December 27, 2014

Awesome K-5 Teacher Connection Facebook Groups!

If you're an elementary teacher who loves what you do, I invite you to consider joining one of my two private Facebook groups! The K-2 Teacher Connection and the 3-5 Teacher Connection are virtual meeting rooms where elementary teachers can connect and collaborate with each other to share their passion for teaching. Our members discuss active engagement teaching strategies and innovative instructional approaches, and they collaborate on classroom projects like pen pals or postcard exchanges.

The Teacher Connection groups are unique in that they are not support groups, and they are not set up as places to vent about frustrations. Yes, we all experience frustrations because the teaching profession is extremely challenging. However, these teachers understand the importance of sharing ideas about what DOES work rather than complaining about what doesn't. We've found that keeping a positive focus energizes everyone!

One reason I created these groups was to be able to interact with teachers who are using and adapting my resources, and to have a place to seek feedback about new resources. I often ask members if they would like to test out my new materials, and I'm always impressed with their suggestions! I also pop into the groups from time to time to share about new freebies and resources as soon as they are available.

How to Apply for Group Membership
Both groups are free, but you do have to apply to join them. If you are an elementary teacher in a regular classroom setting, click on the appropriate link below and read ALL of the eligibility requirements and information on the page before applying.
Please take your time completing the application form. I read all submissions to make sure that those who are invited love teaching and enjoy using active engagement strategies, so it's important to take your time when filling out the Google Doc form.
Learn how to join one of Laura Candler's Teacher Connection groups on Facebook, two private groups for elementary teachers who love what they do!
I'm looking forward to some great times in the coming year as we collaborate and share great teaching ideas in the Teacher Connection groups!


  1. Thank you so much for organizing this! I think it is a fabulous idea!

    Fit to be Fourth

  2. This is a great idea. When do we hear back if we are able to join? I assume we are going to get an email.

    1. You will get an email, but we are discovering that many people are not getting those emails. You should revisit the page in the blog that links to the 3-5 Teacher Connection page to find out what to do if you haven't received an application. I just added more information about what to do.

  3. This is a great idea. When do we hear back if we are able to join? I assume we are going to get an email. facebook

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