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Navigating TeachersConnect

TeachersConnect Home Page: The homepage brings together posts from all over TeachersConnect. As you scroll down you will see rows of different types of posts. The top row shows the “trending” (most popular) posts, the following rows show the most recent posts from each community you are part of, and the last row shows unanswered questions. You can use the red arrows on the left and right side of each row to scroll sideways to view more of each type of post.

Top Navigation Bar: The yellow bar at the top of TeachersConnect contains the following buttons that will help you navigate around the site.

  • Search Box: The search box allows you to search for topics or educators of interest to you. Just type in your search and indicate whether you are searching “contributions” or “members” before pressing “find”.
  • Home: The home button brings you back to the home page.
  • Contribute: The contribute button gets you started creating your own post or a question.
  • Conversations: The conversations button takes you to your “conversations”, where you can start a new private conversation or continue an existing conversation with an individual educator or a group of educators.
  • Notifications: The notifications button brings you to the list of your most recent TeachersConnect notifications. You can click on notifications to view the activity they relate to.
  • Profile: The profile button brings you to your own profile where you can add information to tell other educators about yourself.
  • Communities: The communities button brings you to the communities page where you can view the communities you have already joined and select new communities to join.

Interacting With Posts or Questions: You can click any post or question to view more and interact with it. Once you have clicked into a post or question you can press the “helpful” or “good question” buttons, or scroll down to the comment box to write and submit a comment or answer.

View A Community Page: There are many different communities of educators on TeachersConnect. You can view all of the posts in a community that you have joined by clicking on the name of the community in its homepage row or clicking the “view all” button on the right side of the row. You can also navigate to different communities by clicking the buttons at the top of the Communities page.

Create a Post: Create a post to share an idea, resource, lesson, or story on TeachersConnect. Once you have written your post you can choose the community you want it to appear in by changing the “audience” of your post. When you publish your post it will appear in the homepage row and community feed of the community you chose.  The educators who are part of that community will be able to see your post and interact with it. You can also attach up to 4 files to a post.

Ask a Question: Ask a question to get answers from other educators on TeachersConnect. Questions are the same as posts in that you can set your audience, attach files, and other educators can interact with them. They are different in that each new question will appear in the “unanswered questions” row at the bottom of the homepage until it receives at least one answer.

Profile: View your profile information: name, photo, number of people following, number of followers, and total number of contributions to the community. Privately view the impact you are making in the community, such as the number of members who have marked your contributions as helpful. You can view other teachers’ profiles by clicking on their name when reading their posts, comments, or answers.

Edit Profile: Update your personal information, teaching experience, education, and about me. Add any teacher communities that you belong to as well.

Your Connections Feed: View posts and questions exclusively from the people you follow. This is located under “My Communities” in the Menu.

“Helpful” Button (Thumbs Up): Click to let a teacher know you think their post, comment, or answer was helpful.

“Good Question” Button (Clapping Hands): Click to let a teacher know you feel the same way or have the same questions as them. After clicking “Good Question”, TeachersConnect will send you a notification when someone answers that question.

Answer Button: Click to type an answer to a teacher’s question.

Attachments Button: (Paper Clip) Click this while creating a post, question, or comment to add files or images.

What’s on TeachersConnect Today?!

Week of June 13th

Every week TeachersConnect is full of teachers asking great questions, sharing amazing resources, and discussing professional challenges. Learn about our teacher of the week and dig into a few of our popular recent posts!

Teacher of the Week: Laura Reid!


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What’s on TeachersConnect Today?!

Week of May 31st

Every week TeachersConnect is full of teachers asking great questions, sharing amazing resources, and discussing professional challenges. Learn about our teacher of the week and dig into a few of our popular recent posts!

Teacher of the Week: Courtney Main!


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What’s on TeachersConnect Today?!

Week of May 24th

Every week TeachersConnect is full of teachers asking great questions, sharing amazing resources, and discussing professional challenges. Learn about our teacher of the week and dig into a few of our popular recent posts!

Teacher of the Week: Lydia D’Angelo!


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The Stories that Keep Us Going

Thank you so much to all of the teachers who submitted #TeacherHero stories as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.  We read stories of mentorship, perseverance, inspiration, flexibility, and unwavering belief. The stories truly showcased the many ways teachers impact the lives of their students and each other.

