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Happy Holidays: A Time to Share and Reflect

Happy Holidays from Teachers Train Teachers,

     It's been a wonderful year and we are looking forward to an even better 2015!   How can we achieve our goals?  Sharing and Reflecting.

Sharing:

Do you have a dynamite teaching strategy to share?

Can you show educators how to use technology in their classroom?

Do you have an amazing video capture of a lesson to show educators?

Reflecting:

What are the things you do well?  How can you share them with others to uplift the profession?

What are areasin need of focus?  Who can you go to for support?

What goals will you set for youself in the new year?

Our goals:

Do more to promote the expertise of teachers. 

Help build their confidence in sharing.

Share better techniques and tools for creating professional learning modules.

The Time to Create and Share is Now

Renewal.  As warmer weather finds its way past the doldrums of winter, we are reminded of renewal.  Renewal of our commitment to the greatest professional.  Renewal of our commitment to our students and ourselves.  When I launched this website a year ago, I had dreams of teachers sharing expertise from across the United States and Beyond.  I renew that dream as I type; confident in the ability of teachers to uplift a profession. 

                Teachers working together to share expertise and collaborate is the most powerful force in education.  There isn’t a doubt in my mind.  So I call on you.  Find your passion and share it.  This site is designed for you to use free, open-source creation tools in order to develop professional learning modules or mini-courses.  No software packages to download, no fees. 

 

Sharing is more than Caring. Sharing is DARING !

Sharing is more than Caring.  Sharing is DARING!

                Collaborate. Collaborate. Collaborate.   We hear this word all the time in education.  Collaboration represents a REAL investment of our time and resources.  As valuable as it is; it’s not for the faint of heart.  After planning, teaching, assessing, modifying, and god-forbid taking a 22 minute lunch; the thought of keeping the brain moving and interacting can be oppressive.  But I liken it to hoping in the water for my morning swim.  It’s an amazing thing after I get started.  I’m relaxed and comfortable and KNOW that I am doing something great for myself.  But man alive – the drive it takes to take the plunge is significant.  But I must, and we all must, realize the drive to succeed resides in all of us.  Be daring!

BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA SALES CONTEST - Win an iPad Mini!

Teachers Train Teachers: BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA!

We are proud to announce our first sales contest!  We will be awarding a 16GB iPad Mini to the instructor who generates the most profit.  Imagine – creating mini-courses and receiving 60% of the profit knowing that with each sale, YOU could win one of the best tablets on the market.

The contest will run from August 5, 2013 until October 31, 2013. 

Here is what you have to do:

Join www.teacherstrainteachers.com.

Apply to be an instructor.

Create mini-courses (if you need help – enroll in the free mini-course Creating a Top-notch Mini-Course).

Invite your friends and professional learning network to take your courses. The more people join the site and take courses, the better your chance of winning!

On November 1, 2013 we’ll announce the winner and send them a brand new iPad Mini!

 

Terms and Conditions

The winner is the instructor who generates the highest dollar amount of profit.

The Beginning of the Journey: The Launch of Teachers Train Teachers

 A RISK WORTH TAKING FOR A REWARD WORTH REACHING        

            I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Teachers Train Teachers.  In the future, this page will host announcements, contests, and highlights from our members.  In this first post, however, I’d like to share a little bit about how this all came about and my hopes for this site.

 

            It’s certainly a risk.  Taking my savings and using it to build a website that depends on educators creating professional learning opportunities for one another.  I’m not a business.  I haven’t received any investment money from anyone.  I simply believe that educators need a place to collaborate and receive professional documentation for engaging beyond the classroom, while knowing that educators that create should be rewarded for their time.  That reward?  Providing financial compensation to instructors.