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February 14, 2015
This Week: Encouraging an Academic Mindset
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See how you can foster the development of metacognitive thinking and academic mindset to give students the agency to chart their future.
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Watch how Steven English engages students in scientific concepts through small group and whole class discussions.
Sarah's Notes

Imagine yourself sitting at a student’s desk. You often hear your teacher referring to you and your classmates as “children” or “students.” And then, one day, you hear “scientist,” “scholar,” or “engineer.” All of a sudden, you sit up taller, listen more carefully, and feel a different sense of purpose in the lesson at hand. In fact, it might not even feel like a lesson anymore. Now, more like what scientists, scholars, and engineers do. Go inside Suney Park’s classroom to see how you can use language to encourage academic success.

Sarah Sarah Sig
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
Tchers’ Voice
Img LeftIt’s Valentine’s Day! Join Sarah Brown Wessling and her students as they dive into Shakespeare’s poetic language of love.

Img LeftIf student collaboration in your classroom is more painful than productive, take a look at these great tips from New Tech Network’s Paul Curtis.

Q&A: Answer These Questions
Q: During group activities, should I put all of my ELL students together?
Q: Learning stations: What is the best way to set them up and hold students accountable for each station?
Q: What are some alternatives to having students write book reports?
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Join us and Sarah Brown Wessling for a #TchLIVE Twitter chat. We'll talk about how we stay motivated throughout the year.
Thursday, February 26th
4 p.m. PST
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