In a recent MiddleWeb newsletter, we highlighted Success at the Core, a website filled with videos about high-impact instructional strategies and ideas for leading change at the school level. It's all free — just register to access everything on the site. If you'd like to sample before signing up, here are two sample videos that don't require becoming a SATC member:
The Big Brain - a Cooperative Learning Protocol – Take a look at how students in Barbara Cleveland’s seventh grade math class use a small group cooperative learning protocol in a math investigation.
Facilitating Student-Centered Discussion – Take a look at how students in Steven English’s eighth grade science class refine their understanding of scientific concepts through small group and whole class discussions.
Each video runs about 8 minutes. As you'll see, just below the video window, SATC has provided some information about the school, class length, etc. Both of these videos involve classes with lots of student diversity.