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June 28, 2014
This Week: Engaging Summer School Students
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Help your "invisible" students take small risks and participate in class discussions.
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It's summer, so break some rules. See how you can use cellphones to assess learning.
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Quadcopters. Do we need to say more?
Sarah's Notes
There's something about the way a great sports story illuminates what's right in front of us. Maybe it's because we're saturated in a culture of athletics; or maybe while rooting for our favorite players we see their struggles and try to understand what makes them tick. Whatever the reason, a great sports story gives us a chance to learn more about ourselves. This week, baseball fans glimpsed some of that magic when Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants pitched his second no-hitter. Tch's Sherri Devine finds inspiration in this moment and captures the lesson for us all in her blog post.

And we hope you've noticed that our newsletter has a fresh look. This new mobile-friendly design means no more pinching and squinting. Tell us what you think!
 
Sarah Sarah Sig
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
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Tchers’ Voice
Img LeftTch Blogger Elizabeth Weiland has pulled together a list of strategies (each video is only 1-minute long) to help students stay focused.
Img LeftDon't miss "Making Sense of Common Core: An Interactive Guide for Educators," a multimedia resource that frankly explains how to approach the new teaching standards.
Q&A: Answer These Questions
Q: Suggestions for engaging community-building activities?
Q: How do you encourage student-to-student discussions?
Q: How can new teachers promote parental engagement?
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