Culture in the New Normal

Hans AppelBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Using your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to inspire positive culture in your classroom. Reimagining your PLN through positivity, authenticity, and modeling appropriate norms. Using the tools, skills, and ideas established with your PLN to maintain valuable relationships with your students. “Learning is finding out what you already know” – Richard Bach. With our new normal quickly approaching this fall, … Read More

Growing Your PLN Through Podcasting

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

In This Post: The benefits of having a wide Professional Learning Network, or PLN. Ways podcasts can help build your PLN as a listener, guest, or host! In my work with teachers across the country, something that constantly comes up is how to effectively grow your “PLN” or “Professional Learning Network”. More than ever this has become a staple in … Read More

Social Distancing Brings Teachers Closer Together

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: A warm reminder of the network of educators you’ve built. Positive encouragement to reach out to one another during this uncertain, scary time. There are so many headlines in the news right now surrounding the coronavirus and its implications for our world, our homes, and our classrooms.  These headlines can be scary.  And overwhelming.  And cause such discomfort.  But … Read More

26 Must Follows on Twitter

Rae HughartBlog, Innovate Better

In This Post : With the millions of educational Twitter users, its a challenge in-itself to find the right ones to support your #PLN dreams List of over 26 educators challenging one other to grow on Twitter It’s time for you to build a support network outside of your daily environment Whether you are an active Twitter participant or just … Read More

#TeacherLife – Finding a PLN on Instagram

Erin HallBlog, Tech Better

In This Post: Instagram has become an incredible place for teachers to connect and grow. If you’re looking to get on Instagram, or grow your PLN, consider creating a teacher-specific account. Following the right people and the right hashtags to engage with the right people and content. Join the conversation! Share, DM people, and stay engaged! The meteoric rise of … Read More