Teaching Tips Videos

Videos showing a teacher modeling the Teaching Tips in a classroom.

Solving the Sing-Alongs

Olive and Otto have to figure out why the mayor keeps breaking out into song.

Effective Teaching Routines

  • Use Key Vocabulary

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates strategies for teaching vocabulary during a math lesson.

  • Mediate Game Play

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates strategies for guiding students as they play online games.

  • Engage All Children

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates strategies for keeping all children engaged in learning.

  • Maintain Brisk Pacing

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates strategies for maintaining brisk pacing in a lesson.

Teaching a Lesson Using The Cat in the Hat

  • Preparing to Teach a Lesson

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates how she prepares to teach a lesson using online games.

  • Build Background: Math

    A kindergarten teacher shows how she how she builds students’ background knowledge in math.

  • Build Background: Vocabulary

    A kindergarten teacher shows how she how she builds students’ vocabulary using The Cat In The Hat.

  • Get Ready to Play

    A teacher shows how she prepares students to play an online game.

  • Play the Game

    A kindergarten teacher leads children in playing an online educational game.

  • Wrap Up

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates effective strategies for wrapping up a lesson.

  • Teaching a Lesson Using Digital Games

    A teacher models the steps involved in teaching a lesson.

Teaching a Lesson Using Peg + Cat

  • Build Background

    A kindergarten teacher shows how she builds students’ background knowledge in math.

  • Watch Together

    A kindergarten teacher shows how she how she uses a Peg + Cat video to reinforce vocab.

  • Get Ready to Play

    A teacher demonstrates how she prepares students to play a Peg + Cat online shape games.

  • Play The Game

    A kindergarten teacher leads students in playing a Peg + Cat online game.

  • Wrap Up

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates effective strategies for wrapping up a lesson.

  • Explore with a Friend

    A kindergarten teacher models the use of learning centers where students work.

  • Develop Understanding of Mathematical Practices

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates helping students understand key mathematical practices.

  • Differentiating Instruction

    A kindergarten teacher discusses how she provides differentiated instruction.

  • Deepen Learning through Explicit Teaching

    A kindergarten teacher demonstrates how she deepens student learning with online games.

  • Teaching with Transmedia

    A teacher discusses how teaching new concepts using multiple platforms enhances learning.

Teaching a Lesson Using Odd Squad

  • Build Background

    A 1st grade teacher demonstrates with two students to develop an understanding of length.

  • Watch Together

    A 1st grade teacher uses a clip from Odd Squad to introduce good measurement practices.

  • Get Ready to Play

    The teacher demonstrates how to play an Odd Squad game and explains its features.

  • Play The Game

    The teacher prompts students to visualize solutions as they play the “Blob Chase” game.

  • Explore with a Friend

    Once the class has played the game as a group, student pairs explore it on their own.

  • Wrap Up

    Students respond as the teacher reviews the math concepts covered during the lesson.

  • Preparing to Teach

    A 1st grade teacher prepares lessons that integrate common core standards with PBS KIDS content.

  • Learning is Social

    A 1st grade teacher shares tips for collaboration, using technology and group work.

  • Technology as a Pathway to Learning

    A 1st first grade teacher shares how she prepares students to use technology in the classroom.

  • Teaching Mathematical Practices

    A 1st grade teacher reinforces good mathematical practices in her unit on measurement.

  • The Other Ms. O

    Agents Olive, Otto, and Oscar need to figure out which day from the past a second Ms. O came from.

  • Agent Obfusco's Challenges

    Olive and Otto have to solve a series of challenges to keep their Odd Squad badges.

  • Solving the Sing-Alongs

    Olive and Otto have to figure out why the mayor keeps breaking out into song.

  • A Walk in the Park

    Olive and Otto figure out why people are suddenly covered in plaids and stripes.

  • Defeating the Hydraclops

    Olive and Otto walk into room and greet Oscar. Olive says, "Hey, Oscar, Happy Friday."

  • Otto Is Shrinking

    Odd Squad agents have to stop agent Otto from shrinking.