Thursday, June 30, 2016

Facebook Live!

Hello! If you are a subscriber to my newsletter, some of the content of this blog post will be familiar (and if you AREN'T a subscriber, this would be a great time to subscribe--all announcements of upcoming Facebook Live sessions will done through that newsletter channel.).  The craziness of the end of the school year is past me--so  now?  It's time to WORK!  I have been asked over and over by readers to offer more in the way of staff development.  They love reading my blog posts and using my resources--but they want something more interactive.  I am thrilled to say--IT'S HERE!

If you haven’t heard of Facebook Live yet, you NEED to check it out. SERIOUSLY. It’s the best FB addition I have seen in a looooong time!  Some of you might have seen some of my Periscopes--but I really believe this platform is WAY better for all of us!  Just tune in, watch, listen, comment, and learn!

I have loved blogging and sharing ideas with educators since 2012...and I have CRAVED a forum where we could be more collaborative.  Facebook Live is the key!  I plan to share important and relevant professional development that can immediately help you in your classroom.  In addition to 25 years in education, I have a masters degree in curriculum development and pride myself on being a leader in our field--and I want you to take some risks and try new things in your classrooms too!
Are you interested in any of the following?
  • Math workshop tricks and organization
  • Assessment strategies
  • Using technology to improve instruction
  • Increasing problem solving skills
  • Classroom organization and culture
  • Great read aloud ideas for intermediate grades
  • Making sense of homework options
  • Improving student engagement and learning
Here is YOUR chance to add on to the list!   I won’t be able to discuss any new ideas tomorrow, but I will put it on my list for the future.  I am excited to dig into some of these topics and have great discussions with other intermediate teachers who love to learn and think deeply about best practices in education.  Just leave your suggestions in the comments, and I'll add them to my list!

Please join me tomorrow, Friday, July 1, at 9 pm EST/8 pm CST, at my FB page (Just CLICK HERE) for my first FB Live video! This will be a quick one to get the discussion started and make sure we are all able to access the live feed. Please invite your teacher friends to join us. The more collaboration, the better! The best part is that this is free staff development and networking--and summer is the perfect time to get your brain rolling with new ideas.

One of the great things about watching a FB Live video is you can post and “chat” with other viewers while the video is playing. It’s a great way to connect with new teachers and share our best ideas.! Remember, you can click here to go to my FB post to share with your teacher friends to let them know when to join us. To encourage people to speak up, there may even be some live giveaways during the broadcast.   I hope to see you tomorrow!

P.S. If you can’t join me live, you can still access my video by clicking on the “VIDEO” tab on my FB page.  See you tomorrow night!

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