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Effective Practices Videos

The Department is deeply committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a world-class corps of educators.  This involves creating resources to support teachers and leaders throughout their career as educators. 

The Effective Practice Video Library is one of these resources. The library features Missouri educators demonstrating effective teaching practices. It includes examples of instruction aligned to the Missouri Model Teacher Standards and Indicators and is designed to promote collaborative discussion, to help educators build observation and feedback skills, and as a tool for teaching and learning.  Peer observation is used throughout a teacher’s career, not just at the beginning but throughout, to promote professional learning and to allow a teacher to start questioning and improving their own teaching practice.  

 

Standard 1: Content Knowledge Aligned With Appropriate Instruction

1.1 - Content knowledge and academic language

  • Laura Grayson, 3rd Grade Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, George R. Robinson Elementary, Kirkwood School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

1.2 - Student engagement in subject matter

  • Laura Grayson, 3rd Grade Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, George R. Robinson Elementary, Kirkwood School District

  • Jamie Manker, 2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year, AP World History, Rockwood Summit High School, Rockwood School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

Standard 2: Student Learning, Growth and Development

2.4 - Differentiated lesson design

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

2.5 - Prior experiences, multiple intelligences, strengths and needs

  • Laura Grayson, 3rd Grade Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, George R. Robinson Elementary, Kirkwood School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

Standard 4: Critical Thinking

4.1 - Instructional strategies leading to student engagement in problem-solving and critical thinking

  • Jamie Manker, 2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year, AP World History, Rockwood Summit High School, Rockwood School District

4.2 - Appropriate use of instructional resources to enhance student learning

  • Laura Grayson, 3rd Grade Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, George R. Robinson Elementary, Kirkwood School District

4.3 - Cooperative, small group and independent learning

  • Jamie Manker, 2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year, AP World History, Rockwood Summit High School, Rockwood School District

Standard 5: Positive Classroom Environment

5.2 - Management of time, space, transitions, and activities

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

5.3 - Classroom, school and community culture

  • Laura Grayson, 3rd Grade Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, George R. Robinson Elementary, Kirkwood School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District

  • Beth Vernon, 8th Grade Earth & Space Science Teacher, 2006-2008 STARR Teacher, 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Springs School District