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TeacherThanks Activity

Over the last few days I have put together an activity for TeacherThanks.com.  It is now available as a free download on TpT…

TeacherThanks Activity

Rationale

• Share positive stories about teachers in order to foster a supportive classroom community
• Examine and learn strategies teachers can incorporate in the classroom to make a positive impact on their students
• To demonstrate to students that you are open to new ideas
• Foster a discussion about positive teacher/student relationships

Activity

• Encourage students to take a few minutes to check out TeacherThanks.com and leave a comment if they wish.
Note: If some students can’t think of someone or don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment, tell them that is perfectly fine but you would like them to spend a few minutes thinking about positive qualities good teachers possess.
• After 10 minutes, ask if there are any students who would feel comfortable sharing what they wrote.
• As a class, discuss what teachers can do to make a positive difference and/or be effective at their job.
• You may wish to develop a list of things students shared and let them know that you will try to do those things in the classroom.

Click on the link below to download this free activity…

TeacherThanks Activity

My new “Thank a Teacher” project…

I am excited to share a VERY NEW project my wife and I have roughly developed.  In case you are wondering…Yes, I am still going to continue building, updating and creating new content for TeachwithTech.  I love exploring and teaching about educational technology.  But I have an entrepreneurial spirit and teaching business and marketing really gets me jazzed about starting new things.  This new idea is very simple – provide a platform for students to share positive comments and stories about a teacher who has made a positive difference in their life.  The idea just came to me as I was watching my daughters dance class last week.

The domain www.teacherthanks.com was purchased from GoDaddy.com.  It was a premium domain and frankly cost a lot of money but we felt that it was the perfect name for the concept.  Over the last few days, a lot of work has gone into the idea and we now have a website (which needs to be tweaked, tested and probably completed changed by the time we are finished).  The biggest challenge so far was creating a form for students to fill-in and then a searchable database to retrieve teacher comments.  In doing some research, I found Caspio.com as they offer software for creating such things.  This weekend, we are getting a designer to develop a logo for TeacherThanks.  In future blogs I plan to Keep you updated on new developments so stay tuned.  Here is the website in its raw form.  Sometime when you have an opportunity, I would really appreciate it if you would introduce it to your class.  Encourage your students to leave a comment for a teacher they have had in the past.

TeacherThanks.com

(remember this site needs work!!!) Please email me at gavin@eastdalebusiness.com with any suggestions or problems you encounter with the form or search.

Here is a video I put together for Patreon.com about TeacherThanks…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exYea3_n4Vc