We are very excited to share our connected educators of the week for the US, New York, and Massachusetts.
Our 1st connected Educator of the Week for New York is Marc Hoberman.
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What is your current job of position?
Owner of Grade Success, Inc. Tutoring Agency
What is your educational background?
Master’s in Education
Describe your educational philosophy and educational vision?
To assist students, parents,  and teachers in reaching their full potential.
How do you grow and engage your professional learning network?
Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, Website SEO
What is the greatest benefit of your professional network?
Connecting with Parents, Teachers, and other professionals and sharing ideas and philosophies.
If you blog, what is the focus of it? How long have you been writing? Who is your audience?
I blog on areas in which I consult. These include the following: Parent Consulting, Student Tutoring, Teacher Consulting, Daycamp/Residential Camp Consulting. These are done either In person or through Video Consulting/ Skype, etc…I have written for Parent Magazine, Canada Camps Magazine, The ACA magazine, and EZINE articles. Several editorials of mine have been featured in the local newspaper. My audience consists of students, parents, teachers, and camp directors. Also, I am the author of the Guidebook for Secondary School Teachers entitled, The Ninth Period.
How do you use social media to connect with other educators? What is your advice to teachers on social media and education?
I have an intern who posts regularly for me and my blog and Facebook/Twitter offers advice and strategies. Social Media allows teachers to learn from each other.
What advice in general do you have to teachers today?
Go on all the websites you can find to learn about the Common Core, Differentiated Instruction and more. Also, become active in Twitter and Facebook to see what your colleagues are doing to enhance their professionalism.
Describe a teacher who has had a significant impact on your professional development? Many teachers. Most of them are those with whom I work, while others I have met through Social Media.
What book would you recommend to teachers?
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There are several books available, but I honestly believe that my book, The Ninth Period, covers important methodology on Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, and other insightful topics. I also have a DVD which features me presenting ideas and strategies from the book to a group of teachers.

I also highly recommend Harry Wong to all teachers! The First Day of School: How to be an Effective Teacher is a great resource:
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What projects are you working no presently?
I am highlighting my unique One Minute Educator Video Club. The videos are only one minute long and feature S.A.T. / A.C.T. Prep, Anti-Bullying Strategies, Eliminating Text Anxiety, and College Advisement. Videos are added throughout the year and students love viewing these on their smartphones, tablets and computers. This “flash learning” has helped them improve in many areas and parents love the videos as well.