The Teaching Channel

Understanding Language

  • Jeff Zwiers, senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Director of PD for Understanding Language/SCALE provides video clips and links to videos that exemplify effective practices of communication-based and interactive learning. 


Quality Academic Discussions

Content Conversations: Strategies for ELLs

  • This post by ELLMA Executive Director Nicole Knight summarizes videos produced by the OUSD - TCH collaboration. These videos cover strategies such as Using Number Talks to Develop Mathematical Thinking, Enhancing Reading Workshop, Encouraging Equitable Participation of ELLs in Class Discussions, Preparing Students for Socratic Seminar and more!


Academic Discussions with ELLs

    In this series, we delve into three classrooms where English Language Learners (ELLs) are engaged in academic conversations. From talk moves to participation protocols, these teachers share clear structures that encourage students to talk and learn from each other. 

Long Term English Learner videos