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Take-Aways from Edcamp Tampa Bay 2017.

October 13, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) EdCamps are wonderful opportunities for educators of all backgrounds, years of experience and even national or global location. Sharing best practices, classroom management
strategies, how to build student and teacher relationships, reinforcing rituals and routines to create wonderful learning opportunities. The success of the classroom begins with a welcoming atmosphere and a rich learning environment that stirs the senses of curiosity, discover and exploration.

The important strategy that has been shared in this and other EdCamp adventures is that teachers must establish a relationship with their students built on how valuable the student(s) are, that they are welcomed in schools and in classrooms.

There are high expectations for student success and learning can be fun and relevant. Educators are available to help students to grow past their self-perceived limitations and there are no limits to learning.

Many times teachers are rushed into just teaching, teaching cannot be effective if the student and teacher do not establish a relation-ship that is based on a level of trust and respect.

EdCamps provide relevant professional development that allows teachers to speak freely and share their wisdom and knowledge.

Take-Aways from EdCamp Tampa

1. Teachers are change agents and agents of change that influence this country and the world. No other profession has such a responsibility and are held to high standards.

2. Teachers are the second influences of accepting and respecting diversity, parents are first. The influence of teachers are phenomenal and has gener-ational consequences.

3. Teachers model cultural and gender acceptance. Every student deserves to be treated with respect and taught about the importance of what respect is and how it is earned. Preparing students beyond the classroom and being ready for careers.

4. Teachers are moral compasses for communities and cities. The acceptance or rejection of behaviors that are socially displayed in the classrooms are guided by professional educators.

5. Teachers are entrepreneurs by profession and natural selection. Managing time and resources teaching these skills to students.

6. Teachers are thought leaders and cognitive innovators. There is creativity and discipline involved when teaching students that are unaware of their potential.

7. Teachers are literature influencers and grammatical peddlers of proper language development.

8. Teachers have the patience of Job and the wisdom of David in an educational application.

9. Teachers are like JEDI using both old and new tech and techniques to influence and build minds of students of all ages.

10. Teachers are ahead of their times because of their innovative thinking and society sometimes must catchup with their creative natures.

11. Teachers are like the wise men and women of the world, full of wisdom, knowledge and vision, when people finally seek their knowledge people still want to tell teachers what to do and how to think.

12. Teacher are leaders even if we don’t want to be.

13. Teachers can influence neighborhoods and communities. They influence engagement and relationships.

14. Teachers are like the U.S. Marines. A family based on respect, brother and sisterhood. Through fire and ice, and increasingly through combat that is physical, mental, emotional and moral.

15. Teachers are “first responders” in building, guiding, and strengthening humanity.

16. Teachers have multiple certifications: CPR, academic certifications, leader-ship, and others. Teachers are even trained as first responders for student potential mental illness and abuse situations.

17. Many teachers have more professional certifications than the President of the United States.

18. Teachers are generationally diverse and gender acceptable. Teachers must teach every student and look past their personal opinions to make sure all students are successful.

19. Teachers are responsible for their own professional development, their professional growth and development so each conference, workshop or seminar influences students.

20. Teachers are the life blood of this country’s ability to compete globally. Upcoming EdCamp Adventures in Florida

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Staff Writer; William D. Jackson

Find out more about this talented writer over at; OCS For Education.


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