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The Power of Significance

What happens when you truly matter and the secret to a longer life
By Marcel Ollmann

TeachersConnect is working with teachers on a user research project focusing on discovering what drives teachers in their daily lives and what challenges they experience in their professional careers. We have been performing this research primarily to inform our product development process—to ensure that we provide value and utility to teachers on a consistent basis. Continue reading The Power of Significance

Are you Sinking, Swimming, or Surfing?

Learning to surf on the rough waves of education.

By Flo Berry

When completing my National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL) year I had to really reflect on what it was like to be a senior leader, including how effective I was in managing my own time, stress and sanity! I learnt very quickly that it is rare to have clear sailing, but by sitting back and reflecting on the times that were more challenging, I was able to analyze myself and learn to take action before things got out of hand. Continue reading Are you Sinking, Swimming, or Surfing?

If it Feels Wrong, it’s Probably Not Right

Strategies for talking through gut reactions and creating change from a 22 year veteran teacher.

By Joy Kirr

Stepping into your classroom, possibilities for learning abound. How many bodies will you have looking at you? How can you lead them as best you can? It’s a lot of pressure. Although the students are your first concern, pressures from outside those four walls are on your mind, as well – paperwork, emails, parents, administration, coworkers… Everyone around us has ideas for how your classroom should be run. How can you insure your ideas don’t get lost in the mix? Continue reading If it Feels Wrong, it’s Probably Not Right

Playing Teacher: A look at imposter syndrome #IRL

Why do new teachers often feel like imposters?

By Kristen Fleury

I had to change who I was the day I became a teacher.  I don’t mean that in the way you scold your friends for changing their personalities when they’re around their partners or people they want to impress.  What I mean is that the persona I put on every day at dawn needed to be different than the persona I slipped into for the past nine years of my life. Continue reading Playing Teacher: A look at imposter syndrome #IRL

How can we give teachers the tools they need?

Teachers Connect is on a mission to give teachers the tools to collaborate, help each other, and end the notion of teaching as a solo activity. Over the last six months we have been working with teacher preparation programs and teachers around the country on building a platform that helps teachers connect. We have learnt a lot of about the challenges and victories that real world classroom teachers face every day–but how does that inform the development of our service going forward? Continue reading How can we give teachers the tools they need?

Teachers Connect Recognized for Innovative use of Technology

MassTLC

Teachers Connect is excited to be named a finalist by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council in their competition for the award highlighting innovative use of technology in the Ed Tech space. The award category recognizes brilliant uses of technology that introduce new ideas to K-12, higher ed, and continued ed. Companies building new  technologies are considered whether their products are applied inside or outside of the classroom. Continue reading Teachers Connect Recognized for Innovative use of Technology

EdTech Innovations: TeachersConnect with CEO Dave Meyers

From the very first day that we are seated in a classroom, one of the first things we learn is to raise our hands to ask the teacher a question. But who do the teachers ask for help? TeachersConnect was created to provide a resource for just that. To learn more about TeachersConnect, EdTech Times interviewed founder and CEO Dave Meyers for our EdTech Innovators & Innovations series. Continue reading EdTech Innovations: TeachersConnect with CEO Dave Meyers

8 Startups Disrupting Multiple Industries From The World’s Largest Startup Accelerator in Boston

David Meyers had been in the education sector for the longest time as a teacher, principal, professor and thought leader when he decided to make a slight shift and become a founder and CEO of a startup. The only catch? It’s still in the education space.

Continue reading 8 Startups Disrupting Multiple Industries From The World’s Largest Startup Accelerator in Boston