Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Solution to combatting lonely, isolated educators: #PLN

Feelings of isolation occur with some regularity among educators, especially those who teach in specialty areas and/or small schools. Teachers spend much of their day separated from peers in classrooms that can become silos. However, technology is providing new ways for teachers to connect with peers both near and far. In this show, listeners are invited to join BAM radio's Rae Pica for a discussion about overcoming isolation by builidng a personal learning network.

Joining Pica are four innovative educators who walk listeners through the process of getting connected. They are:

  • Rob Mancabelli is co-author of Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education.
  • Nicholas Provenzano is a high school English teacher who is passionate about integrating technology into the classroom.
  • Erin Klein is a second grade teacher who has her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and is the technology co-chairperson for the Michigan Reading Association.
  • Lisa Nielsen (that's me!) is a seasoned public school educator and administrator and author of the book Teaching Generation Text
 You can listen to the program on the BAM radio site here!

1 comment:

  1. Very important topic! I believe that teacher isolation is one of the biggest factors behind burnout and dissatisfaction. Having a PLN is a key to personal growth and gives you the push you might need to help build collaboration in your own building. Nice to see you guys having this public discussion.