I was worried that social media and connecting virtually might be a waste of time. However, I have been able to build a strong network of educators that have helped me grow and inspire me. Here are a few tips I would recommend so you can do the same.
Effective teachers can engage students in a way that brings inclusion, connectivity and meaningful learning to their classroom. Professional Development of teachers must be built around the idea of supporting the factors that make an effective teacher.
As educators, we are in a unique position to serve as a conduit between school, home, and the broader community. We work to develop lasting relationships with students, parents, teachers, and families, but our reach can extend beyond those groups. Learning networks are one way to bring people together around common goals and advance positive change in education.
No two students learn the same way which makes personalizing instruction using strategies like differentiated instruction critical to student success. A recent Edutopia article, Student-Centered Planning, sums it up very well.