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When I started teaching 17 years ago, I began collecting tote bags. Fabric bags, plastic bags — even sturdy paper bags proved useful. On weekday afternoons, I loaded stacks of papers and sets of notebooks. In the evenings and on weekends, I unloaded the bags at my kitchen table or on my living room couch […]
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The meaning of the term digital literacy has shifted over the years from basic competency to a more nuanced and all-encompassing proficiency that goes far beyond Google and Microsoft Word. Today, digital literacy calls for students to develop the cognitive and technical skills required to use information and communication technologies: To find information and explain ideas […]
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Social media is more than posting pictures of your dog or finding new recipes. It’s one of the most powerful ways to refine your craft as an educator. For teachers, social media is a valuable resource for collecting new ideas, activities, and methods to bring into their classrooms. In this video, Tch Laureate Kristin Gray talks about […]
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Summer is here, so you’ve probably been off from school for at least a few weeks. Your brain may have finally shut off its “teacher mode” and that can be a great feeling. But believe it or not, some educators may already be wishing for the return of the connections and conversations teacher mode brings. […]
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Does outstanding teacher organization make your heart skip a beat? Whether your teacher life is Instagram ready… or you’ve been searching for the secret to classroom zen since day one, these videos will help you create a more organized, peaceful, and supportive learning environment for the upcoming school year. Create a Flow A perfectly productive day in […]
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Teaching Channel Laureates make visible their own problems of practice. They invite you to help them analyze their work, make refinements, and test out improvements with the ultimate goal of supporting all students to achieve at the highest levels possible. If you’re looking for a few top-notch lessons or strategies to take into the next school […]
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It’s important to be clear up front: there’s no magic wand, no fool-proof plan, no “if you just do this” to getting a job. The entire process has too many variables. From the personal preference of the person making the hire, to the policies and procedures of the district’s HR department, it would be almost […]
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Sponsored content provided by Concordia University-Portland. Face it — schools can be stressful places to work, and that perpetual stress can take a serious toll on the faculty and staff. It’s normal to see slumps in staff morale and spikes in teacher stress throughout the year. During busy times, between vacations, at the end of […]
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In case you missed any of the great ideas we explored this month on Tchers’ Voice, let’s recap our jazzy June lineup, filled with great ideas from passionate educators just like you! Eight New Videos   Ecosystems: An NGSS-Designed Unit Shifting the Culture of Reading in a School: Project LIT Bronx Ten Steps to Starting a […]
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Editor’s Note: In this Tch DIY video series, Tch Laureate Geneviève DeBose Akinnagbe shares the process of creating and sustaining a youth-led community book club at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (BSSWA) in New York City. The videos in this series are created with the support of Geneviève’s students. The first video […]
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