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Experience Fit Teaching, a coherent approach designed for schools and districts to ensure that high-quality teaching and learning occurs in every classroom, every day. The role of the educator is an intellectually demanding one requiring the support of clear, research-based strategies to ensure success. That’s where FIT Teaching in Action comes in. Drawing on the work of authors and educators, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, this video outlines their FIT Teaching framework, a tool for teachers that provides them with the strategies and expertise they need to elevate instruction. Fisher and Frey have developed a system of tactics that, when consistently and thoughtfully implemented, results in success for all. Using FIT Teaching framework, teachers can show continuous growth in a high-stakes evaluation process; more important, students are provided the opportunity to flourish. In Fit Teaching you’ll see teachers at all levels using the four elements of the framework (School and Classroom Culture, Establishing a Purpose, Gradual Release of Responsibility, Formative and Summative Assessments) to support their students in learning. You’ll also hear Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey’s expert advice and practical guidance on implementing the FIT Teaching framework at your school. Embracing FIT Teaching provides teachers with the tools for success they need in the classroom and offers a foundation for achievement that all students deserve.
(ASCD DVD, 2015) One 65-minute video with bonus features
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.
In Building Equity, Dominique Smith, Nancy Frey, Ian Pumpian, and Douglas Fisher, colleagues at San Diego’s innovative Health Sciences High & Middle College, introduce the School Equity Taxonomy, a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and excellent schooling experience, and the School Equity Audit, a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues. Built on the authors’ own experiences and those of hundreds of educators throughout the United States, this book is filled with examples of policy initiatives and practices that support critical standards of equity and high-quality, inclusive learning experiences.
Educator Alexis Wiggins provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts-and-bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment. She also shares troubleshooting tips, ideas for assessment and group grading, and the experiences of real teachers and students who use the technique to develop and share content knowledge in a way that’s both revolutionary and truly inspiring.