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Hi Member,
The season of thankfulness is upon us! Whether kitchen smells are already swirling for you or it’s another tradition that gives you pause, we here at Teaching Channel want to share a moment of gratitude as well. First and foremost, we are thankful for your service to teaching, learning, and young people. But we are doubly thankful for the way you have embraced the Teaching Channel community.

Exactly one year ago today, I was celebrating with my Tch colleagues the 10,000th member of our community. While we were elated, we also wondered if we could extend our reach by doubling or even tripling our membership over the course of the next year.

You are arriving. In droves. Earlier this week, Teaching Channel surpassed the 100,000 member mark. Each day, more than 1,000 of you are joining this robust teaching community and bringing with you enthusiastic questions, dedicated viewership, and insightful discussions.

Of course, my thankfulness also extends to all the people who work tirelessly to bring you these videos: my extraordinary Tch colleagues. It’s their charismatic determination to serve education that brings us the videos, lesson ideas, and strategies we look forward to each week.

In thankfulness, we’d like to celebrate Teaching Channel’s growing community. From Monday, November 19 through December 31st, we're celebrating by giving away one $25 Amazon gift card each day to a Tch member who has completed his/her profile. So finish your educator profile, and you may find an extra “thanks” just in time for the holidays. Visit our community celebration page to get all the details.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with family and friends.  We’ll see you next week!
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
Special Message from the U.S. Secretary of Education
Here's a special Thanksgiving message to all teachers from the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Teachers are doing the "most important" work!
In this Tch video - which seems a little like stand-up comedy - Taylor Mali hails teachers as miracle workers. Be sure to share this with your fellow educators!
Why is there so much emphasis on nonfiction? How will the Common Core change the way we teach? In my new Let's Chat Core blog post, I have some answers for you!
"I'd like to thank the two new teachers featured in the video for sharing their experiences with us... we can all relate, and we are all learning with you. It's amazing how we all go through the same transitions and changes within the profession." - Andrew Martin, on the video "The New Teacher Experience."

Tried a lesson idea or technique from a Tch video? Let us know how it went by leaving a comment on the video page!