“Teaching Channel Presents” Now Showing on Public Television!
Now you can admire great teaching on TV in the comfort of your living room.
Invite your friends over, sit back — and watch inspiring teachers in action as public television presents Teaching Channel this fall.
- Episode 20
- Sarah's Picks
2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, chooses 12 videos from Teaching Channel's library that she comes back to over and over. In this episode, she shares why she finds each of the videos useful and inspirational.
- Episode 19
- Perseverance and Problem Solving
We'll visit several classrooms where the most important thing students are learning is the value of making mistakes. You'll witness the sense of accomplishment that comes with problem solving, trying again, and making progress.
- Episode 18
- Reading Like A Historian
A detailed look at a cutting-edge history curriculum that turns away from textbooks. We'll join young "Historians in Training" as they examine original documents and engage in lively discussions to discover the complexities of history.
- Episode 17
- Teaching Math to the Core
Math Common Core State Standards emphasize analysis and problem solving: the how and why of every answer. We'll follow four phenomenal math teachers as they clearly show us how the Common Core can be implemented in classrooms.
- Episode 16
- Teaching English to the Core
We'll join three teachers as they integrate the Common Core State Standards into their daily lessons. Along the way, we'll see one teacher's insider "play-by-play" on his lesson plan and see another teacher reflect on what went right and wrong with her lesson.
- Episode 15
- STEM in Action
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math come alive as students take on engineering challenges that encourage them to think like scientists. Design, collaboration, calculations, and predictions all play a role in these lessons.
- Episode 14
- Math & English Essentials
Some may think that math and English classes have nothing in common, but as we take a look inside several high school classrooms around the country we’ll see they all share a common purpose: make learning relevant.
- Episode 13
- Reading Fundamentals
We'll spend the hour in two fifth grade classrooms where the emphasis is on building strong reading skills and meeting students at their level. Meet two inspirational teachers who believe you can inspire students to be readers by giving them choice, one-on-one guidance, and affirmation.
- Episode 12
- Kindergarten Common Core
We're heading to kindergarten classrooms where many students are getting their very first exposure to the Common Core State Standards. Good foundations for math and literacy start here--but that doesn’t mean the students aren’t having fun!
- Episode 11
- High School English
We'll see how teachers, including 2010 National Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling, are working to implement the Common Core State Standards. As students are asked to go deeper into every text they read, we'll see them dissecting, discussing, and debating their way through complex lessons.
- Episode 10
- Connecting the Arts to Academics
Take a look at how schools are incorporating the arts into their curriculum. See a wide range of lessons from first grade to high school where students learn about math, science, discipline, leadership, and foreign languages through the arts.
- Episode 9
- Inquiry-Based Teaching
A look inside New York’s Urban Academy Laboratory High School where two teachers lead student-driven, student-centered classes. Watch animated discussions unfold when students are challenged to analyze difficult texts in a setting where there are no right or wrong answers.
- Episode 8
- Middle School
See how middle school students in America are being prepared for high school. Follow along as students read a fairy tale to learn the concepts of plot and theme. Find out why passing notes is encouraged in a sixth grade class. Learn how some teachers are motivating young learners by tapping into their interests.
- Episode 7
- Social Studies Essentials
Watch students engage in rigorous lessons about socio-economics, community, and history. We'll start in first grade and finish up in high school with some extraordinary teachers who provide their students with unforgettable experiences in order to learn complex concepts.
- Episode 6
- Technology and Science
Visit classrooms across America where hands-on lessons capture students' interest and imagination. See biology, physics, and chemistry in action and learn about some innovative ways teachers are using technology in the classroom.
- Episode 5
- Arts Essentials
Take a look at how teachers are designing arts programs that promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. Visit several classrooms where art, music, dance, and drama are used to teach math and writing – along with helping students develop social skills and self-confidence.
- Episode 4
- The Common Core State Standards
Watch teachers break new ground putting the Common Core Standards into practice in Math and English Language Arts. The emphasis of these lessons is on deeper thinking, analyzing, and problem solving to better prepare students for success in college and future careers.
- Episode 3
- Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Students learn how to become proactive digital citizens. From understanding safe behavior online to learning how to find reliable sources to seeing how online activity leaves a lasting identity trail—these lessons are designed to develop critical thinking skills.
- Episode 2
- Bullying at School
A look at three innovative approaches to tackling the serious issue of bullying. Visit three schools where parents, teachers, and students are implementing bullying prevention programs that are making a big difference in students' lives.
- Episode 1
- The New Teacher Experience
Follow two teachers in Los Angeles for an intimate look at what the experience is really like. Many beginning teachers are given keys to their classroom and left to sink or swim in isolation. But, with the support of mentors, these teachers persevere through the trials and tribulations of their first year.