How to Become a Connected Educator

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation

HOW TO BECOME A CONNECTED EDUCATOR

In This Post: Connecting is what has moved humanity forward. Why becoming connected is the best decision you can make as an educator. Becoming a connected educator is not just about connecting on social media. There are many ways to be connected. A Brief History Lesson Whether you realize it or not, you’re lucky to be teaching right now at … Read More

Are you just surviving Valentine’s Day?

Rae HughartBlog, Engagement, Innovation

Are you just surviving Valentine's Day?

It may be Valentine’s Day, but what does that actually mean for an educator? In This Post: Valentine’s Day, like any holiday, brings its own special set of challenges for teachers. You can choose to simply survive Valentine’s Day, or focus on still connecting your content and engaging your students. Providing opportunities to share happiness is one way of connecting … Read More

Three Steps to Help Students Build Reading and Writing Lives

Jeffrey AustinBlog

3 Steps to Help Students Build Reading and Writing Lives

Are your students reading and writing just for compliance? In This Post: Too many students read and write simply because the rules say they have to. This should change. We need to transform schools: From students following rules that benefit adults, to students pursuing readerly and writerly lives. We need to create a space for open dialogue with our students. … Read More

3 Common Flexible Seating Styles

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Innovation

3 COMMON FLEXIBLE SEATING STLES

In This Post Flexible seating has become a highly talked about new style for updating your learning environment. There is no one-size-fits-all plan or style for flexible seating. Three common styles of flexible seating are: The Dabbler, The Safe Bet, and The Extreme Flexible Seating has been a commonly discussed idea within the past decade. However, each educator has seemed … Read More

Find Your Tribe – A conversation with two new teachers about building your PLN

Erin HallBlog

FIND YOUR TRIBE

In this post: Suan Jachymiak (@msjachymiak) and Erin Hall (@erinhall47) share their different experiences building their Persona/Professional Learning Network (PLN). Susan has utilizes Twitter, and Twitter Chats, to form a massive virtual network that has helped support her first year as a teacher. Erin took a more local approach, starting YES RI and connecting young educators throughout Rhode Island. Regardless … Read More