Top Videos of 2017: Back-to-School Review

August 4, 2017 / by Lisa Hollenbach

What to Watch on Teaching Channel

Back-to-School time is the perfect opportunity to take a look back at some of your favorite Teaching Channel videos. Start your new school year off right by watching our most popular videos of 2017 (so far).

The Most Watched Video In Every Month of 2017 So Far

New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management

The Runners Up


February & March

April & May



Top 30 Videos of 2017, By Category

Classroom Strategy

  1. New Teacher Survival Guide: Planning
  2. New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management
  3. New Teacher Survival Guide: Differentiating Instruction
  4. Setting the Tone From Day One
  5. Ready to Learn: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture
  6. Improving Participation with Talk Moves
  7. The Stand-Up Game: A Classroom Strategy
  8. Improving Teacher Practice with Sarah Brown Wessling


  1. My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes
  2. Highlighting Mistakes: A Grading Strategy
  3. Classroom Management During Centers
  4. Making Math Fun with Place Value Games
  5. Reasoning About Division
  6. Beyond Fingers: Place Value & the Numbers 11-19


  1. Socratic Seminars: Patience & Practice
  2. Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence
  3. Ms. Bannon: Full Lesson On Finding the Main Idea
  4. Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers
  5. Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive

Social Studies

  1. Differentiating with Learning Menus
  2. Organize Your Thinking to Critically Analyze Text
  3. Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization
  4. Making the Declaration of Independence Come Alive


  1. NGSS: A Vision for K-12 Science Education
  2. Literacy in Physics: Reading a Primary Source
  3. Building Science Vocabulary
  4. Roller Coaster Physics: STEM in Action

Arts Integration

  1. Claims, Evidence, Reasoning
  2. I Do, We Do, You Do

If you’ve made use of one of these videos, or are planning to, let us know in the comments below! And don't forget about our Back to School Starter Packs, which include a number of great resources including back to school checklists.

Topics: Professional Learning, Video Playlist, Back to School

Lisa Hollenbach

Written by Lisa Hollenbach

Lisa Hollenbach is a former high school Social Studies teacher and Department Chair, an adjunct professor, working with pre-service social studies teachers and behavioral science students, and serves as a mentor for the Teacher Leadership program at Mt. Holyoke College. Lisa is passionate about storytelling, teacher voice and leadership, collaboration, innovative instruction, social learning, and redefining professional development. Lisa is a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council, several ECET2 Steering Committees, and is a Co-Founder, Director, and Writing Coach for the National Blogging Collaborative, a non-profit organization that cultivates and supports the capacity of all educators to use their unique voice to elevate the craft of teaching and learning. Lisa leads the Collaborative in engagement and social media storytelling. Connect with Lisa on Teaching Channel, on her blog, or on Twitter: @lisa_hollenbach.

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