Monday, July 20, 2015

Teachers Collaborating!

Getting to hang out with friends learning and having fun is one of my favorite things to do! This summer was filled with learning and collaboration. As you may have read on Elaine's post
about What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas, a bunch of teacher friends went on a wild adventure together. The beauty of this experience was in the knowledge we shared with one another, the closeness we gained from really getting to know each other, and the energy we acquired from this trip.

One of the best parts of this trip was feeling like I was a part of something special. I also love how when you put your heads together the synergy flows, ideas are born, and inspiration blossoms.

Teaching is hard. The one thing that can make it better is finding someone in which you can rely on. People or a person who really get you. A group, a tribe, a partnership, a family. Call it whatever you want, it means the same. These people can make a hard year bearable. They can make a great year even greater. Everyone needs a person in which to bounce off ideas, or share a celebration with, or a shoulder to cry on.

Collaboration is something we hope to teach out students. Why not start with ourselves? In fact isn't being a role model of collaboration the best way in which to teach it?

I love Edutopia. I think it is an outstanding resource in which to collaborate. Edutopia offers great ideas and fresh perspectives on how to get the job done. It reminds me a lot of the people in these pictures. People who come together to do what is best for kids and education.

If that is you, why not check out this great article by Vicki Davis, Teacherpreneurs: We're Here to Inspire. It might just remind you of your purpose this year.


  1. So ThAnKfUl for having YOU in my teaching family! Looking forward to a great new school year and really looking forward to traveling together again to #tptvegas16 !!!

  2. I loved this blog post! …thank you! :-)