July 20, 2013See All Newsletters
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Hi Member,
This week we’re starting with something every teacher loves to hear: affirmations. What makes these even better is that they’re coming from you, our Tch community. Can you guess what all of these comments are affirming?

“I am always looking for ways to do what I call ‘sneaky learning’.... Engaging those who stand back is key!! Thanks again!”

“This method has secured a place in my classroom, thanks for sharing!”

“Awesome. You've given me ideas and inspiration.”

“What a great way to keep possibly introverted yet smart students engaged. Great idea!”

“Love this, will be trying this in the upcoming school year with my students with learning disabilities!”

“What a unique way of keeping everyone involved! Love it! I am definitely going to use this is my classes in the fall!”

“I like the "active" "real time" aspect of this technique, engaging the less engaged and keeping everyone on their toes to stay on task.”



If you’ve already seen it, then maybe you figured out these teachers are all talking about Mr. Paris’ Wingman Strategy for engaging reluctant students. If this video doesn’t ring a bell, then you should really take the time to check out what all of your colleagues are raving about! We’re looking forward to hearing more from all of you who are ready to try this next fall.

We know how essential engagement is for successful teaching. With that in mind, here are some more ideas for getting kids involved in their learning. Here’s this week’s summer playlist—four short strategies to help engage and involve all your students.

Popcorn Share: Generating Rapid-Fire Ideas


Pick a Side: Warm-Up & Discuss


Thumbs Up! Signals to Encourage Active Learning


Participation with Playing Cards


P.S. We have surpassed 700 videos in the Teaching Channel video library!
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In this new Tchers' Voice blog post - "Getting Better: Learning from Feedback" - Lily Jones pinpoints two things that have helped improve her classroom management skills over seven years in teaching: making mistakes and receiving feedback. Read more>>