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What makes someone want to be a Business Educator?

Why do we Teach?  How did we get here?  What makes someone want to be a Business Educator? I regularly teach the first year introduction to education course in our teacher education program.  The students come from all disciplines and programs.  They include prospective early childhood teachers, elementary school teachers, middle year teachers, arts educators, …

Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts

A few years ago, I was introduced to Edcamp and my first experience with an unconference. What’s an unconference you ask? An unconference is a professional development event where the attendees build the schedule of sessions on the spot! No one shows up with a pre-made slideshow, or a lecture that’s ready to go. Edcamp …

Bringing Social Entrepreneurship to the High School Classroom

Teaching entrepreneurship education in the classroom can be done in many ways.  As an educator of teaching entrepreneurship, I have had the opportunity to develop my course for more than a decade.  As a rookie teacher, I approached the course by teaching traditionally from the text book and required students to read a chapter, take …

Massachusetts STEM Summit

On November 1st, I attended the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester. It was a great day of learning and sharing among educators and community members from around the state. I was very excited to co-present a session called Let You Inner Child Out in the STEM Playground with my colleague and …

Hashtags & Professional Development, Really?!

How many years have you been a teacher . . . is this your 20th year (wow, congrats!!), 10th year, 1st year (good luck!) How do you stay current with education topics, especially in our field of Business Education? No matter how long you have taught, staying current with what’s going on in Education and …

My Top Takeaways from #JSNEC16!

After a very long journey home from the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, I’ve had time to reflect on just how great the conference was. To wrap it up, here are my Top 5 Takeaways (in no particular order): The community! The educators at the Jump$tart conference are so supportive and encouraging of each other. Everywhere …

60 Seconds

Though the statistics are staggering I have begun to think about the world my students are growing up in. The graphic above shares what people do online in 60 seconds! 60 seconds is the time it takes to microwave food, the amount of time my Mia face brush runs for, or could be the amount …

Sharing My First Day Classroom Scavenger Hunt!

It was a teacher workday at school this afternoon and I thought it would be a good time to try to come up with something new for my classroom. So, I decided to create a classroom scavenger hunt that I will hand to students as they walk in the door Thursday. I’ll admit, I am …

Create a Classroom Facebook Page to Teach Marketing

My marketing class has been doing the marketing for the Litchfield Activities Department for about 8 weeks.  We have done the majority of our work using Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoLHSDragons), Twitter (https://twitter.com/GoLHSDragons), and Instagram (golhsdragons), and I have also had students create blog entries (http://lhsdragons.weebly.com/dragons-blog) to try and teach content marketing.  The concept of content marketing through blogging is …

Apps You Could Be Using: Canva

I’m a big fan of Canva – this website allows your students to design anything without having any coding or Photoshop skills. Canva is an industry tool. While using Canva in my Introduction to Business course, of my Sophomores explained how his sister, a marketing consultant, uses Canva every week to produce professional looking graphics. …

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