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Teaching Channel takes you inside America's K-12 classrooms with 5 short documentaries that showcase inspiring and effective teaching practices. Visit a multi-lingual classroom in Los Angeles where students learn to find their voice. See 6th graders on a microscopic safari. Watch graphing come alive for a group of active 3rd graders. See how one new teacher works to improve his practice with instructional coach Jim Knight, and check out the lengths one middle school math teacher will go to boost retention for his students. Amazing Classrooms - Finding Their Voice - A diverse group of students in a Los Angeles elementary classroom find a common voice and common language through community building in the classroom. Great Lesson Ideas - Pond Water Safari - 6th grade scientists hunt for prey using microscopes in murky pond water and explore what it means to observe and classify microscopic organisms. Great Lesson Ideas - Graphing with Colors - An introduction to bar graphing becomes active when students are tasked to graph colors found around the room. Talking about Teaching with Jim Knight - Closed or Open: That is the Question - Instructional coach and ed researcher Jim Knight advises a social studies teacher on using open and closed questions to enhance learning during a class on economic systems. Tough to Teach - Adding Integers - An innovative math teacher uses "The Number Line Dance" to build retention and engagement in an introductory lesson on integers.
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