How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Everyday

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Every Day

Kelly Christopherson has taught for twenty-five years and has been helping educators use to level up their learning for most of that time. As one of the leaders on #saskedchat (Saskatoon Ed Chat on Twitter), he has seen classrooms transform and is now studying the impact of social media on classroom pedagogy. Come to the edge of research and learning as we discuss how teachers are learning. Not surprisingly, many offline techniques are still important!

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Everyday

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Your challenge

Today, you're challenged to take fifteen minutes at least two times this week to learn something new. Participate in an online Twitter chat, join a conversation in a Facebook group. Ask a pressing problem and contribute to the conversation to help others with theirs. Document your learning in your learning journal (if you have one.) Even better, get a learning journal if you don't have one and start using it!

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Kelly Christopherson – Bio As Submitted

Kelly ChristophersonI am a father of 8 amazing children. I have taught for 25 years with 10 years as a classroom teacher, 13 years as a K-12 administrator and 2 years as a sessional lecturer.

I am the co-founder and moderator of #saskedchat which is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place every Thursday at 8 pm CST. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Regina where I am researching the perceived effects of teachers' use of social media on classroom practices.


Twitter: @kellywchris

Instagram: @kwhobbes

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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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Kathy December 21, 2019 - 8:20 pm

This podcast inspired me to make a fb group for the staff at my hs to share all cool and inspiring ideas. Here’s hoping it takes off

Vicki Davis January 6, 2020 - 6:17 pm

Way to go!


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