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Teachers – We Have Liftoff!

TeachersConnect 2.0 is taking off!

Join the Journey. Win Cash Prizes.

Teachers Connect is relaunching in September! Woot! Woot! 

What better time than now—at the start of another “non-traditional” school year– to connect with teacher soulmates, gain recognition for your contributions, and maybe even earn a little extra cash! 

New Opportunities for Recognition and Pocket Money 

  • We’re relaunching the Teacher of the Month program with three top awards of $200 each.
    • Sept 2021 Teacher of the Month awards will be announced in early October.
  • Top teachers will get $200 gift cards and four runners-up will get $100 gift cards in each of the categories listed below:
    • Trendy Teachers – members who have shared the most popular post or question in a month as determined by comments, “helpfuls,” “good questions,” and views
    • Resourceful Responders – members whose responses have received the most “helpfuls” during a month
    • Prolific Posters – members who have shared the largest number of engaging posts and/or questions in a month. An engaging post or question, for this purpose, is one that receives 10+ comments, answers, “helpfuls,”or “good questions.”
    • Note: A member can only win one ToM award per month.
  • Teachers of the Month also have the chance to be paid Community Leaders who shape the future of TeachersConnect.
  • Back to School Bonanza – In September, the TC Team will award five $100 gift cards to members whose posts are particularly thought-provoking or on-point. Twenty members will also be selected at random to win $25 gift cards.

You might be a September Teacher of the Month

Coming Soon

  • Better searching and matching – so you can find teachers and topics most relevant to you right away
  • More personalized profile – add a banner and color preferences
  • More places to add links to your website, blog, TPT page, or Etsy store
  • Badges that show your impact on TC – displayed on your profile and in your posts
  • More sharing – share your TC post on social media or invite colleagues to join a conversation
  • Mentor – opportunities to mentor pre-service teachers on their journey to become fully-licensed teachers
  • Opportunities to earn money for feedback on EdTech products

Mission

The mission remains unchanged – Teachers deserve a teacher-centric, safe place to access the most powerful resource of all – each other. We envision a space where all teachers collaborate to make a greater impact — regardless of experience or location. Our goal is to ensure that every teacher radiates confidence, skill, and joy. When teachers succeed, students thrive.

What’s Changed

TeachersConnect was acquired by Public Consulting Group (PCG) on April 30, 2021. With PCG behind us, we plan to grow to 100,000 members in the next 12 months, while adding exciting new ways for you to connect, lead, and grow. We expect an influx of thousands of  pre-service and early-career teachers eager to tap into your knowledge and experiences. We hope that you will help us welcome them to the community.

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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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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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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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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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