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Erin Hall is a fourth-year English teacher who is rockin' it during her career. She shares about her teaching story and all about the Young Educator Society of Rhode Island, an organization in which she founded to support preservice teachers through year 10 educators. She began this organization during her second-year teaching. Erin is passionate about supporting new and beginning teachers by providing monthly and free professional development and social events. Erin combined the different kinds of supports that she had during her first year and second year of teaching. Essentially, she supports teachers through the mentorship program and the social events - providing opportunities for face to face and virtual connections.

Erin shares about being a connected educator through Instagram and Twitter. In addition, she discusses the importance of being a leader and finding your strengths Erin suggests the Clifton Strengths Finder test.

How can you lead from the middle?

Erin shares about a time when she helped her students find their voice. She encourages all teachers to help their own students find their voice and be their cheerleader. If sharing in a large group is not your jam, then share what you are doing in the classroom on social media. Also, consider getting involved committees and hop on board.

Favorite teaching moment from college years

Erin combines her love for art and cross-curricular lessons with the trail scenes from "To Kill a Mockingbird". Have students show mastery based on student preference, choice, and voice in the classroom. Erin goes onto share how she combines with other classes with new and innovative lessons.

How to take a risk in student teaching

She gives advice to student teachers if they want to step out during student teaching and try something new.

  • Be honest

  • Set expectations

  • Be respectful

  • Have early dialogue and share your goals for student teaching

YES RI Professional Development

Do you want to learn more about the professional development opportunities presented by the Young Educators Society? Click here to register for the webinar focusing on how teachers can lead with teachers and with students. Get ready to dare to lead with YES RI! This webinar is free to all educators from December 2nd - December 31st.

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Bonus! Check out my conversation with Erin Hall as she interviews me and learn more about the story behind EduMagic!

Remember, you have the EduMagic in YOU!
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