My Town Tutors is making a huge commitment for the 2014 – 2015 school year to be the #1 tutoring resource for parents and teachers in America. Our motto is “Teachers are great tutors!” Parents love the fact that every teacher in our directory is a teacher!
Our 50 day challenge is designed to connect with teachers who tutor in all 50 states.
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 in 2013 we have had 10,000+ visitors.
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 incredible individuals! That is why we will highlight one connected educator during each week of 2013.
This week our choice is Todd Nesloney a flipped classroom teacher and ninja (@TechNinjaTodd).
Connected Educator of the Week
What is your educational background?
I graduated with my teaching degree from Texas A&M University in 2007 and graduated with my Masters in School Administration in 2010.
Describe your educational philosophy and educational vision?
I believe that as educators we should be preparing our students for their future. Not just teaching them a subject. I try to provide my students with experiences they will remember for the rest of their lives. Whether that be a service project, character development projects, Skype Activities with students/people from around the world, and more. Technology is also a big part of my classroom as I prepare students to enter a world run by technology.
How do you grow and engage your professional learning network?
TWITTER! I can’t express enough the value I find in Twitter. I have people from around the world that I connect with on a daily basis to learn from and bounce ideas off of.
What is the greatest benefit of your professional network?
They are a group of educators from around the world who can provide different views and opinions than what I may be able to gain locally.
If you blog, what is the focus of it? How long have you been writing? Who is you audience?
I blog for TexasPrincipal.org as well as my own personal Flipped Classroom blog that I’ve been using since August of 2012 (nesloneyflipped.blogspot.com)
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 here to stay. Period. Find a way to use it with and for your students and to connect with Parents. The possibilities are limitless. I have my own professional Twitter account, a class Twitter account, and am creating a class Facebook page.
What advice in general do you have to teachers today?
Be creative, think outside the box, push yourself, never take “no” for an answer, and always be willing to learn and have FUN!
Describe a teacher who has had a significant impact on your professional development?
Honestly the teacher how has had the most significant impact on me professionally has been Ron Clark. I’ve always admired and looked up to him, and when I finally met him in November of 2012, he was everything and more than what I imagined. He continually inspires me to be better and work harder.
What book would you recommend to teachers?
Well besides my own Children’s book I recently got printed lol…..I would recommend “The End of Molasses Classes” by Ron Clark or “Teach Like a PIRATE” by Dave Burgess