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March 19, 2016
This Week: Embracing the Madness!
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In this video, Anne Mechler introduces meditation to her students to help them be present and focused.
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After leading her #TchStressAway campaign, Laureate Crystal Morey realizes that managing stress is more critical than eliminating it.
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Tournament time can be a distraction… unless you go with the flow. Erica Snyder provides three great ideas for doing just that.
Notes from the Tch Laureates

"Ms. DeBose, I need to meditate.” These were words I heard from a former student during my prep period. I asked her what was going on and she shared that some of her peers were bad-mouthing her because of a decision she’d made. It had gotten to the point where she was starting to believe the negative things they were saying. We processed the situation and then we sat for a short three-minute meditation. Those three minutes were one of the best gifts we could have received. Once the chime went off and we opened our eyes, my student said, “I feel so peaceful now.” I did too.

Our work of teaching and learning can be physically and emotionally taxing, especially during this time of year when high-stakes exams and the end of the year are quickly approaching. It’s essential that we take time to care for ourselves and help our students do the same. This week Anne Mechler shares how she helps her students practice mindfulness in the classroom and we’ll learn how fellow Teaching Channel Laureate Crystal Morey’s #TchStressAway campaign helped teachers across the country — including me! — reduce stress in their lives. We’ve got to take care of ourselves and this week’s resources will help us do just that.

SarahTom Jenkins


Teacher Channel Laureate
Tchers’ Voice
Img LeftMiddle School Principal Megan Dawson uses Teaching Channel Teams as a powerful and creative forum for teacher evaluation.

Img LeftCalling all Science teachers: Kathy Renfrew will be hosting a #TchLIVE twitter chat that will help you make the most of the National Science Teachers Association conference.

Q&A: Answer These Questions
Q: What advice would you give 50 + year old teachers? (Advice may come from both young and old alike.)
Q: Where can I find informational reading texts for third grade?
Q: What resources are there to teach 7th grade reading students with learning disabilities?
Mark Your Calendar
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Get a preview of the National Science Teachers Association conference and find out what the Tch NextGen Science Squad will be up to there.

March 24, 4 pm Pacific
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Authors and renowned educators Chris Lehmann and Zac Chase will discuss their ideas on creating a modern school based on the needs of today’s students. Click the link for details on how to get a 30% publisher’s discount when you purchase Building School 2.0 prior to the chat.

March 31, 4 pm Pacific
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Boeing Science Laureate Tom Jenkins will be at the NSTA Shareathon April 2, 2016, 9:30- 10:30AM. Stop by to learn how Teaching Channel is supporting #anewkindofpd and receive our thanks for being a part of our community!

Nashville, TN March 31-April 3
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Atlanta, GAApril 2-4
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Tch Laureate Kristin Gray will be presenting at this year’s NCTM. You can connect with Kristin via Twitter: @mathminds.

San Francisco, CAApril 13-16
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