April 20, 2013See All Newsletters
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Hi Member,
We love getting your virtual “ah-ha” moments when you tell us that video can make the Standards “come alive” as you’re learning more about the Common Core. So, to celebrate your epiphanies and our excitement in helping you see effective instruction, we bring you two more enthusiastic classrooms.

As you enter one math and one ELA classroom, be sure to record your own “ah-ha” moment in the discussion area below each video. We want to share that collective insight!

First, let’s watch Mr. Crandall work with his 3rd grade “mathematicians” as they reason about multiplication and division.  It’s delightful to see his students really get it.


Reasoning About Multiplication & Division

Now, let’s head to Ms. Novak’s 7th grade class where she writes the Common Core focus for that day’s lesson on the board so her students know exactly what they are learning, and why.


Theme, Symbolism and Allusion
 
And, to wrap up, I’d like to share this short video featuring high school teacher Esther Wu.  She has a great strategy to help parents understand the Core.
 

Grading with the Common Core
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
For this coming Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, Teaching Channel is celebrating with a 5 Days, 5 Ways Giveaway to say thank you for all your hard work. We’re giving away nearly 400 gifts throughout the week, including a Grand Friday Thank You! See the details and learn how to be eligible.
 
And, we’ve put together a quick animated video about our giveaway — take a look and share it with your friends—it’s less than a minute long! 
Here's the list of 50 winners for the April Tchers' Voice Survey. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their feedback!