Videos on Teaching Excellence

Opening Remarks at the 11th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference

During the opening session of the 11th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference, Jerry Harris, the ART of TEACHING’s executive director, welcomed the group, and spoke to the heart of building educational excellence. These are some of his remarks about the Cotsen Foundation and the state of educational instruction.

Teaching to the Common Core: 1st Grade Math

  In this video, Cotsen alumna Teri Malpass teaches a 1st Grade math class using “Math Wall” and cognitively guided instruction as students work to solve a word problem. Below you will find the Common Core State Standards addressed, as well as questions to consider while watching the video. Print in bold represents information found […]

Cotsen Mentors and Fellows Observe at Billy Mitchell Elementary

By Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING mentors and fellows observe a teacher at Billy Mitchell Elementary and share their thoughts on the process.

Teachers Talk About Their Experiences as Cotsen Fellows

By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Teachers Jennifer Moore, Mediha Din and Elizabeth Wystrach talk about what their experience as Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching fellows means to them and how it has helped to improve their teaching.

What Teaching Excellence Looks Like: Jodi Manby Teaches Reading

By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Former Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING fellow Jodi Manby teaches reading to her first grade students at Billy Mitchell Elementary School in Lawndale. Watch as she takes them ‘deep‘ into an exploration of a new book. She isn’t just teaching them to […]

The Quest for Teaching Excellence

By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Judy Johnson, the Executive Director of the Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching , discusses how the quest for teaching excellence begins with treating teachers with respect and providing support so that they will be motivated to do the hard work necessary to reach […]

A Principal’s Views

By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Former Billy Mitchell Elementary principal Lucia Karaptian talks about the difference Cotsen teachers have made and how they are helping other teachers at Billy Mitchell reach for excellence.