I wanted to share 3 of the online communities that I belong to and take a minute to thank them for enriching my teaching and my life. I go to these sites to share ideas, chat with other teachers and see what others are doing in their classrooms. All are places I can go to share my thoughts and ideas without any judgment. These communities have really changed my world in a profound way. I've met teachers and homeschool parents locally and worldwide, and have been inspired to try things in my classroom, that I hear about. I've also made some AMAZING friends, that I would have never had the opportunity to meet! Please check them out ~and maybe you'd like to join us! We love new members and sharing ideas!
This is a new Ning group run by teachmama. I follow Amy's blogs and love to she what she is up to, as well. In just a little over a month, this community has grown by leaps and bounds. Amy has done an AMAZING job coordinating everything to make this a great forum. There are we teach sub groups of all kinds of categories, from "we teach special learners" to "we teach reading" to "we teach crafts" ~~~something for everyone! (There is even a "we teach, we're bloggers"!) Stop by, join in and come share with us! (And please note the new we teach buttons on the left hand side of this page!)
This is a new forum started by the Prekinders site and blog and it, too, is awesome! It's still a small community, but growing day by day! I've gotten some good ideas from teachers here and tried them in my classroom. I love when I can read about something and implement it shortly thereafter! Also, PreKinders has been VERY generous and provided a forum area for Georgia Pre-K teachers, which has been a great way to connect and find out how they are managing all the requirements of our PQA. PreKinders also has a Facebook fan page, as well!
Thank you Teach Preschool, we teach and PreKinders for everything you share! I feel very fortunate to be a part of these wonderful, growing communities. If you haven't checked them out yet, I urge you to take the time to do so. You'll be glad you did!!!
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!