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Useful Posts for Educators and Coaches

By Sara Zimmerman      July 23, 2010 -- 10:21 AM
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:
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Summer Resources

By Sara Zimmerman      July 23, 2010 -- 10:20 AM
Making summer fun and interesting for teachers and students:    more...
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Interactive Whiteboard Basics

By Sara Zimmerman      July 21, 2010 -- 04:33 PM
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:
  1. 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 tool.
    • Pick up one of the pens, press it against the middle of the target that appears on your board, and release. Repeat this procedure
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Useful Posts for Teachers

By Sara Zimmerman      June 10, 2010 -- 11:23 AM
Barbara coachingIf 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...
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June's Featured Projects and Spotlights

By Sara Zimmerman      June 10, 2010 -- 11:22 AM
Featured Projects
eLibrary Spotlights
We 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...
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Educational News, Grants and Updates

By Sara Zimmerman      June 10, 2010 -- 11:22 AM
Noteworthy updates from the educational community

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Teacher Summertime Resources and Opportunities

By Sara Zimmerman      June 10, 2010 -- 11:19 AM
Just because summer is here doesnít mean that learning stops. Here are some great resources and opportunities for teachers over the summertime:

Summer Teacher Opportunities:
Resources for the Summer:Contact us if you would like professional development or help in setting up an online coaching program for the summer or fall. ...   more...
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Empowering teachers interview with Barbara Bray

By Sara Zimmerman      June 9, 2010 -- 04:15 PM
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: 



Barbara Bray
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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...
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Building Trust in Your Online Community

By Sara Zimmerman      June 8, 2010 -- 11:00 AM
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.
  1. Personalize your Community

  2. Lead by Example

  3. Be True to Yourself

  4. Share What You Learn

  5. Learn from Mistakes

  6. Be Consistent

  7. Let it Go

Building a trusting online community can take weeks maybe months. Trust is vital to the health of your community. Click here to read the thorough explanation by Barbara Bray...   more...
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Winners of April's Teacher's Contest

By Sara Zimmerman      May 21, 2010 -- 08:32 AM
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...
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