To enable teachers to share ideas on teaching and add their voices to the discussion of America's public schools.
Launched by Scholastic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Donorschoose.org, Teacher Wall is an online platform designed to help educators share best practices, their thoughts on public schools and education in the United States, and their ideas for education reform. At the time of the site's launch in September, more than three thousand teachers had shared something on the site and more than eight thousand videos had been posted, covering a wide range of topics, including the challenges teachers face in their classrooms, successes they have achieved, and strategies for their professional development.
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Teacher Wall features an introduction by Melinda Gates as well as thousands of user-submitted videos arranged by popularity, topic, and location. Registered users can upload videos in response to questions posed on the site related to their teaching practice and classroom experiences and share content via social networking sites with friends and family.