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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.

Better Together: When Teachers Collaborate Students Win

Better Togetheran exclusive video from TeachersConnect on what it means to “get better” as a teacher. Star teacher video blogger, La Tawnya Robinson, has gathered a funny, thoughtful and deeply insightful crew of new and experienced K-12 teachers from around the country. Take a peek at these teachers as they describe:

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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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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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