A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation

#11 Teacher Jim Forde shares his inspirational song for teachers and the story behind it

10MT TRANSCRIPT #11 You're the Teacher by Jim Forde

Jim Forde (@stemnetwork) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education. As a STEM/CS advocate, he curates the @stemnetwork twitter feed (with over 3800 followers) when not singing and songwriting. 🙂

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Jim Forde’s song “You’re the Teacher” and his inspiring message helps us remember why we’re in this profession. Happy Motivational Monday! Get excited and ready for the week with today’s guest and motivational song.a message to teachers

I hope you enjoy this episode with Jim Forde !

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Want some more motivation for this Monday? Listen to last week’s show with Sylvia Duckworth about the most motivating sketchnotes in education today.


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Jim Forde

Jim Forde (@stemnetwork) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education. As a STEM/CS advocate, he curates the @stemnetwork twitter feed (with over 3800 followers) when not singing and songwriting. 🙂


Contests included in this show

  • MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Giveaway Contest Rules
    • Manner of selection of winners: All classroom teachers with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher show will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner. Those who leave a review between 2/1/2017 and 2/3/2017 will have two entries for each review. The winner will be required to verify that they are a classroom teacher and that the MakerBot Mini+Replicator will be used in the classroom. Or, if the winner is not a classroom teacher, we must verify with an appropriately designated principal or administrator of the location in a classroom where the device will be placed. Winning another prize during the contest period from the 10 Minute Teacher Show does not exclude the winner from winning this prize. All reviews of the show are eligible for entry.
    • Geographic Area and Eligibility: Due to shipping costs, this contest covers the United States and Canada. Classroom teachers or those in schools who will place the device in a classroom for student use are eligible to apply.
    • Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017 at midnight EST.
    • How Prizes Will Be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
    • Determination of date of winner: February 15, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner notified and verified to be a classroom teacher or to place the device in a classroom. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected.
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    • Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.
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