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Think back. You probably have a #teacher who lit the spark in you. A teacher who inspired you. A teacher who changed your worldview. Maybe you were lucky enough to have more than one! Who were your favorite teachers?

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Empathy can be taught in the classroom. This discussion thread has some good ideas for promoting connectiveness from teachers. Join the discussion -- what have you found works in the classroom?
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Teachers can always use good "bell ringer" exercises. Here are some great ideas from classroom teachers -- join in the discussion an share some of your own!
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Teacher collaboration improves student performance, and teacher job satisfaction. Here are some simple tips for using CourseKicker to connect your local teacher teams for true collaboration.
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One of the skills that students will undeniably need in college (and beyond) is being able to follow, participate, and generate thoughtful discussion. Sometimes it can feel difficult in class to “balance voices”: as the teacher, am I talking too much? Too little? How much structure and preparation is enough for discussions? Share your thoughts and experience in this discussion on CourseKicker.
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+Tom Vander Ark compiled a great list of the ways that new #edtech tools are helping #teachers create new learning environments and experiences for students. Share widely - especially with the non-believers!

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“I quit.” You’ve felt that at some point, yes? But “we don't talk about those feelings because we're supposed to be like those heroic teacher-as-savior figures that permeate popular narratives about our work.” Time to get realistic, connect with other #teachers, and help one another. Here are some strategies for getting through the tough days for teachers.  

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#edchat  
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"For years, researchers have found that #teacher quality is the single biggest school-based influencer on student achievement.” Then, it stands to reason that the single best thing we can do is to get better at #professionaldevelopment, which is exactly the reason we started +CourseKicker. In this article, Ryen Borden outlines some great ideas for enhancing #PD for #teachers

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#Teachers: "The implementation of creativity in schools requires relentless courage and empowerment." http://ow.ly/PLF7B
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Technology implementations are difficult. It’s hard not to let the tools and applications become the central focus. Here are some helpful tips from Rob Dickson on how to keep focused and make the technology as "invisible" as possible. 

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#edtech   #edchat  
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