Teaching Channel invites you to attend visionary K-12 classrooms around the United States. Tap your feet along to a lesson that studies similes with the help of Duke Ellington. Watch an incredible two-woman team tackle algebra with their middle school students, and discover more about the new Common Core State Standards being put in place. Language Meets Music - Music teacher Genein Letford teaches students about similes to the beat of Duke Ellington using story, jazz solos, and improvisations. Filmed at New Academy Canoga Park, CA. Classroom Close-Up - Algebra Team - Math teachers Marlo Warburton and Juliana Jones work together on creating all of their algebra lessons. Each teacher has their own unique teaching style, but with the same lesson plans they create undeniably great lessons. Education Update - the CCSS for English and Literacy - See an introduction to the new Common Core state standards including background on the design process, key features, and major differences.