Teacher Sensitivity— Being Aware and Responsive to Students' Concerns
As a teacher, it can feel hard to be aware and responsive to all your students' needs. However, we know that classrooms with high Teacher Sensitivity improve student engagement and create more positive peer behavior. Listen to the experts offer tips for both teachers and CLASS observers.
February 27, 2019
From CLASS Observer to PreK Teacher
Meet Mary- After a PhD and fours years observing full-time she decided to go into the classroom as a preschool teacher for the first time. She offers good tips for new teachers as well as CLASS observers.
February 1, 2019
CLASS Group Coaching
Have you been wondering what CLASS Group Coaching or MMCI is? Listen as two educators share their experience from the perspective of a teacher and center director. I also reach out to one of the instructional designers to hear about some of the basics of the program.
January 9, 2019
CLASS and Montessori
Ever wonder how a CLASS assessment or coaching would look in a Montessori classroom? Learn more about the Montessori approach and what you would see as a CLASS observer.
December 11, 2018
Regard for Student Perspectives: Part 2
How do you emphasize students' interests, motivations, and point of view throughout the day? How can you encourage responsibility and autonomy with such young students? And how does that support the Pyramid Model of Social Emotional Learning? We attempt to answer all these questions in this episode!
November 7, 2018
Regard for Student Perspectives
Emphasizing children’s interests, motivations, and point of view while encouraging responsibility, independence, and autonomy can feel overwhelming. In this, part 1 of 2 on regard, we'll cover incorporating Regard for Student Perspectives in inclusive classrooms as well as during whole-group.
October 9, 2018
Ask the Author- An interview with Bridget Hamre
Co-author of the CLASS tool and our new Chief Impact Officer, Bridget Hamre, answers questions on her role, goals, and vision for the future.
September 13, 2018
Observing in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
Start the conversation with us as we explore ways to ways to address and prevent bias while observing with the CLASS tool.
August 31, 2018
Back to School
Transitioning back to school is an exciting and exhausting time. Gina Gates offers some advice to help ease back in.
August 14, 2018
Instructional Support- A deeper look
We explore the importance of Emotional Support and Classroom Organization in raising Instructional Support learning outcomes. These strategies are geared toward teachers and coaches working with children from toddlers to high schoolers.
July 31, 2018
Scoring and Supporting Instructional Support
Promoting higher-order thinking skills in whole-group time, providing opportunities for creating, scoring repetition and extension, and when to focus coaching conversations on Instructional Support are all covered in this episode.
July 17, 2018
New to CLASS
What is CLASS? And your questions on certifying, your first live observation, and tips for new trainers.
July 3, 2018
Managing Challenging Behaviors
In our very first episode of Teaching with CLASS, I reach out to two CLASS experts to answer your questions about Behavior Management.
June 25, 2018
Behavior Management- Part 2
We had so many great questions about Behavior Management, we made two episodes! In part two we discuss strategies for students with behavior plans, supporting students on the autism spectrum, and how to find the cause of more severe behaviors.
June 25, 2018