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Hi Member,
I hope that you are coping with this summer heat. In Johnston, Iowa we are expecting temperatures in the 90's this weekend... along with thunderstorms. Yikes!

This week I was able to spend some time in Hot-lanta at the ECS National Forum on Education Policy, where some teacher conversations inevitably lamented (in the midst of the Atlanta heat) about how difficult it is to keep students engaged when the temperatures start to rise.

In the last few weeks, we covered ELA & Math Common Core Standards. I'd like to change it up this week and share some videos on Engagement, another topic educators told us was high on their list in our last Tchers' Voice survey.

And... we've got some great news!

The Teaching Channel Video Library has just joined the 500 Club! There are more than 500 high-quality videos; just in time for your lesson planning for the upcoming year. Visit our video library and use the filters on the left side of the web page to watch the videos that interest you most. And, we encourage you to comment on our videos, so other teachers can see your feedback and ideas.

Below are 3 videos on student engagement for this week. Happy Viewing!
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
In this video, I attempt to manage, monitor, and sustain a student-centered discussion for an entire class period.
In under one minute, Ms. Noonan shares the 'SLANT' technique in order to get students to actively participate in class.
Ryan Berger, with the help of instructional coach Jim Knight, refines his center management techniques. A lesson plan and transcript are available under the 'Supporting Materials' tab on the video page.
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