Silvia Tolisano global teacher

Silvia Tolisano: Connect Your Classroom to the World

Silvia Tolisano @langwitches an educator formerly in Florida, now in Brazil,  is a legendary teacher to many of us who collaborate globally because she's been doing it so well for so long. She is one of the educators who has impacted me the most as I've connected my own classroom globally.

Who will want to listen to this show?

If you want to understand the benefits of connecting students globally and how Silvia has done it at her last school in Florida and in her new home in Brazil, you'll want to listen to the show.

My favorite part is when Silvia tells about her favorite collaborative project that she started with a children's poet and how that project continues to grow from year to year even though she's left her first school. The organic life of collaborative relationships in schools is an emerging conversation and you can understand it better with this story. There's a unique curriculum created by collaboration that CANNOT be transported from school to school. This is why schools should look to attract teacherpreneurs who have mastered the art of flattening the classroom.

Listen to Every Classroom Matters Episode 23: Silvia Tolisano

Add Silvia Tolisano to your PLN

Blog: http://www.langwitches.org/

Twitter: @langwitches

Silvia is a Google Glass explorer and writing on her blog about what she's doing with Google Glass in her classroom. She is one who doesn't get caught up in hype so if she's doing it, I'm reading about it and you should too.

Every Classroom Matters is a bi-weekly podcast by Vicki Davis on BAM Radio network dedicated to excellent education. Listening will help you teach with better results, lead with a positive impact, and live with a greater purpose. Subscribe.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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4 comments

Angela Garrone January 26, 2014 - 5:49 pm

Hi Vicki. My name is Angela Garrone. I am a student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, and I am taking EDM 310. EDM 310 is a technology based course designed to educate teachers on the importance of using technology in the 21st century classroom and how it is, will, and should be implemented. One component of our class is to visit the blogs of teachers who regularly blog and incorporate technology in their classrooms. Our professor assigns each student 1 teacher per week. This week I was given your name. I will post a summary of my visits on my blog Angela Garrone’s EDM310 Blog on February 10, 2014. Our EDM 310 class has a blog also EDM 310 Class Blog. You can also find me on Twitter @garronegal. I really hope I have done all of this correctly. I guess I will find out in a few seconds.

Oh, I was born in Thomasville, Georgia. I have family in Thomasville, Pelham, Ochlocknee and Camilla. It is a small world!

coolcatteacher January 26, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Wow! It is! I am in Camilla. Vicki Davis
@coolcatteacher

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