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Find Me A Soulmate!

The surprising key to personalized learning FOR TEACHERS

“It doesn’t seem to matter where you are or what group you study, you get a very similar picture of informal adult learning. Informal learning just seems to be a very normal, very natural human activity… People are spending 15 hours a week at it on average, and yet it’s not talked about, it’s not recognized, it’s sort of ignored or invisible.”

– Dr. Allen Tough, The Iceberg of Informal Adult Learning

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Congrats to Bridget Monagle, our Teacher Spotlight honoree!


We’ve noticed that Bridget has been a rockstar community member in recent weeks.  She started an engaging conversation about
music in the classroom, asked a great question about reciprocal accountability, and shared photos of an end-of-year letter-writing activity she conducted this spring.  We wanted you to have a chance to learn more about what got her to where she is today, the work she does, and what she’s passionate about – so we had Kristen Fraine, our Community Coordinator and fellow teacher, interview her.

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You Could Win a $500 GRAND PRIZE…

Refer a Teacher Friend Today!

Add joy and great resources to your classroom–on us. Invite your teacher friends and colleagues to join TeachersConnect and get a shot at a $500 GRAND PRIZE or a $50 second prize! 

For each friend who becomes a member using your personalized link, you get one chance to win. The more referrals you make, the better your chances to win (10 new accounts from your referrals = 10 chances to win). Start sharing your personalized link today. Continue reading You Could Win a $500 GRAND PRIZE…

Spotlight Teacher: Cindy Arevalo

Congrats to Cindy Arevalo, our May Teacher Spotlight honoree!

Cindy is a high school English teacher in Glen Burnie, MD and has been an outstanding member of our community.  We wanted everyone to have a chance to know more about what got her to where she is today, the work she does, and what she’s passionate about – so we had Kristen Fraine, our Community Coordinator and fellow teacher, interview her to learn more.

Here’s a look at an interview we did with Cindy – and a question we have for you all to jump in on at the end:

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The Cool Teachers Are Using Rubrics!

Assigning Writing

By John Lambert

I went to a liberal arts school and really fell in love with writing and the process of writing.  It allowed me to examine the complexities of society as I worked toward my degree in history. While still in school, I realized that when I began teaching I wanted my students to learn how to write as well. I wanted them to write not only because I really enjoy writing, but because it is the best practice of demonstrating your knowledge within the social sciences. Continue reading The Cool Teachers Are Using Rubrics!

New Ways to Connect and Stay Connected

New Ways to Connect

On TeachersConnect, all teachers can make a difference by collaborating with each other, regardless of location and experience. Your questions get answered, and your ideas get heard.

Every day, we strive to provide the tools and features that help you connect with the teachers who can help you improve. In the newest update, here’s what you’ll find:

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New Year, New … Approach to Teaching?

Self-Reflection in the New Year

By Kristen Fraine

With the New Year just starting there’s plenty of chatter amongst friends, family, and colleagues about everyone’s goals for their own personal “New Year, New You” ambitions.  As a teacher, I find myself doing this sort of self-reflection and goal setting both at the start of the school year and the start of the calendar year. It’s a sort of mental reset that’s nice to have twice a year, but can be difficult because self-reflection isn’t always easy. I always find these conversations an awkward combination of exciting, stressful and invigorating.

So I started to think about it like a lesson plan – how would I ask my students to reflect and set goals? Can I scaffold this life-lesson for myself? Continue reading New Year, New … Approach to Teaching?