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January 10, 2015
This Week: Designing Instruction
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When assessments engage students, they can become a powerful force. Ron Berger highlights two practices that position students as leaders of their own learning.
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We’ve partnered with PARCC to bring you a set of tools and a process for carefully analyzing how standards, evidence, and tasks interact and inform instructional decisions.
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Watch how math teachers think through the important concepts they want students to “get” as they unpack the standards.
Sarah's Notes

Effective classrooms have lots of moving parts, but underlying that lively activity are fundamental routines that keep learners anchored. If you’re like me and want to consider routines that will maximize learning, watch three math videos from our series with the American Federation of Teachers. In these videos you’ll see how simple, consistent routines can bring order, efficiency, and enthusiasm to challenging lessons.

Sarah Sarah Sig
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
Tchers’ Voice
Img LeftKeeping your classroom shipshape is a key to staying sane throughout the school year. On this Pinterest board, you’ll find unique ways to get organized. 

Img LeftArts integration is important, but how do you get started? Consider what’s at the heart of arts-integrated lessons with these tips.

Img LeftBy following the mantra “Teach kids, not math,” these teachers are committed to providing all of their students with rigorous and engaging math instruction.
Q&A: Answer These Questions
Q: Do you have advice for substitute teachers?
Q: What is the best way to gain genuine parent engagement?
Q: I have been reading a bunch about close reading and I want to learn more. Can anyone recommend a good book?
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Join us for a special video premiere and arts education event at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. (Space is limited.)
Saturday, January 24th
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST
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Join Sarah Brown Wessling and Teaching Channel for a book chat on Twitter.
Thursday, January 29th
4 p.m. PST
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