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ShiftThis Edchat

Interview with Our Upcoming “Live” EdChat Moderators

Don’t miss out on our first ever “Live” Discussion on TeachersConnect!

A different kind of edchat.

When: Monday, September 17th 2018 at 8:00 pm EST

Where: TeachersConnect Community  

Topic: Can Student-directed Learning Have a Massive Impact on Your Students?

Moderated by #ShiftThis author, Joy Kirr, and TeachersConnect CEO, Dave Meyers.

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Back-to-School Survival Guide: Part Three – Rules & Procedures That Work

TeachersConnect’s “Back-to-School Survival Guide” is a four-part series that deals with topics most teachers face in their first few weeks of school.

A crew of experienced teachers reviewed relevant scholastic papers, searched personal resources, and combed through the TeachersConnect community and other online sites to find the best resources for all your back-to-school needs. The result is a concise guide—in four stand-alone modules—full of valuable back-to-school resources, just for you!

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Back-to-School Survival Guide: Part Two – Communication with Parents & Letters Home

TeachersConnect’s Back-to-School Survival Guide is a 4-part series that deals with common topics most teachers face in their first few weeks of school.

A group of experienced teachers reviewed relevant scholastic papers, searched their personal resources and combed through TeachersConnect and online content to provide you with a concise guide full of valuable back-to-school resources, just for you!

Continue reading Back-to-School Survival Guide: Part Two – Communication with Parents & Letters Home

Back-to-School Survival Guide: Part One – Your Classroom

TeachersConnect’s Back-to-School Survival Guide is a 4-part series that deals with common topics most teachers face in their first few weeks of school.

A group of experienced teachers reviewed relevant scholastic papers, searched their personal resources and combed through TeachersConnect and online content to provide you with a concise guide full of valuable back-to-school resources, just for you!

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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!