Guest Post via @wmjackson: Authors Should Understand the Value of Their Brands

  Authors Should Understand the Value of Their Brands by William Jackson, My Quest to Teach and Regina Edwards, Authors Roundtable The Jacksonville Public Library’s “Authors Roundtable” meets monthly at the Highlands Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library. William Jackson of My Quest to Teach presented the use of Social Media platforms and tools to […]

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Guest Post via @wmjackson: Caution for Teachers That Blog In The Digital Age

      Caution for Teachers That Blog In The Digital Age by William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach Many teachers believe they have the absolute First Amendment right to post anything they want on social networking sites, including party pix and diatribes about the boss. After all, they’re on their own time and using their own […]

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Guest Post via @wmjackson: Preventing Bullying In School – Preparing Students and Parents

B.O.N.D. Back To School Bash in Partnership with The i.W.A.N.N.A. Project and My Quest To Teach         Prevent Bullying in Schools – Empowering Students and Parents by William Jackson, Edited by Ale’ta Turner The issue of bullying is a danger that influences the physical, mental and emotional security that disrupts the culture of […]

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Guest Post via @wmjackson: Reading is Fundamentally Fun and Powerful

Reading is Fundamentally Fun and Powerful by William (Coach) Jackson and Nancy (Fancy Nancy) Rentz (Media Specialists) “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” Hodding Carter The celebration of reading is special—storybooks ranging from the Cat In The Hat, High School […]

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Guest Post via @wmjackson: Higher Education Students – Build Your Brand and Build Your Impressions

Higher Education Students – Build Your Brand and Build Your Impressions by William Jackson, My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach #MQTT Before higher education students can start their careers, the reality is they cannot wait until graduation week or even after graduation to build a brand or create favorable impressions. The process of building a brand […]

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Guest Post via @briteeyes49: Sorry, I am No Longer Accepting New Students! #ClassSizeMatters

We are spending $30 billion a year to reduce class sizes, but a bad teacher with 30 kids is still a bad teacher with 16 kids. We should use those funds to increase salaries; great teachers can handle 30 students. — Ron Clark (@mrronclark_) April 2, 2018 To which I responded: OMG Great teachers can handle 30 kids? […]

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Guest Post via @wmjackson: Advocating for Kids Camp at WordCamp Calgary, Canada

Advocating for Kids Camp at WordCamp Calgary, Canada by William Jackson, #MyQuestToTeach WordCamp Speaker, Volunteer, Advocate, Blogger, Organizer WordCamp Calgary was surrounded by mountains that take your breath away. The scenery could not properly be captured in photos or video to truly display the splendor and magnificence of natural formations reaching thousands of feet into […]

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Guest Post via @wmjackson: WordCamp Jacksonville – An International Conference of  Technology and Diversity

  WordCamp Jacksonville An International Conference of Technology and Diversity by William Jackson #MyQuestToTeach WordCamp Jacksonville was well-attended by participants and speakers as far away as Nigeria, Miami, Georgia, and several Midwestern states. The excitement of sharing the growth of web development,  digital platforms, and tools directly related to content creation and web development shows […]

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Guest post via @SwinehartJulie: Five Ways Your Classroom Library will Sell Itself (Without taking up valuable class time!)

Classroom libraries are essential in the workshop model, as kids who have access to books will naturally read more books. I’m beyond thrilled that my school has invested so much into our classroom libraries. Now that the books are here, it’s time to get the students to read them! Book talks are an essential way […]

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