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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
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.