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Video in the Classroom: Equipment Checklist

Teaching has always been visual, but what was once communicated on fusty overhead slide...

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Student Historians: Inquiry-Based Learning in a Social Studies Class

“One of the big challenges today is that students are inundated with the ability to access...

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Making Every Minute Count: 5 Summer Learning Opportunities

Just a month or two ago, you were knee-deep in the cycle of planning, lesson delivery, and...

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Getting Better: Learning from Feedback

Learning is magical and mysterious. It's hard to know when we're getting better and how we've...

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Reflecting and Recharging This Summer

By now, you've probably worked through the piles of papers and exams that needed grading. You've...

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Why I Use Video and Teaching Channel Teams

I believe video is an essential and powerful teaching tool. But, it will only work if teachers...

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2012-13 School Year: What Was Your Shining Moment?

As June arrives, my Facebook feed has been full of end-of-year reflections from my teacher...

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3 Keys to Modeling with Mathematics in the K-8 Classroom

How often do you ask students to apply the math they know to problems that might arise in life,...

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Building Common Core Skills: Beyond Turn and Talk

Recently, I have been spending quality time with the Common Core Standards. My current...

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Tcher Advice Column + Search Engine = Q&A

This year I've been coaching several pre-service teachers. As they prepare to graduate and...

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Are Teachers Ready for Common Core?

Each year the MetLife Foundation conducts the important Survey of the American Teacher offering...

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Are PD and Collaboration Potential Keys to Teacher Job Satisfaction?

Each Spring I look forward to the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher—it-s a valuable tool...

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Debunking 5 Common Core Myths

You've heard the adage: one step forward, two steps back. Sometimes I think that's how we all...

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Responding to Concerns: Does the Common Core Demoralize Teachers?

"If we want uncommon learning for our children in a time of common standards, we must be willing...

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Beyond Right Answers: Math and the Core

Throughout this series of Let's Chat Core, we've focused a lot on literacy because it impacts...

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Survey Indicates Tch is a Well-Used PD Tool

Our first Tchers' Voice survey of the New Year shows that we have a lot of new people to welcome...

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Teaching Others to Embrace Common Core

Early this fall Teaching Channel began an extended commitment to bring you new resources to help...

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5 Questions to Ask about Core Resources

If you're anything like me, you've probably been noticing that almost every catalog that is sent...

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What I'm Hearing from Teachers of the Year

I just escaped a nasty Iowa snowstorm for the warm rays of Scottsdale, Arizona where I am...

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Let’s Chat Core: Simplifying Text Complexity

As I meet and talk to teachers about the Common Core State Standards, I consistently hear the...

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