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September 10, 2016
This Week: Resources You Need Now | Coaching | Refresh Your Practice
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Expertly curated resources for New Teachers, Setting Up Your Classroom, Classroom Culture and more are just a few clicks away. Check out Teaching Channel’s new Deep Dives to set yourself up for success this year.
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From transition to goal setting, observation to effective feedback, our newest Deep Dive will help you build strong relationships, build teacher capacity, and support academic growth.
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Looking for a few fresh approaches for your teacher toolbox? These five popular videos are a great place to start to find quick strategies you can try in just a few minutes.
Notes from the Tch Laureates

The two best days in a school year are the first and the last. On the first day, it's the beginning — there's sunshine and rainbows, welcome back hugs, and fresh energy for a new year. On the last day, it's the end. Summer plans are only hours away — the year is almost in the rearview mirror. I'd say the days begin to get a little long around the middle of September. This is when the "Honeymoon Period" ends — when students are at their best — and their real and authentic selves show up. It’s during this time that our fundamental practices as teachers and teacher leaders are the most valuable.

When you regularly commit to your own wellness, you're in a better position to combat the challenges that might arise from the middle of September through June. This is when your devotion to professional development gives you the power to continually refresh your own practice. One of the most critical parts of a great lesson and one of the first to get short shrift when fall looms, is the daily learning objective. A consistently strong learning objective can provide direction and focus in a way that most other instructional practices can't. So, if the honeymoon is over for you, there's no need to fear. This is your opportunity to deepen your commitment to your own personal wellness and refresh your teaching practices.

Joshua ParkerSean McComb
 

Teaching Channel Laureate

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How do you share learning objectives with your students? Come inside Nicole Gavin’s classroom and watch how she does it.
 

Tchers’ Voice
Img LeftPlay is not just for kids! This month, Tch Laureate Crystal Morey encourages us to make it a goal to incorporate more play into our work and our lives.


 
Img LeftThis August, President Obama announced the 2016 Awardees of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Teaching Channel is excited to announce that Tch Laureate Kristin Gray is among the honorees.
 
Q&A: Answer These Questions
Q: What are some activities that I can try with my high school students to build their self-esteem, to help them like school, and to help them feel engaged?
Q: How can I create a more accepting environment for children of diverse cultural backgrounds?
Q: How might I define my role as a new instructional coach so my feedback is valued by both the administration and faculty?
Mark Your Calendar
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An EdWeek Webinar with Tch and BoeingSeptember 28, 2016
11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST
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November 17-20, 2016
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November 20-22, 2016
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December 3-7, 2016
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