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This Video App Connects Teachers So They Share What Matters

There’s no other way to put it; we all miss each other these days. Education feels lonelier than ever. Enter EdSpace, the video app that connects teachers and administrators so they can share stories, ideas, and insights. The format is simple. Simply create up to a three-minute video and share. Others can post comments, ask questions, or simply chime in with an “Amen!”. 

But what we love most about this app is that you’ll get a private channel only visible within your school community. You’ll be able to see who from your school has signed up and communicate with

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This Video App Connects Teachers So They Share What Matters

There’s no other way to put it; we all miss each other these days. Education feels lonelier than ever. Enter EdSpace, the video app that connects teachers and administrators so they can share stories, ideas, and insights. The format is simple. Simply create up to a three-minute video and share. Others can post comments, ask questions, or simply chime in with an “Amen!”. 

But what we love most about this app is that you’ll get a private channel only visible within your school community. You’ll be able to see who from your school has signed up and communicate with

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3 Activities To Get Started With Problem Based Learning (Plus, Free PD!)

One of the biggest trends in education right now is problem-based learning, and for a good reason. PBL is a powerful way to help kids build the skills and confidence they need to see themselves as changemakers. There are so many opportunities for us to introduce PBL in our classes (even virtually!). If you’ve never tried PBL before, but you’re ready to start, here are three activities to get started.

Brainstorm a problem Padlet

To get started with PBL, challenge students to brainstorm a problem that they’d like to solve. We love using Padlet so students can easily see each

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Teaching While Sick, and That’s Not OK–WeAreTeachers

There’s no question that COVID-19 has magnified everything that was already wrong and broken in our education system, including how impossible it is for teachers to take a sick day without adding to their workload or feeling guilty. So I wasn’t surprised when a news story about a teacher still teaching from her hospital bed went viral. Spend just a few minutes on social media, and you’ll see that people, especially teachers, have strong opinions about it. Is she a hero going above and beyond for her students? Or is she contributing to a toxic martyrdom narrative that does more

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