I’m a collector. I’m a collector of words, of stories, of ideas. Actually, I think most teachers are collectors because it’s how we generate that stockpile of great ideas. Your reserve might be found in a drawer, a file folder, or a Pinterest board. Whatever the methodology, the purpose is to have choices, and lots of them.
We have a new type of resource for your collection. Our new lesson videos now feature a downloadable PDF, Behind-the-Lesson: Teacher Planning Notes (look for them in the Supporting Materials section under the videos). You can find an example here: The Writing Recipe Essay Structure for ELL
. With planning notes, our goal is to reveal the work that goes on before and after filming a lesson. We hope this resource helps you stay mindful about making deliberate moves towards getting better.
The 2014 National Teacher of the Year will be announced this week — check Teaching Channel
for the big news! In the meantime, don’t miss the Profiles in Practice videos from the four finalists:
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
3 Videos on Teaching as a Team Sport