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Marketing Teacher and Student Activities Director

While I am an active Facebook

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While I am an active Facebook user, I have experienced some level of initimidation with some other social media sources. Your tips have been very helpful. My daugher, a college junior has been a skilled mentor. However, because many of the sites are blocked on our school's network, it is virtually impossible to use the social media networks during class time. I share frustration with many teachers who attend many professional development sessions encouraging the integration of technology into instructional activities without the technical freedom to do it.
I still believe that it is important for teachers to, against all odds, stay abreast and knowledgeable of social media tools and social media uses in industry, education and personal settings.

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It is interesting to see how

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It is interesting to see how many resources are available to teachers, specifically connected to the internet and social media. The availability and ranges of use for the social media and technology, is limitless. One of the biggest drawbacks however is the lack of knowledge or willingness to explore and experience the venues that are available. To be a good teacher it is important, to be able to identify those circumstances where you may not be as well versed in the topic, Being able to ask for help and or guidance can sometimes be the hardest step in the course of learning a new skill.
Utilizing technology to help improve your skills and applications knowledge is one circumstance that teachers often forget to consider, the availability of programs on the internet that can help provide a better understanding of the particular program or the use of the program. Using the resources available especially concerning the technology available, is sometimes a revelation for the teacher, that can completely change their approach to the use of technology. The wealth of information and knowledge that is available at the push of a button or click of a mouse is amazing, technology is a wonderful teaching and learning tool when it is utilized, and not relied upon totally, but tempered and tailored to enhance and empower the learner as well as the student.

Educational Consultant/Author, Southern California

Realizing we are 'not in this

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Realizing we are 'not in this alone' is one of the most important moments in a teacher's career. Seek out someone who knows more, who's been teaching longer, who has more skills, who is the expert--be humble and ask for help. Then be successful.

Hal teaches teachers how to be more effective and person centered

Person Centered teaching leads to higher achievement & creative

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On Becoming an Effective Teacher, new book by Carl Rogers, Harold Lyon, and Reinhard Tausch to be published Aug 2013 featuring Person Centered Education: http://www.routledge.com/9780415816984/
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