Check out our most current connected educators of the week!
My Town Tutors had a great year in 2012, expanding our network of local teachers who tutor and communicating with more teachers and parents than ever. In 2012 we had over 35,000 people visit our site from all 50 states. So far this year we have had 44,200+ visitors. With the start of the school year, we hope to reach over 100,000 visitors in the next few months.
One of our most popular posts is our Connected Educators list. Our followers love connected educators who are willing to share there knowledge and experience, however our list only includes twitter profiles. Many of our followers want to learn more about some of these incredible individuals! That is why we will highlight one connected educator during each week of 2013. So here it is!
Louise Morgan: Connected Educator of the Week
What is your current position?
I am a second grade teacher at Sycamore Elementary School, Fort Worth, TX 76134.
What is your educational background?
I have a bachelor’s degree in organizational management.
Describe your educational philosophy and educational vision?
My vision is to create a collaborative, project based classroom where students are independent and involved in their learning.
How do you grow and engage your professional learning network?
In addition to twitter (@MrsMorgansClass, @frugalteacher), I belong to several professional learning communities including the Global Classroom Project, Hello Little World Skypers, Texas Computer Education Association (@TCEA), and Edutopia (@edutopia)
What is the greatest benefit of your professional network?
Tell us about your blog. What is the focus of it? How long have you been writing? Who is your audience?
I have been blogging as The Frugal Teacher for almost 4 years. The focus of www.frugalteacher.com is to share best practices, products and tools for other educators. i also have a class blog, Mrs. Morgan’s Superstars, which is geared toward my students, parents and other classrooms. I share class activities and things the students and I have learned on this blog.
I also have written 2 guest blogs:
How do you use social media to connect with other educators? What is your advice to teachers on social media and education?
Social media is a MUST for educators who want to stay on the cutting edge of what is happening in education. Connecting and sharing on twitter, facebook, Google +, and Skype helps us see beyond our own classrooms.
What advice in general do you have to teachers today?
Stay on top of what is happening in education, connect with other classrooms, use social media, attend conferences, and never stop working on being the very best!
Describe a teacher who has had a significant impact on your professional development?
Many teachers from around the world have had a significant impact on my professional development and the kind of teacher I have become. participating in conferences, professional learning communities, and Twitter chats has allowed me to learn from the best of the best!
What book would you recommend to teachers?
Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess, The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller