It’s been another amazing year at Teaching Channel! As 2017 comes to a close, we’d like to take a little time to reflect on the work we’ve done together.
This year has been particularly special as we celebrated a very important milestone:
One Million Registered Tchers!
As you know, growth is at the core of Teaching Channel‘s mission. We believe in not only teacher professional growth and student growth, but also growth in what we do behind the scenes, so we can continue to help build this vibrant and engaging teacher community. This year the Tch team set out to find the great ideas you need, to touch all the content areas you love, to discuss the difficult and current topics that are on your mind, and to build and grow the kinds of resources you can find at Teaching Channel.
We continued to give a voice to important topics in education with our Tch Talks podcast; Tch Tips Strategies via our Tchers’ Voice blog, and we made a few additions to Teaching Channel‘s Deep Dives, our expertly curated collections of content, including:
We welcomed the Fab Five ELL Squad, continued “Getting Better Together” with our Tch Laureates, and engaged with you in many creative ways through Facebook and Twitter. And we brought you more of the videos you love!
Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of the past 365 days…
Each year, Teaching Channel has the pleasure of publishing great ideas, thoughtful reflections, and helpful advice from our community of educators in our Tchers’ Voice blog. This year was no exception! We published posts from writers across the country, covering topics from classroom management to the solar eclipse. In case you missed any of these amazing posts, here’s a wrap up of our top reads.
As the year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to look back on our most-watched videos. In 2017, our viewers turned to videos made especially for new teachers, sought out engagement strategies, searched for ways to build a positive class culture, and came to us for lesson ideas.
Back-to-School time is the perfect opportunity to take a look back at some of your favorite Teaching Channel videos. Start your new school year off right by watching our most popular videos of 2017 (so far).
As we look back on 2016, we’d like to take a minute to turn an eye to our Tchers’ Voice blog.
In 2016, our community published 545 blog posts!
We think that’s an amazing accomplishment because we know our community of educators gives two of their most precious resources — their time and expertise — to make Tchers’ Voice a home for innovative, passionate ideas and a place where we can all get better together.
It’s been another amazing year at Teaching Channel!
As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to take a little time to reflect on the work we’ve done together.
As you know, growth is at the core of Teaching Channel’s mission. We believe in not only teacher professional growth and student growth, but also growth in what we do behind the scenes, so we can continue to help build this vibrant and engaging teacher community. This year the Tch team set out to innovate and reimagine the kinds of resources you can find at Teaching Channel.
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.
You, our wonderful community of educators, watched A LOT of Tch videos in 2015. You also read a lot of blog posts. And you shared those videos and blogs with your colleagues, your mentees, your PLCs, your Facebook friends, and Twitter followers.
You commented on what you watched, asking questions of the teachers featured. You posted questions and responses to one another on our Q&A board. You prodded each other — and us — to learn, grow, and get better at the challenging task of educating our young people.
So what were your favorite videos and blogs? Which ones helped you improve your teaching? Which were the most interesting, fascinating, thought-provoking, innovative?
Here are the top videos and blogs of 2015, measured by the number of times they were viewed by the Tch community, and in order of popularity.
It’s time for Teaching Channel’s year in review, and what a year it’s been! We have some fun numbers to share with you. This year, Teaching Channel released 258 videos, including our series on Deeper Learning, the Getty Arts Integration videos, and a series for teachers of English Language Learners. Teachers around the world hit “play” over 5 million times on Teaching Channel, and we served you over 330,000 hours of video. Now, let’s get into some specifics:
Most Watched Videos of 2014
New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management
Improving Participation with Talk Moves
Making Math Fun with Place Value Games
Reasoning About Division
Socratic Seminars: Patience and Practice