5 Benefits of EdCamp Professional Development

Whitney ChoateBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better

In This Post: An overview of professional development designed to empower educators: EdCamps! The four major benefits of EdCamp professional development. So much is changing in the way that we teach in our classrooms. Teachers are facilitators of learning rather than providing direct instruction all day, every day. Students are encouraged to follow their passions and learn other content and … Read More

Podcasts for Professional Development

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Tech Better

In This Post: Podcasts as convenient and timely professional development. Personalized your learning with podcasts. Ways to grow as an educator by listening to podcasts. Professional development for educators can take many forms. It can be a conference, an EdCamp, a Twitter chat, and even… a podcast. Effective professional development ignites educators. It sparks their passion for this profession. We … Read More

Reflecting on #TeachBetter19

Jeff GargasBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Teacherpreneur Better

In This Post: A reflection on the first and very successful #TeachBetter19 conference. Jeff’s personal highlights from putting on this incredible event. I’ve been seeing all these posts reflecting on the Teach Better Conference, #TeachBetter19. They’ve been enjoyable to read. No…I have reveled in them. They have reminded me again and again of what we were able to create. It’s … Read More

Personalized Learning for Professional Development

Jacqueline GoodburnBlog, Professional Development, Tech Better

In This Post: Ways to improve your professional development days by including personalized teacher learning! The importance of useful, relevant professional development. Specific suggestions on how to include teacher voice and choice in professional learning. Professional development often becomes the running joke when teachers get together. They comment on how the speakers had great ideas, and then the speakers were … Read More

9 Tips for Mentoring

Whitney ChoateBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better

In This Post: The importance of mentoring for both student teachers and first year teachers. Practical tips compiled from years of mentoring experience. Helpful ways to mentor new teachers and student teachers, based on mentee feedback! Mentoring is an art, much like teaching; there’s no other way to describe it.  One must find a way to hone in on their … Read More