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We are a community of life-long learners. Yes, we are educators. We are the ones responsible for teaching young minds. But as strong educators, we know that in order to stay effective, influential, and relevant in our students’ lives, we must never stop learning. Here at Edbean, we want to create a community that challenges each other, that inspires one another, and that supports the educators who are looking to grow. We want to provide a place for educators to post their thoughts, reflect on their teaching, and respond to the ever-changing world of education. We are a place to post your classroom triumphs and curricular successes. We are a place to blog about the new lesson that failed and the “almost win” that did not quite work out. We encourage you to blog about the coolest new app or online educational resource. We want you to post questions you have about latest teaching trend or classroom pedagogy. We encourage everyone to not just post, but to comment and respond to each other: enthusiastically agree, respectfully disagree, ask questions, or offer a different point of view. We are teachers and administrators. We are first-year educators and educators teaching the children of our former students. We are tech-savvy gurus and tech-terrified newbies. We are individuals, striving to be better than yesterday, never settling for “good enough”, and always willing to do what is best for our students.

We are a community of life-long learners…

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Session 034 – Making the Most of Our Jelly Beans…

#Edbean twitter chat will meet September 23, 2014 at 9: […] #Edbean twitter chat will meet September 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM Central Standard time. Effective time use to enhance the experience is our topic tonight. The video below, your life in jelly beans, helps put into perspective the importance of maximizing our time. Life is... read more

Classroom Budget: Built To Last…

I have been toying around with this post for some time now. Hemming and hawing if the topic of money would be ok for a post. Then I thought, we are all teachers, most, if not all, spend their own money on their classrooms. This is the angle I took for this post.... read more

Episode 015 – Maintaining Excitement After Day One

For both teachers and students, it’s easy to get jazzed for the first day of school. Teachers look to start off with a bang. Students, even if they don’t want to admit it, look forward to seeing their friends, having new classes, and meeting new teachers.... read more

Speed Dating PD- from concept to Awesomeness!

Yesterday I received some awesome personal news, it is still too early in the process to share the details, but I was excited, then I read a post by Charles Cooper ‏@Thrasymachus that made me realize how powerful the connections made on Twitter can be.   A couple... read more

Creating an App

Coding in the classroom is definitely gaining momentum, but how about teachers creating their own app for instructional purposes?  Here, I tell how I was able to make mine with next-to-no coding experience... read more

Session 033 – Strategies for a Successful Start

Welcome to the first #edbean chat of the new school year! We are excited to get started with a great discussion on strategies for beginning the school year off in dynamic and innovative ways. Sure we can pass out our syllabi and talk to the students about rules and... read more

If We Could Change the World…

Eric Clapton once sang a song about changing the world. Then again, his focus was on love. I will not be going that direction in this post. This is an interesting question to ask, and one that I would occasionally pose to students in class.  Think about the power of... read more

Episode 014 – The New Edbean

Why Change? By a lot of standards, edbean.com has been a big success in the 20 months since it was first created. Just over 14,000 original views, 32 Twitter chats, 13…make that 14 podcasts, and countless blog posts on a wide variety of educational topics. We... read more

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