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Tiny Teaching Stories: Launch Share Your Inspirational, Motivational or Funny Teaching Anecdotes With Us!
Hello! I am excited to announce the launch of a new series on Bedford Bits: Tiny Teaching Stories, and to invite your participation.
What are Tiny Teaching Stories, you ask? See our introductory video or view our hub here:
To get us started, I'd like to share my own Tiny Teaching Story with you.
We were small zoom squares, remote, distant, across 4 continents. In our online writing class, I talked about the need to create a classroom community; they filled the chatbox talk with fears about the pandemic, who had died, and who was in the hospital. Isabelle, in Vietnam, sprawled on her pink ruffled bedspread; Zara, in Pakistan, turned off her video to leave class for morning prayers. We understood that we would never see each other in person; we would always be at a distance, always in gallery view. And yet, when I missed class on the day my mother died, from across 4 continents they sent me poems of consolation and a bouquet of sunflowers.
Now, we want to hear from you. Send us your Tiny Teaching Story!
Submit your Tiny Teaching Story to email@example.com.
Guidelines for submission:
- Stories should be no more than 100 words.
- Include with your submission the attached release form.
- Tiny Teaching Stories can be published anonymously or with attribution; please indicate your preference in your submission and include a brief one to two-sentence biography for non-anonymous publication. If you would like to, we encourage you to also submit your social media handles and a headshot (optional).
- Please change identifying names and details of students to protect their privacy.
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