Metro Nashville Public Schools: Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Metro Nashville Public Schools: Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

(birds chirping) – [Woman] Here in Nashville we have 168 schools. – [Woman 2] We have about 88,000 students, 124 languages are spoken. We have historically had over 70 percent economically disadvantaged in our district. In some of our schools…

Art Works: Integrating Creativity in the Curriculum

Art Works: Integrating Creativity in the Curriculum

>>Narrator: Like many of his classmates at the Boston Arts Academy, Marvin Balan is a gifted musician.>>Student band: [playing Jazz]>>Ironically his passion for music grew out of his dread of math class.>>Marvin: I was in sixth grade and a couple…

Teachers Support Differentiated Learning Through Professional Development and Collaboration

Teachers Support Differentiated Learning Through Professional Development and Collaboration

>>Sometimes, y’all when we’re researching we find out things that we think we knew already might not be exactly true. Is that okay? Yes.>>Narrator: The teaching team at Forrest Lake is a tight knit group. Many of them have worked…

Remake Your Class Part 3: Exploring a Collaborative Learning Environment

Remake Your Class Part 3: Exploring a Collaborative Learning Environment

>>Steve: Guys, you ready?>>Yeah!>>All right, here we go!>>Wow, oh, my goodness, whoa!>>Christian: The first thing that hit me when we walked in the room this morning was just how much light, how much space, and how alive the room felt.>>What…

Remake Your Class Part 1: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment

Remake Your Class Part 1: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment

>>Steve: My name is Steve Mattice, I’m a math and science teacher here at Roosevelt Middle School. I have been teaching for about seven years now.>>Narrator: Steve had a problem. His classroom was too small for the 36 students who…

Collaboration Days for Curriculum Design

Collaboration Days for Curriculum Design

– Up until recently, people worked on their own in their rooms. I mean curriculum development was something we did with maybe a colleague or two. Maybe someone you went to your credential program with. – We engendered this sense…

Structuring Collaboration for Student Success (Keys to PBL Series Part 3)

Structuring Collaboration for Student Success (Keys to PBL Series Part 3)

>>Peggy: The teacher doesn’t just throw control to the students and say, “Let me know what you figure out.” She really has to plan ahead of time, she has to figure out how to group the students so that they’re…

How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

>>There’s distribution and–>>Do you wanna start on that one first?>>Yeah, we’ll start on distribution. There’s a water cycle website. Check out what the interactive water cycle is.>>Computer: Water on the earth is constantly on the move. It recycles over and–>>This…

Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency

Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency

>>Kathy Murphy: We’re going to pretend the whole class is one group, and we want to see how well you work together. You need to get in line by the day you were born, without talking.>>Dan St. Louis: Because we…

Teacher Collaboration: Spreading Best Practices School-Wide

Teacher Collaboration: Spreading Best Practices School-Wide

>>Karl: When we work together, we are able to create something great for our students. That collaboration creates an amazing school environment.>>Mary Beth: One of the biggest challenges of any school is people go into their rooms and they close…