Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “Could they just sit still… for just two minutes?”
I don’t think any of us are immune to at least a few of these moments in our careers. I’ve learned that this fidgeting is my cue to get us moving, because you can’t fight the wiggles – but you can use them! This week, we’ve got three videos that use dance or movement to engage bodies and minds. No matter which grade or discipline you teach, getting students out of their seats and moving through a math, language arts, or science lesson can be just what those squirming students need.
Sometimes, it’s not our students who need a change of pace. We too can benefit by taking a breather from our busy teaching-leading-learning routines. Recently, just as I was feeling overwhelmed by the semester, I had the chance to do some thoughtful reflection to regain my balance. I hope this blog reminds you to take a moment
Lastly, it’s almost Thanksgiving and we want to send our thanks to all our Tch members, and especially to the hundreds who have made a donation to Teaching Channel. The money will help us produce more videos in 2014 and if you haven't already gotten involved, we hope you will soon. As a thank-you gift, we are giving away our new interactive eBook on the Common Core
to those who donate $50 or more.
We hope you have a wonderful break!