Teacher Dare Day is a successful recurring feature in the Tumblr teaching community. I wanted to suggest another possible recurring feature for us.
I’m a member of a teaching fellowship cohort, and we have an online thread that members can update called “Soundbites: Highs and Lows,” where fellows post one part of their life (teaching or personal) that is making them happy and one challenge that they’re struggling with. It’s been a great way to build community and to find support with other educators.
Now that the school year is well and truly underway, I thought our Tumblr community might benefit from an occasional “check-in.” Just like the community declares Teacher Dare Days once every couple of weeks, we could have a Check-In Day once every couple of weeks to prompt people to post a recent success and a recent struggle.
It may not be something we need, but it was something I was thinking about.
*PPT notes: I think this is a fabulous idea, and would be happy to post the Check In Calls. If you have any other ideas that could help build this community and allow us to support each other please free to message us!
“Poverty penetrates deeper into the body, brain, and soul than many of us realize” (45).
Personally speaking, money was always tight in my family. I lived in a safe, affluent area that my immigrant parents could not afford to live in, but strove to live in because of the community’s numerous…
A really incredible response to this week’s Team Teacher Summer Book Club prompt (read more here).
Tomorrow begins the summer book club reading of Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen.
The book is one of the shorter books that were available to choose from, so we will be reading it over a period of three weeks. The schedule is as follows:
June 1st - 7th Introduction, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2
June 8th - 14th Chapter 3 and Chapter 4
June 15th - 21st Chapter 5 and Chapter 6
Each week you will be asked to select a quote from that week’s reading to respond to on your personal or teaching tumblr. What you choose, and how you respond is up to you.
Additionally, I will post one question a week for you to respond to on your tumblr (you may reblog the Team Teachers post with the question) or you may create a new post to respond.
Finally, throughout each week questions will be added to an open google document. Anyone may edit it, but we ask that you only write on the document if you are participating in the book club. You will be asked to sign your comments with your tumblr link. No outside links may be posted to this tumblr besides to tumblr posts on this book or your link signature. I will post on Team Teachers whenever a new question has been added.
To follow this discussion, and to make it easier for other participants to find your posts please tag posts “summer book club” and it is highly recommended that you track this tag on tumblr.
You are also encouraged to tweet links with your responses to discussions.
Here’s to a successful book club where we all learn something that makes us better teachers!
This is cool. Really cool. Like, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” agony cool. Like, “I’m going to steal this and do it in my class and hope no one else knows about it because they’re going to think I’m a genius” cool.
If you click through you’ll get:
Plenty of photographs
Detailed explanations of how the whole activity is structured (it’s long enough to be a lunchtime read)
All of the handouts, embedded for review (via Scribd) and available for download
Resources like this do not come along every day.
That’s right…you heard me! And it’s one of my favorite activities all year long. Paper Blogs. I use them to introduce my seventh graders to the idea of blogging and, more importantly, commenting.
Similar to world-shaker’s My Favorite Teacher series (read what it is here and read submissions here if you aren’t familiar with it), Team Teachers would like to host an end-of-year reflection series. As educators, we are provided with a great thing at the beginning of every school year- a…
Hi, everyone! I’m currently finishing up my student teaching, and I’ve hit a little bit of a brick wall with how to teach texture to my younger students (Pre-K, K, and 1st Grade). I’d appreciate any suggestions you have! Thanks!