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Are there any videos of ONLY TEACHERS TEACHING AND STUDENTS INTERACTING, rather than the running teacher commentary about what they are doing during the video? I would LOVE to be able to show my teachers just a video of a student discussion or a Socratic seminar without someone talking about what is happening as the students talk or hold the seminar.

Apr 11, 2016 2:29pm

I would like QUALITY videos to demonstrate the classroom setting without the "training commentary" added in afterwards. It would also be extremely effective if there would be more average, public school settings rather than charter schools with reduced class sizes - would make it more valid for my teachers.

  • English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies
  • 6-12
  • Engagement
  • Student Collaboration


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    • Apr 11, 2016 9:18pm

      I have found several good bell-to-bell lessons at Teaching the Core. The exemplar videos are annotated, allowing you to jump to sections according to the annotation. However, you can watch everything from the entry task to the end of class, with real students and teachers in a variety of settings. Although I did not see a Socratic seminar exemplar, there are a variety of discussion styles to watch, with plenty of student-to-student interaction. Each exemplar also has a video with it in which the teacher introduces the lesson and its objectives. Check out "Common Core Video Exemplars" at

      • Apr 12, 2016 8:24am

        Hi Debra- Here is a search link to "uncut" Teaching Channel videos. Hope that this helps!