Our Snapshots of Practice series presents an in-depth look at Bank Street’s work with students, teachers, and communities to provide fellow educators and researchers with a closer look at the Bank Street approach to teaching and learning. Through reports, videos, audio files, and more, each case study explores a distinct practice, tool, or curriculum and provides thoughtful observations, careful research, and substantial documentation to support study and execution beyond Bank Street-lead classrooms and learning environments.
At the core of each snapshot, the Bank Street approach provides a consistent, nurturing, and effective foundation for our work with both children and adults. By combining a deep understanding of human development and educational theory with a disciplined approach to observation and reflection, the series demonstrates how Bank Street educators and leaders provide students of all ages with meaningful learning opportunities best suited for their social, emotional, and cognitive learning and growth.
The Ideas Came From the Kids: The Developmental-Interaction Approach at Castle Bridge, a New York City Public School [Film]
Todd Chandler, Margaret Blachly, Carmen Colón, and Jessica Charles
Castle Bridge, a public elementary school in New York City, implements Bank Street's developmental-interaction approach to provide deeper learning experiences for children.
Todd Chandler, Alison McKersie, Abigail Kerlin, and Jessica Charles
The Bank Street School for Children's approach to teaching and learning is experience-based, collaborative, and prioritizes strong relationships.
Jessica Charles, Milenis Gonzalez, and Emily Sharrock
The Bank Street Education Center partners with schools and districts across the country to help improve teaching and learning at scale. This publication documents the professional learning processes, tools, and activities used by Bank Street facilitators in their coaching work with teachers and leaders and brings to light what strengths-based, developmentally meaningful teaching and learning looks like for both adults and children.
This publication explores how to inspire teachers to find the joy in math so they can help their students do the same. Through a variety of tools, techniques, and helpful hints, the resource illustrates what high quality math instruction looks like and how teachers can reframe their own thinking about math to create deeper learning opportunities for their students.
This video series, “Learning to Teach,” provides a platform for professional development in early childhood education. It introduces viewers to compelling early childhood classroom footage accompanied by facilitated discussions about observations and teaching practices. You will get a hands-on look at how beginning teachers learn to closely observe children and engage in reflective conversations about children, materials, the classroom environment and themselves.