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Hi Member,
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
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Grades 6-12 | Math | Professional Learning
In this video, you’ll see students engaged in Deeper Learning and hear how teachers work together to elevate the work in their classes.
 
All Grades | All Subjects | Professional Learning
Visit Tech Valley High School in this video, and hear how teachers use their collective observations to analyze student work in an effort to learn how to better respond to students.
 
All Grades | Professional Learning
Learn how teachers use calibration protocols to set shared expectations and engage in meaningful collaborative conversations.
 
No one deserves to be showered with attention more than you. And in preparation for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9) we’ve collected over 200 prizes to thank you during our "5 Days, 5 Ways" giveaway. Just take a moment to complete your educator profile to be eligible!
This week's blog post asks teachers: How do Common Core-aligned assessments relate to your work in the classroom? Four teachers share great tips and formative assessment ideas to make sure students are prepared, growing, and learning.

Get their specific classroom tips >>