If you are setting up or participating in an online community,
training, or coaching program, follow the blog by Barbara Bray, My eCoach's CEO. Bray writes a regular column on professional development for the OnCue Journal,
is a Learning Strategist, and has been involved in coaching and
mentoring in numerous organizations around the world. Here's quick
links to the latest three posts:
Interactive whiteboards are now used on the computer as way to extend learning with your students. There
are a few basics that teachers and students need to know when they can
use an interactive whiteboard. These tips were adapted from Smart Board Basics:
Calibrate your interactive whiteboard.
Turn on your interactive whiteboard and press the keyboard and
right mouse click mouse button together. This will start the calibration
Pick up one of the pens, press it against the
middle of the target that appears on your board, and release. Repeat
If you are setting up or participating in an online community, training, or coaching program, we suggest following the Rethinking Learning blog by Learning Strategist and My eCoach CEO, Barbara Bray. Bray writes a regular column on professional development for the OnCue Journal and has been involved in coaching and mentoring in numerous organizations around the world. Hereís quick links to the latest three posts:
Tread Softly on Their Dreams - Sir Ken Robinson talk explains about doing your passion, doing what you are good at and personalizing learning. Not everyone is supposed to go ... more...
look for resources and projects that go the extra mile. Featured
Projects are authored by one or more My eCoach members. They have
multiple activities, images, resources, inks, embedded files,
standards, and more. When you login to My eCoach and visit eLibrary
Spotlights in the eLibrary, you will access additional activities,
vocabulary, extension ... more...
Teresa Roebuck, president of Global Association of Teacher Empowerment (GATE) interviewed Learning Strategist and My eCoach CEO, Barbara Bray. The interview focused on empowering and ways to motivate teachers, tools for promotion, finding strengths, etc. You can listen to Teresaís full length interview of Barbara Bray here:
This interview is just one of the many resources provided by GATE. The intent of GATE is to support the nationís novice teachers in their professional lives by helping teachers connect - or reconnec... more...
There usually is one manager of an online community. The manager can be
called a community manager, a team manager, or an eCoach. The members
of your community will need to trust you to feel safe in your
community. Here are seven tips to ensure a trusting relationship with
the members of your community.
Why do you love to teach? We asked teachers to tell us in 250 words or less what excites them to teach. The three winners' names and answers are:
"I love teaching because I can make a difference in the life of a child.
If I can bring a smile to a child's face, I consider myself successful,
especially if that child was not easy to smile before you met her. I
love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to reinvent myself on
behalf of children who need my help in discovering the world. I love
teaching because it brings hope to humanity when I can inspire a child
to not throw garbage on ... more...