Share Best Practices
"No matter how long you've been in the classroom, there will always be someone else who's more effective at a certain facet of teaching." I've been teaching for over 30 years. It took me 20 years to realize I will never know everything and be the best at all things. Today I enjoy meeting and learning from my colleagues who are willing to share their strengths and passions.
Find a Trusted Mentor
"No matter the subject, I value hearing fresh perspectives from new and veteran teachers about becoming even better at my job. Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas." Sadly, in most schools, teaching continues to be an individual activity. Yes, we have PLC's, department meetings, and data teams, but the majority of the time we are alone with our students. My most memorable and powerful teaching moments were those that involved collaborating with another teacher.
Change Things Up
"It's certainly easier to teach the same books and content each year, but it's also incredibly boring, which can lead to burnout."
Routines and rituals may be important when establishing classroom norms and procedures, but content and learning activities should change to reflect student's culture and experience. This can be very challenging for teachers who are always short of time.
EdCampMSP = Transformational Teaching
When you attend EdCampMSP on Saturday, October 1st, you will have the opportunity to share best practices, find a trusted mentor, and change things up in your classroom. The day includes the traditional edcamp format in the morning where participants meet and create the agenda based on their needs and passions. The afternoon is an opportunity to work together to change things up. You will have time to create new content and learning that can be used the next Monday.
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EdCampMSP | Saturday, October 1st | Minneapolis North Loop | Registration