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August 20, 2016
This Week: Setting Up Your Classroom | Engineering And Design | Make Thinking Visible
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From seating arrangements to creative use of wall space to classroom choreography — we’ve got what you need to organize your learning space for quality interaction, student learning, and a seamless flow.
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In this new video, watch as Mills Teacher Scholars work with teachers using collaborative inquiry to make learning visible and better support ELL students.
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Join in a conversation with classroom educators and curriculum experts on best practices associated with the Engineering Design Process and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Notes from the Tch Laureates

In my school district, we're in the midst of setup week. Bulletin boards, furniture, unit plans, and materials are all finding their place. It's important to think through the physical environment, which is why you might want to look into the Setting Up Your Classroom Deep Dive. But physical setup isn't enough. To have a great year we also need to set ourselves up to grow our practice and set up our students for success in learning.

To these ends, check out this month's feature on making learning visible to be more responsive to our students. See how Laureate Josh Kwon finds the benefit in floating among other teachers' classrooms as a new teacher. Send a snapshot of your classroom layout to meet Sarah’s challenge. And if there's an engineering teacher in your life, set them up for success with the PBS LearningMedia, WGBH, and Teaching Channel's Webinar on Engineering and the Design Process.

Sean McCombSean McComb
 

Teaching Channel Laureate

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