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Every Question Needs an Answer!

It can take bravery to ask a question, even on a website full of people who want to be helpful. We are working to encourage that bravery by ensuring that every question gets at least one timely and thoughtful response. Want to lend a hand?

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Join our growing group of Rapid Responders, teachers who have volunteered to help us make sure that every question gets an answer. Just fill out this form to sign up and we will start emailing you twice a week to alert you to new questions. We know things in the life of a teacher are always busy, so you will never be under any obligation to respond. Together, we’re going to ensure that every teacher gets quick and helpful answers—and that teaching is never again a solo activity.

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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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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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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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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