September 14, 2013See All Newsletters
Sign up now
View this email in your browser
Send To Envelope
Hi Member,
When we think of improving our practice, we can easily appreciate the way outside sources help us think and challenge our perspectives, or inspire us to grow. But there’s also inspiration for growth to be found in our own classrooms. Here at Tch we love to take you out of isolation and into classrooms all across the country, but we also believe that you can be your own greatest teacher. Have you ever thought about turning a camera on yourself? Maybe some of you already have! Whether for self-reflection or to create video content for your students, I’d like to encourage you to give it a try. We don’t want to send you off on a challenge without some support, so this new two-part blog from CNET’s Brian Cooley gives you an equipment checklist and tips for how to shoot and edit great video.

P.S. Don't miss this new back-to-school-night blog: Talking to Parents About the Common Core.
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel

3 Videos on Filming in the Classroom

All Grades | Reflection
I can’t very well give you a challenge without taking it on myself! Here’s a peek at how video is part of my professional growth.
All Grades | Recording
Now that you’re ready to give it a try, use this video to get basic tips with getting started.
Grades 9-12 | Technology
Maybe you’re even thinking about incorporating video with student learning. If so, here’s some inspiration!

See how fourth-grade teacher Ms. Simpson uses talk moves to engage and encourage students to make connections with each other. 
See and share great ideas for classrooms – check out our boards on Pinterest! This week’s most popular pin comes from our classroom organization board and is a great tip for keeping track of hall passes.