TeachersConnect Blog

Teacher Voices From the First Day of School

We hope you’re looking forward to–or have already launched–a successful start of school.

Whether this is your first day in the classroom or you’ve experienced decades of “first days,” one thing is certain–you’re feeling a flood of thoughts and emotions. In the moments before the crowd of fresh faces clammers into your classroom for the first time, we want to know what’s top of mind.

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Sprinting to the starting line

How TeachersConnect Uses Teacher Feedback During Product Development

By Dave Meyers, TeachersConnect Founder and CEO

 

Originally Published in the EdWeek Market Brief “Startup Blog”  https://marketbrief.edweek.org/the-startup-blog/teacher-input-essential-startup-product-development/

When your aim is to build an amazing EdTech product, you’re almost always in a race against time. Getting to market quickly is the established measure of success – we hear it from investors and entrepreneurs alike. The risk of moving too slowly is that your competitors will beat you to the punch.

But moving too quickly carries its own risks. What if you don’t ask the right questions at the right time? What if you bring the wrong product to market? What if you miss obvious opportunities for impact and growth because you weren’t paying close enough attention?

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Teaching, Learning, and Enduring Connections

Quick Thoughts From the ASU/GSV EdTech Summit

By Dave Meyers, TeachersConnect CEO

In his keynote talk, Tim Shriver, Co-Founder and Chair of CASEL, an organization that aims to make “evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school,” shared the following definitions of Teaching and Learning: Continue reading Teaching, Learning, and Enduring Connections

TeachersConnect Summer Marketing Internship

We’re seeking a student or recent grad to help TeachersConnect launch a new smart phone application. Building on your skills and interests in marketing design and copywriting, your primary responsibility will be to tell such a powerful story to K-12 teachers that they’ll immediately recognize the value of TeachersConnect and download the app.  You’ll be responsible for working closely with the CEO and Director of Client Success to: Continue reading TeachersConnect Summer Marketing Internship

How Do Teachers Get The Answers They Need?

Coming soon: TeachersConnect Q&A

 

As a teacher, every day presents new challenges. On Monday you have to figure out a brilliant way to teach long division to a student who is struggling. Tuesday you have a meeting with a parent whose child is transferring into your class. Wednesday you need to decide whether or not to send a misbehaving student to the principal’s office. Continue reading How Do Teachers Get The Answers They Need?

Imagine A World Where Teachers Have Access To Each Other

How can every teacher become an amazing teacher?

 

When you were growing up did you ever have a really great teacher? A teacher who explained confusing problems in ways that clarified everything? Or one with so much energy and enthusiasm that they inspired interest from every student? Or how about a teacher that you knew really cared about you and your future? Continue reading Imagine A World Where Teachers Have Access To Each Other

Finding New Pathways to Grow as a Teacher

How others have used TeachersConnect to grow professionally.

 

The other night, I sat listening to a couple friends chat about dating apps and websites.  They were talking about dates they’ve gone on, whom they’ve met, and honestly, a lot about how it didn’t often work out.  But it made me realize just how much technology has changed the way we meet and interact with people, both dating and in a larger sense.  You’re probably thinking right now, “Hello, Kristen… let me welcome you to 2017,” and if you were thinking just that, hear me out. Continue reading Finding New Pathways to Grow as a Teacher

Are You Attending SXSWedu?

Stop by SXSW Launch competition and give a holler for TeachersConnect!

 

TeachersConnect is honored to be selected to complete in the SXSW live startup competition at the SXSWedu annual conference! As one of ten national finalists chosen from a deeply competitive pool, TeachersConnect will have the opportunity to present to a panel of esteemed judges and a live audience. Continue reading Are You Attending SXSWedu?

TeachersConnect Welcomes A New Teacher to the Team!

Who better to design products for teachers than a teacher?

We are excited to announce that Dan Staton has filled the long-awaited role of User Experience designer at TeachersConnect. It has long been our philosophy that we build every piece of our products with the needs, desires, and lives of teachers in mind. Dan has joined us to help us take that philosophy to the next level. He believes that carefully listening to teachers and really understanding where they are coming from is critical to successful design. Continue reading TeachersConnect Welcomes A New Teacher to the Team!