Practice

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 […]

The Effects of Teaching Excellence

By Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING – In this video compilation, various Cotsen teachers demonstrate the effects of teaching excellence on student learning. You will see students articulating their thinking, developing arguments using logic and evidence, working productively with their peers, and finding joy in their own learning.

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.

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 […]

What Teaching Excellence Looks Like: Jodi Manby Part 2

In this clip, Jodi Manby develops a distinction between “surface level” connections and “deep connections” when reading. She supports her first grade students at Billy Mitchell Elementary School in Lawndale as they work independently and practice their reading comprehension skills.

Artful Teaching & Student Achievement

Teaching excellence has powerful effects on students.  Excellent teachers make the subject to be learned vibrant and relevant to children.  They draw the students into an experience that fosters interest, memory, and exploration and promotes an ownership of their own learning. In these short clips of students from the classes of Cotsen fellows, you will […]