I subscribe to many teaching blogs and like to share the ones that I find most interesting. I have found that subscribing to blogs is the best way to see what is new out there. If I simply bookmark sites I find interesting, I rarely take the time to go to my bookmarks to keep current. However, if I get a regular email from the blog, I will at least take the time to quickly peruse the post for things that may help me in my work as a K-12 Math Consultant.
Here is one that I have been going through today.
Tch: Teaching Channel is celebrating their one year anniversary. Over the first year they have amassed 476 videos featuring 279 teachers and instructional coaches that give ideas for all types of K – 12 content areas.
Many of the videos are short (around 1 minute) and feature one good teaching idea. Two that gave me some good ideas could be used K – 12 in any subject.
Attention Getting Signals: One Spot is a good one to remind us how a simple idea can go a long way in classroom management.
Ask 3, Then Me shows an elementary teacher who uses a simple rule that encourages students to use each other as resources, freeing her up to instruct in small groups. This tactic would work K – 12.
The Tch Home Page is well set up and easy to navigate. You can choose a subject and a grade level to narrow your choices.
Here is a link to all of the Math Videos.
You can refine your search by clicking on Math and then on a Grade Level. You have to do a second click on the Grade Level to get out of the filter, which can be confusing at first.
Here are links to the Math Videos in the different grade spans: