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Pictures of the August Teachers of the Month

And the August Teachers of the Month are …

In July, TeachersConnect (TC) started recognizing the top six “Terrifically Trendy Teachers” (those who submitted the most engaging posts of the month) with a modest “recognition” gift card. We provide this recognition for the positive impact these posts have on the entire TC community. Engaging posts like these are the lifeblood of TeachersConnect and are critical to the health and success of the community. The gift card is a symbol of our appreciation of your contributions. You’re making a direct and enduring impact on the skill, confidence, and joy of TC teachers throughout the world.

We are awarding the recognition gift card to the top 6 trending posts as follows:

– $50 each to the top 2 teachers
– $25 each to the next 4 teachers

If you’d like to share your thoughts on this experiment, send a note with your feedback and ideas.

Here they are, your Teachers of the Month for July! Click on the links below to join the discussions and follow these leaders.

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And the July Teachers of the Month are …

Starting in July, TeachersConnect (TC) is recognizing the top six “Terrifically Trendy Teachers” (those who submitted the most engaging posts of the month) with a modest “recognition” gift card. We provide this recognition for the positive impact these posts have on the entire TC community. Engaging posts like these are the lifeblood of TeachersConnect and are critical to the health and success of the community. The gift card is a symbol of our appreciation of your contributions. You’re making a direct and enduring impact on the skill, confidence, and joy of TC teachers throughout the world.

Initially, we are awarding the recognition gift card to the top 6 trending posts as follows:

– $50 each to the top 2 teachers
– $25 each to the next 4 teachers

The top six are highlighted below in italics. If you’d like to share your thoughts on this experiment, send a note with your feedback and ideas.

Here they are, your Teachers of the Month for July! Click on the links below to join the discussions and follow these leaders.

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LIVE “Back-to-School Tips and Takeaways”: The First in Our Live Pop-Up PD Series

Experienced teachers know it: Get the first couple weeks right—with habits and routines—and you and your students will be in position for a year of success! Join this one-hour online session of camaraderie, energy, and a set of easy-to-implement takeaways that will make your first couple weeks feel sturdy, purposeful, and fun. Collaboration will continue on the TeachersConnect Community.

The one-hour gathering will include three 17-minute interactive sessions lead by three amazing facilitators. Each session is directly relevant to teachers in grades PK-12.

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May Teachers of the Month – Going Global

In May, we saw the TeachersConnect online community continue to grow, with participation from teachers in all 50 of the United States and more than 60 countries across the globe. Talk about getting diverse perspectives! Among of Teachers of the Month are international teachers like Tinie from Borneo and our long-time friends Volkan from Turkey and Tracy from Australia. In May, 22% of our participants were from outside the US. The top 15 counties after the US are Australia, Canada, Turkey, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Nigeria, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Brunei, Ukraine, Spain, Philippines, and Malaysia. Welcome to the nearly 2,000 new teachers that have joined since May 1st! Thanks to everyone for your insights and professionalism!

Here they are, your Teachers of the Month for May! Click on the links below to join the discussions and follow these leaders.

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April Teachers of the Month

In April we saw many repeat contributors, including the return of Aaron. We also saw a cast of exciting new names and faces on this exclusive list: Gail, Rebecca, Teliyah, Chris, Mary, Caroline, Katrina, and Ayla. Welcome to the community, and thanks for your insights and professionalism!

Follow these amazing teachers on TeachersConnect! Click on the links below to join the discussions with these educators who are saying “Goodbye to Teaching as a Solo Activity.”

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March Teachers of the Month

Thanks to the great teachers who make TC a safe, lively and interactive place for teachers to discuss ideas and find their teacher soulmates. Follow these amazing teachers on TeachersConnect! Click on the links below to join the conversations with these educators who are taking “Say Goodbye to Teaching as a Solo Activity” to heart.

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February Teachers of the Month

February’s top post was from Megan Forbes: To Start We All Want Better. It begins:

“In the introduction, Cornelius Minor writes, “No matter what drew us to teaching or how we got here, we all have a few things in common. To start, we all want better.”
What is something you want to make better for your students? Did you have negative experiences in school that you want to rectify with your teaching? Or maybe you had great teachers and you want to give back and make sure your students get those same opportunities. What is the main thing you are trying to improve in the school system/your school/your community/your classroom/society in general with your teaching?”

Join Megan’s Book Club conversation! 

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January Teachers of the Month

January was another record-shattering month on TeachersConnect. We had record numbers of new members, questions, posts, and responses! Thanks to all the great teachers that make TC a safe, lively and interactive place for teachers to discuss ideas and find their teacher soulmates. Follow them on TeachersConnect! Click on the links below to join the conversations and follow these amazing educators who are taking “Say Goodbye to Teaching as a Solo Activity” to heart.

The 3 top posts of the month for January were:

  1. Introductions by Megan Forbes in the Megan’s Book Club community
  2. Third Year Teacher Burnout by Summer Hayward
  3. How do I get a student to TRY?! by Seth Lehman-Martin

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Mellissa and Reaching Every Student

7 Powerful Ways to Reach Every Student in Your Classroom

An Age Old Question

As most teachers know, each student is unique. One of the biggest challenges that every teacher faces at one point or another is how to reach every student and help them succeed. This is exactly the question TeachersConnect asked several teacher YouTubers recently. And while their backgrounds varied widely – from CJ Reynolds, who teaches High School students – to Elizabeth Coller, who teaches kindergarteners – some consistent patterns emerged in their answers to this age-old question. Here are some of the top 7 takeaways for how teachers can reach every student. Continue reading 7 Powerful Ways to Reach Every Student in Your Classroom

December Teachers of the Month

The December posts with the most engagement saw dozens of teachers rallying around colleagues facing major issues or big questions. One teacher was defeated and burned-out. Fellow TC teachers commiserated, provided hope, and shared coping mechanisms. The teacher was heartened and expressed tremendous gratitude for the support. Click here for post. Another teacher, facing a custody hearing, got great insight and comfort from other teachers who had faced that experience. Click here for post. A third teacher sought guidance on choosing social media platforms to connect with and engage with inspiring and innovative teachers. Click here for post.

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