Amy has less than 10 years teaching experience. She comes from Ottawa and already she has demonstrated an authentic commitment to teaching and professional standards. She is using technology to develop herself professionally, share her ideas and muster her resources. Her old blog, which is featured in the video, is here. She is articulate and organised and knows how to work on a growth mindset and professional development through sharing her ideas broadly. Her new blog is here. Amy also has a Classroom Collective Facebook page. Her Pinterest board for teaching is very lively and full of great ideas. Teachers are now able to reinforce themselves and others by using technology sites and they can become proficient in using technology by using technology to develop and save their ideas. It’s there. It is in public view. We can see just what Amy does and plans to do and how she goes about preparing herself for lessons. It then goes on the internet and is peer reviewed. She is documenting her development as a teacher but also allowing others to be encouraged and supported by her ideas. As she engages with her sites she is reflecting on her practice and when you look at what she is doing and thinking you cannot help but be impressed and glad she’s a teacher. So how did I find Amy? I was doing a search for organising resources. She has her SEO right on the name Classroom Collective.
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