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Connected Educator Month?!?!!!

Did you know that October is Connected Educator Month?

(I realize it is the second day of the month and I probably should have posted this yesterday, but …) :)

When you hear the words Connected Educator Month, what come to mind?

What does it mean to be connected?

What does it mean to be an educator?

What does it mean that a month is dedicated to celebrating that?

What are you doing during Connected Educator Month?

According to, the Connected Educators initiative’s mission is to help educators thrive in a connected world!


In order to work towards this mission, here are the themes of CEM this year:

  • Making It Count: Integrating Social Learning Into Formal PD
  • Connected Leadership
  • Personalized Learning
  • Innovating STEM and Literacy
  • From Connection to Collaboration
  • 21st Century Classroom Management

Within and throughout those themes, I see lots of opportunities for emphasizing, exploring and celebrating the 4Cs … Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication! 

One of the way I am celebrating Connected Educator Month is by participating in a book study in the KnowNewIdeas community

In this book study, we are focusing on Kirsten Olsen’s book Wounded By School: Recapturing the joy in learning and standing up to old school culture.  

In this book, Olsen focuses on the rights of every learner!

She even shares the Learner Bill of Rights, which I plan to write more about over the next few weeks!



I feel pretty lucky to be connected to so many great educators and this is one thing I am focusing on during this month …

What about you?

Does one of the themes listed above jump out at you as something that needs your focus this month and beyond?


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