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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. Travel to Oakland, CA, where students get hands-on at local hospitals. An egg represents your brain in an 8th grade science lesson. Educational guru Jim Knight works with a 7th grade teacher on the pace and structure of her classes, and watch a teacher use first hand accounts to make a lesson about the Holocaust incredibly personal. Amazing Classrooms - FACES for the Future - High school students in a unique program in Oakland, California are given the opportunity to explore a future career by assisting at local hospitals. Great Lesson Ideas - Why do I Need to Wear a Bicycle Helmet? - Students explore Newton's Laws through an in-class demonstration and use scientific language to make predictions about what will happen. Great Lesson Ideas - Proportions Trail - Students are actively engaged and practicing accuracy as they complete math problems posted around the room. Talking about Teaching with Jim Knight - Pace and Structure in Lesson Planning - Instructional coach Jim Knight advises a new teacher to keep her warm-ups short and divide learning objectives into bite-size pieces, which will make students feel successful and keep them engaged. Tough to Teach - Lessons From the Holocaust - Social studies teacher Jeremy Howard brings history to life using video testimonies and a rich discussion on the Pyramid of Hate.
 

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