The Teaching Channel

Have you seen the Teaching Channel? The Teaching Channel hosts a wealth of professional learning video resources by teachers, for teachers. Their mission is to:

create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow. We believe teachers should have opportunities to learn from each other… whenever they want; and teachers tell us that video has become essential to helping them see a broad range of approaches for working with students and for fostering self-reflection.

As well as videos there are other resources including question and answer forums, lesson ideas and teaching strategies. You can register and join the online community of teachers which will allow you to

  • Save your favorite videos and schedule email reminders to use them later.
  • Receive newsletters packed with teaching strategies, lesson ideas and new videos.
  • Get notifications about new videos that match your interests.

Of course being US-based not everything is strictly relevant to the Australian Curriculum however I think there is plenty of material available which transcends curriculum-specific requirements.

This video is a terrific example of formative assessment in action, taking a really positive approach to learning from mistakes.

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