April 7, 2021

Resources for Summer Learning

Summer of Learning

Don’t let summer pass you by! Try something new with Teaching Channel’s summer offerings.

Grow Your Professional Learning Community (PLC)

pencil iconTeaching Channel’s First Book Club: This summer we’re reading Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink. Then, participate in our #TchLIVE Twitter discussion on July 31st.

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Help a Teacher Out: Check into our Q&A forum where teachers are asking their most pressing questions.

Getting Better Together

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New Teacher Survival Guide: Find the videos, blogs, and other resources that will walk you through the steps you’ll need to take before the first day of school.

video iconVideo Playlist Bonanza: Wondering what to watch on Teaching Channel this summer? In this teacher-curated list, find Teaching Channel videos for all your summer professional learning needs.

pencil iconSarah Brown Wessling’s Ideal Teacher Bookshelf: See the books Sarah has on her professional learning bookshelf and think about the books that would make it onto your own list.

pencil icon10 Ways to Get Smarter Over the Break: Keep your mind busy over the break. In this Summer DIY, find ten ways to stimulate your brain amidst much needed down time.

pencil icon5 Summer Learning Opportunities: Here are five simple ways to make the most of your summer weeks so that you’re rested and inspired when the start of the 2014-15 school year rolls around.

pencil iconLeadership Development Modules: These seven modules help leadership teams define quality instruction and advocate for it in their schools. Resources include videos, handouts, and facilitator guides.

Brush Up On the Common Core

video iconLet’s Chat Core: In this popular series, Sarah Brown Wessling answers your questions about the Common Core through blogs, videos, and podcasts.

video iconMaking Sense of Common Core: An Interactive Guide for Educators: This interactive book will help you gain confidence in understanding and implementing the CCSS.

pencil iconTop 10 Common Core Insider Secrets: Download this white paper with Sarah Brown Wessling’s 10 greatest “a-ha” moments in working with the Common Core.

Lesson Planning

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10 Great Lesson Planning Templates and Resources: A variety of lesson and unit planning templates that can help you focus as you start planning.

pencil iconThe Power of Planning: 5 Ways to Learn Through Writing Lesson Plans: For new and experienced teachers, learn how writing detailed lesson plans can prepare you for success.

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Practice, Planning & Collaboration Around the Common Core State Standards: In the first of a five-part video series, watch a lesson taught two ways based on varying levels of English fluency.

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Lesson Planning: Completed Lesson and Unit Plans: Reading the plans of others gives us the opportunity to learn new ideas for great lessons. In this blog find tons and tons of completed plans to learn from.


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