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Where can I find a teacher collaborative group?

Jun 19, 2013 2:13pm

I have become apathetic. I HATE it. I want to be enthused and need help getting there. I am hopefully that I can find a group of teachers to give me new ideas for the coming school year. I am also hopefully those ideas will be the kick-start I need. I am a teacher of the gifted in 2-6 grades.

  • Other
  • Pre K-8
  • Class Culture / Collaboration / Differentiation / Planning


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    • Jun 24, 2013 8:38am

      Join a social network for educators. I follow many terrific education resources on twitter. I also use the 100% free service by edmodo. It is like facebook for teachers (and students). You can join and browse various communities based upon your interests. I even took a free online course on edmodo- a teacher offered to manage the group and give us assignments and we had to buy the book.
      Heather VanderMolen

      • Jun 19, 2013 3:14pm

        Hi Anna,
        Are you looking for a group to physically meet with or something online? This site is a great place to start, between the videos and this Q&A section, there are lots of great ideas and potential for brainstorming new lesson plans. It's great that you can recognize your need for some new ideas and are willing to take the time to re-energize your teaching! Good Luck.

        • Jun 19, 2013 8:47pm

          Thanks, I don't exactly understand how to navigate this site in oder to get the ball started in that department.

          • Jun 23, 2013 8:53pm


            Twitter chats are a great way to connect with enthusiastic educators. If you don't have a twitter account, I would recommend signing up. There is a list of "chats" on Twitter where you can log on at certain times to discuss issues in education. It's been amazing. I was skeptical, but I love all the excitement I get from my Twitter PLC.

            Also, there are a number of Teacher Voice organizations around the country (TeachPlus for example) where passionate educators work to elevate the teaching profession. Reading about what those organizations are doing may inspire you too!

            Katie (@KatieNovakUDL)