Snapshots of Practice

The Bank Street Approach in Context

The films below show what teaching and learning looks like in two New York City schools. The first film illustrates the developmental-interaction approach in action at the Bank Street School for Children. The second film shows the same approach in Castle Bridge School.


Chandler, T., McKersie, A., Kerlin, A., Charles, J. (2019). A civics lesson: Perspective taking in early adolescence. [Video]. Retrieved from

Chandler, T., Blachly, M., Colón, C., Charles, J. (2019). The ideas came from the kids: The developmental-interaction approach at Castle Bridge, a New York City public school. [Video].