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Great educators never stop learning. Discover and share new ways to collaborate, network, grow, and vent with fellow educators in person and online.

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    Using Social Media to Build a Personal Learning Network

    More and more teachers are taking to Twitter and Facebook to share ideas and strategies with peers throughout the country.
    Danielle Mancinelli
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    Rethinking the Teacher’s Role

    One of the greatest goals of a transformative school leader is working to update perceptions of what the job of teaching entails.
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    Leveraging Social Media to Build a Digital PLN

    Tips for building a professional learning community online, whether you seek personal relationships or just want to follow other teachers.
    356
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
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    Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

    How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.
    10.8k
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    10 Ready-to-Borrow Project Ideas

    As you consider the following project possibilities, ask yourself: Would this project help my students meet important learning goals? Would my students find it engaging?
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    Best Education Podcasts

    These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.
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    3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

    To become a coding teacher, prepare to teach the basics by curating your curriculum, preparing yourself and your classroom, and finding support as needed.
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    Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

    How can you get the best out of your teachers and improve student learning? Edutopia's research analyst explains some of the best practices found by researchers to help ensure educator growth and success
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  • Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

    This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
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    An Introduction to Twitter Education Chats

    Edchats are a good way to grow your personal learning network. Here’s how to get started with them.
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  • The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

    Reflection is critical to your continued growth as a teacher, whether you seek student feedback, leave yourself sticky notes, or blog your thoughts for colleagues.
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  • How Do I Get a PLN?

    Guest blogger Tom Whitby, a 40-year veteran of the teaching profession and an extremely connected educator, offers some basic, practical wisdom about what a PLN is and how to get one.
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