A Tools School in Focus
Southern High School: Louisville, Kentucky
Hear from teachers at Southern High School in Louisville, Kentucky, a school where Tools are an integral part of designing and delivering instruction in every classroom.
Southern High School in Louisville, Kentucky offers a wide variety of academic programs and activities for students. At Southern, the mission is clear: “To use a collaborative process focused on learning, ensuring all students develop twenty-first-century skills so that they will be college-and-career-ready.”
Click on the videos below to learn how teachers at Southern High School use Tools in their classrooms
Mind Your Ps & Qs (instructional tool for K-W-L)
English teacher Amanda Magee shares tips for making the classic Know-Want-Learn (KWL) organizer from Tools for Promoting Active, In-Depth Learning more effective.
4-2-1 Summarize (instructional tool)
Kelly Dearmond shows how she uses 4-2-1 Summarize from Tools for Thoughtful Assessment to help her students find the main idea of complex texts.
Stop, Slow, Go! (instructional tool)
John Owen talks about how he uses Stop, Slow, Go! from Tools for Thoughtful Assessment to quickly assess student understanding in his automotive technology class.
Math Notes (instructional tool)
Kanna Edison explains how using Math Notes from Math Tools helps students break down and solve problems.
Task Rotation (instructional tool)
Nathan Jebsen describes how he uses Task Rotation from Tools for Thoughtful Assessment in his Spanish class to encourage students to show what they’ve learned in different ways.