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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, shares ten tips to become a connected educator -- including making the time to connect, following educators you respect, and being open to making mistakes.

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.

Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.

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Resources for Connected Educator Month 2015

Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources from Connected Educator Month.

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