As educators we are constantly searching out opportunities to grow professionally through conferences and workshops. Sometimes those issues of time, money, and of course the big one, being out of the classroom once again, rear their ugly heads and make the opportunities seem impossible. That’s why networking has become such a valuable asset to the teaching community. We need to learn from each other. With that in mind, I would like to share 3 of my favorite blogs that I follow in the hope that you might find them of interest and value too.
1. Teacher Challenge – A blog dedicated to professional learning. It is divided into 30 day professional learning challenges to increase your knowledge and skills on a variety of topics. Best of all, you go through it at in any order and at your own pace.
2. Master Learners – Ok, I follow the facebook page more than the actual blog but it is a page so worth following. It provides resources and information on current education topics. I love the way this focuses on educators as life-long learners.
3. Teachers Love SMART Boards – What an appropriate title because they do. This provides files and sites that are perfect for SMART Boards.
Now it’s your turn to share. Please comment with at least one tool or resource of some type that aids in your professional growth so I can possibly add it to my list.
Terri Brines is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.