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TeachersConnect to Become a Paid Membership Community

Changes Take Effect January 16th, 2020

Join for as little as $2/month

Like all great teachers, we know it’s important to pause for a few minutes each day to just listen–to students, to colleagues, to family. As 2019 rolled into 2020, we paused and listened–to you–as you described in interviews, emails, and surveys what you love about TeachersConnect. Here’s what you shared:

  

What You Love About TeachersConnect

  1. It’s relentlessly positive. Even when your colleagues are frustrated, even when they might want to vent, they don’t. They focus on solving problems and growing.
  2. It’s the most teacher-centric community on the Web. No banner ads, no spammers, no outsiders, no anonymous trolls.
  3. It feels like family. You routinely collide with a diverse group of educators just like you and the sparks ignite new ideas for your classroom.

The Future of TeachersConnect

When we asked how you want TeachersConnect to grow and improve, you gave us clear guidance. You want

  1. A way to earn CEUs and additional income as a teacher leader/learner
  2. Android and iOS apps with notifications that remind you to check TeachersConnect more frequently
  3. Faster ways to find the people and topics directly relevant to you

You’ve laid out a clear vision of the future for TeachersConnect, and we aim to deliver. 

What To Expect as We Transition to a Paid Community

Preserving the qualities you love and driving toward the future you’ve envisioned requires fiscal resources. Because of this, we’re making a change: On January 16th, 2020, TeachersConnect will become a paid membership community  (Note: Our “Special Status” members as of December 2019 will have the option to join for free*.). We get that you don’t have a whole lot of extra cash, so you can join for as little as $2/month. Why join? Because it’s the most uncompromisingly teacher-centric online community out there. TeachersConnect is: 

Moderated, safe, trustworthy 

No ads. No anonymous trolls

Only problem-solving teachers reaching more students each day

What You Need to Do

It’s really easy…When you log in to your TeachersConnect account after January 16th, 2020, you’ll see a new page where you’ll can select the payment option that suits you best: $3/month, $24/year, $50 for a lifetime!

Don’t miss out. We look forward to providing you with more skill, confidence, and joy each day on your teaching quest–all for the cost of a cup of coffee each month. As always, be in touch if you have questions, feedback, or ideas. 

See you in the community!

Dave Meyers

CEO, Co-founder, and Former Classroom Teacher

dave@teachersconnect.com

 

*“Special Status Members”: Some of you joined TeachersConnect through one of our community partners . Others of you are TeachersConnect Community Leaders and Trailblazers. Because of your special status, when you log in after January 15th, 2020, you will have the option to join for free. If you believe you should have been given the special option to join for free, send a note to dave@teachersconnect.com.

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.

Continue reading And the July Teachers of the Month are …

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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