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July 25, 2015
This Week: Getting Ready for New Challenges
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After teaching fifth grade for nine years, Autumn Bell was ready for a change and moved to a second grade classroom. Learn what worked for her as she made the transition.
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Fifth grade math teachers Kristin Gray and Alicia Farmer engage in a cross-country professional learning dialogue to learn from one another and improve their practice.
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Observations by a coach and a peer help Brian Mulvaney improve his instructional practice.
Sarah's Notes

Last weekend, I was back in my hometown and bumped into my high school basketball coach. Since I was dressed for a morning run, my garb prompted him to ask – before saying anything else – "So, Brown, what's your workout today?" In an instant I was a teenager again, thinking about what kind of routine would most likely kick my tail. I immediately started thinking about what kind of practice would make me stronger, smarter, more resilient to whatever challenge lay ahead.

Back in my car after our conversation, I realized the importance of the first question Coach had always asked me, was still asking me: it was never about the performance, always about the practice. As a new school year starts to show up in our summer consciousness, I have no doubt that many of you are taking on new challenges. Whether that's teaching itself, a new grade level, taking on a new course, or implementing a new curriculum, there's undoubtedly challenge ahead. Perhaps as we look towards that new work, it's a coach's voice you'll hear reminding you that your workout, the challenge ahead, is actually your chance to get stronger this year!


Sarah Sarah Sig
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
Tchers’ Voice
Img LeftStruggling to find time for complex texts? Ryan McCarty outlines a few easy-to-implement ways to engage your students with complex texts during your existing classroom literacy blocks.

Img LeftEquating preparing for the upcoming school year with training for a marathon, Crystal Morey offers tips for running a successful “race.”

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