Teaching can often feel like a lonely job, but there are nearly 4 million of us in the U.S. plugging away at it everyday.
Having trouble getting your first-graders to transition from recess to class? Want some tips on how to teach the concept of density of middle-schoolers? There are many thousands of other people dealing with the same thing. Teacher need to connect with each other and the technology exists to do it.
The Teacher Wall is a virtual town hall that gives teachers an opportunity to talk about the things that are most important to them--from challenges to "A-ha! moments," from lessons learned to job satisfaction, from curriculum to parent engagement. The topics tackled on the Teacher Wall showcase a wide range of voices and provide teachers with a chance to interact and share with one another, all while adding to the conversation on America's schools.
Hooray! One of the first features on Teacher Wall is a section asking teachers to describe successes they’ve achieved. At the Center for Teaching Quality retreat, I offered my two cents for Teacher Wall.
Maybe throwing this video out into cyberspace will help me connect with other AP Lit teachers. Or other teacher-writers. Who knows? Teachers are not facing challenges or earning their successes alone. This virtual resource will enrich students’ education by connecting teachers to one another. This is exciting stuff.