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How do we maintain innovation at our schools? How do we get our school teachers to collaborate and raise everyone’s game? In episode 9 of Teachers Talk Live, we discuss innovative ways of creating a community of collaboration with every education profession in your campus even when you think your personal differences could get in the way. We explore how to establish a strong collaborative community of learners within the teachers, students and community at large. We explore informal social meetings, empowering teachers and supporting their confidence and creating safe spaces for all to feel free to share. Sharing is caring!
Our panelists and chatters at TeachCow.com will contribute the latest and greatest in innovation. You will hear from Meg Flanagan, Carina Hilbert and Sherbet Miller-Payton. Below you may learn about them and how to make contact on Twitter!
Meg Flanagan is a teacher and education blogger who thrives on collaborative teaching and learning. She holds an M.Ed in Special Education as well as a BS in Elementary Education. She has taught, and is certified in, CA, VA, and MA in both areas. Meg blogs at MilKids Education Consulting on all topics education, teaching, and military kids. @MilKidsEd
Carina Hilbert is an eighth grade ELA teacher in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is in her tenth year of teaching and has taught in urban, suburban, and rural schools and every level from remedial to Advanced Placement. She earned her master’s degree in teaching TESOL from the University of Southern California’s Rossier Online program last May and is ecstatic about getting to teach English again after a hiatus of teaching only Spanish for two years. She resides in Kalamazoo with her two children and a very loud cat. @CarinaHilbert
Sherbet Miller-Payton — After teaching high school literature for 14 years, Shervette Miller-Payton now serves as an assistant principal where she continues advocating transformative technology and authentic assessments. In addition to being a doctoral student at University of Georgia, she connects with educators on Twitter and Voxer @ATLTeacher.
Oscar Cielos Staton began his teaching career in 1998 while continuing his passion for film production in Texas. He quickly developed an affinity for working with low socioeconomic Hispanic families. “The lives of my students,” he says “very much mirror the life I once had as an immigrant in this country in a public elementary school. Actually, I tell them they are lucky because they have other students similar to them in the same classroom. My experience was that of a true minority in the classroom. Only one other student in my class spoke Spanish!” As a teacher, he established himself as someone in touch with the student experience. Nowadays Oscar continues his educational journey with the Teach Cow website and his podcast Teachers Talk Live, which brings together teachers from all over the world for talks on K-12 Education.