Here are a few of the wonderful stories, or, you can read them all by searching #TeacherHero on TeachersConnect.

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Teacher Appreciation Week!

Every week TeachersConnect is full of teachers asking great questions, sharing amazing resources, and discussing professional challenges. This week we are excited to see entries into the #TeacherHero sweepstakes!

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re recognizing the extra-ordinary in teachers. Write a post on TeachersConnect about the impact of a  fellow educator to be entered to win $100! Include #TeacherHero in your post to identify it as part of the sweepstakes.
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What’s on TeachersConnect Today?!

Week of May 2nd

Every week TeachersConnect is full of teachers asking great questions, sharing amazing resources, and discussing professional challenges. Learn about our teacher of the week and dig into a few of our popular recent posts!

Teacher of the Week: Heather Sinkinson!


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TeachersConnect ‘Share a Hero Story’ Sweepstakes

TeachersConnect ‘Share a Hero Story’ Promotional Sweepstakes Official Rules.
  1.       PRIZE DETAILS         Two (2) prizes of $100 in school supplies for your classroom, school, or another school of your choice.
  1.       NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Eligible only to legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees and contractors of TeachersConnect, its affiliates, immediate family members, or persons living in the same household as such individuals are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. laws and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Sweepstakes ends 11th of May, 2019, Midnight EST. Winners will be announced by 15th of May, 2019.
  2.       HOW TO ENTER: An individual will be deemed a participant in the sweepstakes if he/she is eligible and gains an entry. An individual can earn entries by posting to the main TeachersConnect community feed sharing a real-world experience of how a fellow educator helped/supported them like a true “hero”. Each unique story published on the TeachersConnect platform earns the author one entry into the sweepstakes. Each author is eligible for no more than three entries.
  3.       Two (2) prizes will be selected via random drawing from among all valid entries received during the promotional period. A random drawing will be conducted around 15th of May ,2019 by TeachersConnect management, whose decisions will be final and binding with respect to all aspects of the sweepstakes. Odds of winning depends on the number of an individual’s entries versus all eligible entries received in accordance to these rules. Winners will be notified via email within ten (10) business days of the random drawing.
  4.       By entering the sweepstakes, you consent for TeachersConnect to obtain, use, and transfer your name, email address, and other information for the purpose of administering this sweepstakes and such personal information will be kept by TeachersConnect for marketing purposes. The information that you provide in connection to this sweepstakes will be used by TeachersConnect only, and will not be sold or provided to another company. You will remain eligible for this sweepstakes whether or not you unsubscribe from promotional emails from TeachersConnect.
  5.       All Participants, as a condition of participation or entering in this Sweepstakes, agree to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless TeachersConnect, its affiliates, and the officers, directors, and employees, and Released Parties from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, injuries or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with: (a) accessing the TeachersConnect Web Site; (b) participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any prize or Sweepstakes-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss or accident to person or property; (c) the receipt, ownership, possession, use or misuse of any prize awarded; (d) viruses or any downloading or other problems with the Sweepstakes application; or (e) any typographical, printing, or other error in these Official Rules, advertisements, or the announcement of offering of any prize. Prize winner bears all liability and risk of loss to his/her respective prize after it has been delivered. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. TeachersConnect’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  6.       By participating, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, TeachersConnect website Terms of Use, and the decisions of TeachersConnect and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects. Except where prohibited, participants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court in Boston, Massachusetts; (2) any and all claims, judgements, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this sweepstakes, but in no event legal fees; (3) under no circumstances may participants obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforce-ability of these Official Rules, or he rights and obligations of the Participants, TeachersConnect, or the released parties in connection with the sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Massachusetts without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Massachusetts.
  7. Winner’s list request: To receive the name of the prize winners, send a request email to hello@teachersconnect.com.
  8.       Official Rules Request: To receive a copy of the Official Rules, send a request email to hello@teachersconnect.com
  9.   All mentions of “Sponsor” or “TeachersConnect” refers to Great Teachers, Inc., dbd as TeachersConnect, currently located at 281 Summer St., Floor 2, Boston, MA 02210.