Videos You May Have Missed in 2016: Eight That Are Great!

2016 Year in Review

This year Teaching Channel released some really amazing videos that were quite popular. Your clicks told us you loved learning about Number Talks, especially with ELL students. Your likes made videos such as Reading Workshop in Kindergarten and Assessing with Twitter-Style Exit Slips feel loved. But there are a few videos that we at Tch think are great that seem to have missed your “must watch” lists. Well, it’s time to give those videos the love they deserve.

Check out these eight that are great from 2016.

We showed you ways you can help students be ready to learn:

Learn simple strategies for checking in with students before the day begins.


We launched incredible science videos you may have missed:

Learn how you can engage even the youngest students in critical thinking through scientific modeling.

Help young students learn from each other through share-outs and discussions.


We featured important work being done by Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age, in partnership with Oakland Unified School District:

Learn about the ways you can collaborate with other educators to help your students be community ready.

Watch high school students think about changes they can make in their community.


A new teacher showed us how he’s exploring coding in the classroom:

Tch Laureate Joshua Kwon brings real-world applications to high school Algebra through coding.


We highlighted different ways teachers learn with each other:

See how two teachers make their collaboration and learning visible to their students.

Watch a new teacher learn through an inquiry model.

So go ahead and give these videos a click. Give them a like. Add a comment or two underneath them to let us know what you think. We’re pretty sure you’ll learn something new from these videos that you can take with you into 2017.

Gretchen Vierstra taught middle school for ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area. During her 15+ years in education, she’s also been a department chair, new teacher coach, curriculum developer, and policy analyst. She is an Education Content Manager at Teaching Channel. Follow Gretchen on Twitter: @gretchenvee.

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