FREE VIDEOS FOR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS

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Videos for Teachers, Principals, and School Leaders

Quiz More, Grade Less

3-minute quick tip video

Research finds that giving students frequent, ungraded quizzes significantly increases their retention of learning. Bryan Goodwin breaks down the cognitive science behind this and offers tips on how teachers can use quizzing to boost their students’ ability to recall and apply new knowledge.

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Give Students a Second Chance

3-minute quick tip video

Recent studies suggest that letting students retake an exam can greatly improve learning. Bryan Goodwin talks in depth about why this instructional tactic is effective and offers practical tips you can use in your classroom to help your students recall important information

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Collective Efficacy Online

3-minute quick tip video

Collective efficacy is a shared belief among teachers that they can make a difference for their students, and schools that have collective efficacy also tend to have higher levels of student achievement. If you’re teaching onsite at your school, you can build collective efficacy in person during team meetings. But what if you’re working remotely, teaching online? In this video, Jeanette Simenson-Gurolnick shares a few quick tips for collaborating with your colleagues online.

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Curiosity and Committing to Learning

5-minute quick tip video

Educator and author Tonia Gibson shares 4 strategies that teachers can use to develop effective, sustainable, and curiosity-driven learning in their schools. Boost your students’ engagement and motivation to learn by using their own natural drive to be curious and make discoveries.

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Engaging Students in Learning

5-minute quick tip video

Cheryl Abla, a longtime classroom teacher and co-author of Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works, shares three quick strategies teachers can use to help their students engage and connect with what they are learning, and deepen their understanding of important concepts and content.

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3 Characteristics of High-Quality Questions

3-minute quick tip video

In this quick video for teachers, Dr. Kris Rouleau, co-author of Learning That Sticks and Curiosity Works, explains how to ask your students higher quality questions in the classroom that will prompt them to think more deeply about the concepts and content they’re learning.

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