Teaching is hard and – let’s face it – frustrating at times. Fortunately, the education community also happens to be an incredibly supportive, generous and well-connected group. When you need inspiration, your fellow educators can offer it in spades.
Social media and online professional learning communities are perfect for connecting with catalyst educators who will lift you up, inspire you and remind you why you became an educator in the first place. With idea-sparking chats like #edchat and #EdBeat and educator appreciation hashtags like #SPARKedu and #CelebrateMonday, Twitter is an especially good place to go when you’re looking for creative inspiration or PLN support.
But what about all of the offline time you spend in your classroom?
Print out these inspiration-sparking posters and hang them up for the next time you need a nondigital pick-me-up. Let them be a physical reminder of the vast online education community that has your back. And when you're ready for more classroom inspiration, try these educator-created resources for free.
Click on the posters to download an 8 ½ x 11” .pdf
“Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.” –Steven Anderson
“The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.” –Marva Collins
Catalyst: A person or event that quickly causes change or action.