Author Archives: cateachers

Announcing our 2017 keynote speaker: Dr. Jill Biden!

With the third annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit just two months away, teachers across the state have signed up to be a part of this powerful day of learning led by teachers, for teachers. We have an inspiring lineup of speakers confirmed – including local teachers at each site – and today, we have […]

How and Why I Became a Teacher Twitter Convert

When Twitter was created in 2006 I didn’t join. Like most of my colleagues, I just didn’t see the value. I also didn’t join in 2010, the year the Common Core Standards were born. Although Twitter was rapidly gaining worldwide popularity, including among educators, I still didn’t see how it could help me. Then began […]

Better Together Newsletter: June 5, 2017

Dear Friend, In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, the #BetterTogetherCA network and team spent the month of May celebrating teachers and all you do to prepare students to be the leaders of tomorrow. We appreciate you all year, but in May we take time to say: Thank you, teachers, for everything you do. Our May Twitter […]

Twitter Chat Recap: “Appreciating and Elevating Teacher Voices”

On Monday May 8th, the Better Together team hosted our sixth #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat of 2017 with #tosachat and @GsuiteEduHelp co-founder (and New Teacher Center alum!) Karly Moura (@KarlyMoura).The topic of the chat was “Appreciating and Elevating Teacher Voices”. In honor of Teacher Appreciation month we spent the whole hour appreciating teachers who have made a […]

A Conversation with Margaret Coughlan

“The more teachers are connected, the better we can support our California students.” Better Together: Tell us about yourself. Where do you teach, and how long have you been a teacher? Margaret Coughlan: I teach second grade at Camino Pablo Elementary School in Moraga, California. I’ve been teaching more than 20 years. I went into […]

Twitter Chat Recap: “Tapping The Potential in ALL Learners: Addressing Learner Variability”

On Monday April 10th, the Better Together team hosted another #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat, this time with New Teacher Center’s Sharon Grady. The topic of the chat was “Tapping The Potential in ALL Learners: Addressing Learner Variability”. During the chat, we explored what learner variability is and how teachers can accommodate learning styles in their classroom. Below is […]

Twitter Chat Recap: “Examining Unconscious Bias to Strengthen School Communities”

Twitter Chat Recap: “Examining Unconscious Bias to Strengthen School Communities” On Monday March 13, the Better Together team hosted our fourth #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat of 2017 with New Teacher Center’s Jennifer Ammenti. The topic of the chat was “Examining Unconscious Bias to Strengthen School Communities”. During the chat, we explored how unconscious bias can affect the […]

Twitter Chat Recap: “What is the maker movement and why should you care?”

Better Together Twitter Chat Recap: “What is the maker movement and why should you care?” On Monday February 13, the Better Together team hosted our third #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat of 2017 with educator and founder of EmpowerMINT, Robert Pronovost. The topic of the chat was “What is the maker movement and why should you care?”. During […]