grades

Building Respectful Relationships

Catherine Memmolo, Middle School English

Building Relationships to Support Students Academically

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Geometry

Building Relationships

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Building Rapport with a Share Routine

Chloe Leech, Constitution High School, Math

Building Rapport Around High Expectations

Jennifer Stebulis / Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel Elementary, 2nd Grade

Building Inclusion in an ESOL Classroom

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Building Community through Greetings

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel Elementary School, 1st Grade

Building a Sense of Urgency

Andrea Seigel, Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 9th-12th Grades

Bridging Content with Student Interests

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Breaking Down the Objective

Walter Myrick, Amy Northwest Middle School, 8th Grade

Brain Breaks During a Transition

Caitlin Nelson, Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School

Brain Breaks and Engagement Strategies

Vanessa Smith and Shantelle Yarbrough, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade

Brain Break in Middle School Math

Emily Wetzel, Baldi Middle School

Book Handling Instructions

Aileen Lynch, Weir Mitchell Elementary, Kindergarten

Best Practices for Facilitating Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Benefits of Group Work

Michele Roland, Baldi Middle School

Applying the Standards for Mathematical Practice in the Classroom

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Analyzing Poetry

Jenna Beck, Vare-Washington Elementary

Affirming while Redirecting

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Adjusting Instruction to Support Students Midlesson

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Addressing Misconceptions

Andrea Seigel, Carver High School of Engineering and Science, 9th-12th Grades

Addressing a Whole Group Misconception

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Actively Facilitating Learning through Group Work

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics  

Active Participation

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Active Monitoring in Geometry

Sean Ryan, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, Mathematics

Active Monitoring and Leveraging Relationships

Jan Cohen, Kensington High School, Spanish

Active Monitoring

Chloe Leech, Constitution High School, Math  

Active Facilitation of Learning in an ESOL Classroom

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Activating Prior Knowledge

Walter Myrick, Amy Northwest Middle School, 8th Grade

Accommodations: Graphic Organizers

Megan Niedosik, Kensington High School, 9th-12th Grades

“We Do” Phase of the Gradual Release Model

Vanessa Smith, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School, 2nd Grade Math

The components in Domain 4 represent the wide range of teacher’s responsibilities outside the classroom.  These include: reflecting on teaching, maintaining accurate records, communicating with families, participating in a professional community, growing and developing professionally, and showing professionalism.

Why Number Talks?

Deidre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Using Games to Facilitate Student Practice

Jan Cohen, Kensington High School, Spanish

Using Data to Inform Instruction

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA

Using Classroom Expectations to Hold Students Accountable

Keena Core, Weir Mitchell Elementary School, 2nd Grade

Using Blended Learning to Differentiate

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA To see Ms. Aguilera’s blended learning in action as she teaches her students how to transition from group to group, click HERE.

Using Anchor Charts

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Understanding Different Perspectives

Catherine Memmolo, Middle School English

The Importance of Teaching Procedures

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

The Importance of Strong Relationships

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

The First Two Weeks of School

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA

Teaching Organizational Skills to High School Students

Lori Riggs, George Washington High School, Social Studies

Teaching Behavioral Self-Monitoring in the Primary Classroom

Amatise Ponzo, Mitchell Elementary School, 1st Grade  

Structuring Conversations through Collaborative Discourse

Theresa Ann Capecci, Baldi Middle School

Strategies for Making Sense of Informational Text

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Strategies for Getting to Know Students

Thinh Thach, Kirkbride Elementary, 7th & 8th Grade  

Starting a New Year Together

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Social and Emotional Development

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Small Vocabulary Skills Build to a Bigger Picture

Augusto Heinerici, Baldi Middle School

Setting Up the Classroom for Literacy

Kimberly Jones, William Loesche School, 5th Grade ELA

Setting Up a Classroom for Student Ownership

Kyrstin Franz, 3rd Grade, James Dobson School

Setting High Expectations

Vanessa Smith and Shantelle Yarbrough, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade

Setting a High Bar

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Routine in PreK

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Reviewing Expectations for Number Talks

Deirdre Potter, Kirkbride Elementary, 1st Grade

Relationships in Classroom Management

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Real Time Feedback

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel School

Purposeful Grouping in an ESOL Classroom

Annette Cazley, Fels High School, ESOL

Priorities for the First Week of School

Kimberly Jones, William Loesche School, 5th Grade ELA

Preparing for Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Positive Classroom Management

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Planning an Effective Lesson Structure

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Participation Grades in Music Class

Rebecca Moats, Southwark School, Music

Managing Student Behavior and Communicating with Families

Vanessa Smith and Shantelle Yarbrough, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade

Learning Through Play

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Learning English

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Learning about Students

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Incorporating Student Voice into Classroom Routines

Chloe Leech, Constitution High School, Math

Incentives for Mathematical Fact Fluency

Christine Sheffler, Sheridan Elementary

Improving Your Practice

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary

Importance of Early Childhood Education

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Higher Order Thinking Questions and Problem Solving

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Goals and Standards

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Formative Assessment in High School

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Focusing on the Positive

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Focusing on the First Two Weeks

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Flexibility as a Teacher

Kamia Smith, Samuel Powel School

First Grade as a Family

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Facilitating Peer Critiques

Cynthia Holmes, Baldi Middle School  

Establishing Routines & Procedures

Nicole Corkery, Hampton Elementary, First Grade

Encouraging Student Participation

Alexandra Longo, Vare-Washington Elementary School

Embracing Error

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Differentiating by Chunking Text

Barbara Keating, Furness High School, World History

Creative Resources to Motivate Readers

Kyrstin Franz, Dobson Elementary, Grade 3

Creating Strategic Partnerships between Students

Shanelle Lockhart, Kensington High School, Career & Technical Education

Creating Caring Connections

Kamia Smith, 1st Grade

Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Lori Riggs, George Washington High School, Social Studies

Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Deborah Rinaldi, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, English

Continuous Improvement as a Teacher

Lori Riggs, George Washington High School, Social Studies  

Connecting with Students from Day One

Augusto Heinerici, High School English

Connecting with Families

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Connecting Procedures to Purpose

Catherine Memmolo, Middle School English

Collaborating as a Team

Vanessa Smith and Shantelle Yarbrough, Luis Munoz Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade

Building Respectful Relationships

Catherine Memmolo, Middle School English

Building Relationships

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Building Rapport Between Students

Lori Riggs, George Washington High School, Social Studies

Bridging Content with Student Interests

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Brain Breaks and Engagement Strategies

Vanessa Smith and Shantelle Yarbrough, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary, 2nd Grade

Best Practices for Facilitating Discussion

Krista Ruddick, Edison High School, ELA

Benefits of Group Work

Michele Roland, Baldi Middle School

Benefits of Career & Technical Education

Shanelle Lockhart, Kensington High School, Career & Technical Education

Benefits of Blended Learning

Rebecca Aguilera, A.L. Fitzpatrick, Middle School ELA

Being Vulnerable with Students

Stacey Lackey, George Washington High School

Applying the Standards for Mathematical Practice in the Classroom

Derrick Houck, Building 21, AP Physics

Anecdotal Records in PreK

Veronica Carfagno, Kirkbride Elementary

Adjusting Instruction to Support Students Midlesson

Catherine Memmolo, Kirkbride Elementary