Teachers Tell Us About Positive Impact
I couldn’t be more excited to report our September Tchers’ Voice survey results. Every time we reach out to you, we learn so much and I become more appreciative of this wonderful community we’re building together.
What we’re learning this time is that many, many more of you are now modeling Tch video strategies in your own classrooms. More than 70% of you have tried a technique you saw on Teaching Channel. That’s a 40% increase from July when we asked you the same question.
And, just as important: nearly 90% of you tell us it had a positive impact on your students. This is such valuable information for us as we build our video library to help you in your classrooms.
Here are a couple of the comments we received:
“I love these videos. Being a new teacher, I have a lot to learn. Working in a behavior program in special ed. for junior high, I’m willing to try anything! 😉 Switching it up with new ideas almost ALWAYS has a positive impact on some students.”
“The administrators and teachers found it very beneficial to be able to “see” what quality instruction should look like.”
We also asked you to tell us in what ways you are finding Teaching Channel beneficial – and we’re very pleased to see we are meeting your needs in several key areas.
Our aim is to continue to develop our content to best serve you including a major 12 parts series we have just launched with Sarah Brown Wessling on implementing the Common Core State Standards.
Something else of note from our Tchers’ Voice September Survey: a majority of you tell us you are not getting enough Professional Development from your school. At the same time, we saw strong interest in online PD and in watching video of other teachers and providing feedback.
Finally, I’d like to ask you to take part in our October Survey. Take the survey now and you could be one of 50 participants to get a Donors’ Choose gift card. As always, I appreciate your time. Your opinion matters!
Pat Wasley is the Chief Executive Officer for Teaching Channel. Pat began her education career as a public school teacher in the U.S. and in Australia. She has been a public school administrator, a researcher, a university professor and a dean of both the Bank Street Graduate School of Education and the University of Washington College of Education.