There is still time to join in a special Teacher Appreciation giveaway from my friends at ClassTag. They are collecting “make it happen” moments that celebrate teaching and learning in action. I’ve created three videos to spotlight special moments that I’ve shared here in this blog post — I can’t wait for you to check them out!
What is a “make it happen” moment? A “make it happen” moment is any moment in your classroom or another teacher’s classroom where something wonderful happened. Maybe there was a big breakthrough, or a lightbulb went off, or everyone couldn’t stop talking about that special thing that just happened!
Teacher Appreciation Giveaway
ClassTag is collecting #makeithappenmoments and hosting a special giveaway. There will be 1,000 prizes going out to a 1,000 different teachers (1 prize per winner!) and the contest runs until May 19th. You can find all the contest details and enter to win on this page. All you have to do is send in a nomination using this link!
If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you know that I was a classroom teacher before hitting the road to lead professional development for educators. Although I do spend time presenting at national conferences and regional events, I spend time in classrooms too, working side-by-side with teachers.
There is a fantastic school about an hour and a half north of where I live in New Jersey that I’ve worked with for several years. So I thought I would celebrate three #makeithappenmoments from this school year. In each of these moments, I had a chance to work side-by-side with amazing educators to help plan and lead classroom activities.
Make it Happen Moments
First, is Lynn’s fourth-grade classroom where her students were learning about the history of New York State. Lynn invited me in to lead an interactive, multimedia presentation. We spoke to students about notable landmarks, and they asked fantastic questions about places they wanted to learn more about this year.
Next, is Cindy’s second-grade classroom where students explored new books on their iPads. We talked about strategies for reading on digital devices and how we use special skills to navigate these pages. The students were even able to read, snap a picture of their page, and respond to their reading experience.
Finally, is Teresa’s fifth-grade classroom where students received a virtual visit from a park ranger. They were learning about animal adaptations this year, so we scheduled a video conference. They heard about animal life in a different part of the country and asked lots of questions too!
So are you ready to nominate someone? You don’t have to make a video (although I highly encourage you to!) all you have to do is head over to this page and send along your nomination!