Master your craft, produce exceptional work, and make a difference
Tab & Mind is a professional development blog that urges you to master the craft, produce exceptional work, and make your unique mark in education.
My name is Keegan
I created Tab & Mind to help you achieve professional growth and vitalize your passion for teaching with insights, tools, and resources that you won't find anywhere else.
With a focus on helping teachers do — right now — the best job they possibly can, this is not just a blog of information, but a resource aimed at creating the kinds of teachers who achieve great results and make a difference in their students' lives.
See professional development differently
The goal of professional development is to improve the quality of your teaching and to make a difference in students' lives. Yet teachers often see PD as a chore, something they have to do. Tab & Mind suggests that PD can be a joy and an adventure. It should be fun, energizing, and empowering.
Professional development should help you understand the process of education better so that you can design more engaging lessons. It should help you develop your skills so that you can deliver those lessons with greater precision and beauty. If you are tired of feeling like a cog in the machine, if you want to make a difference with your teaching, consider taking a risk: try something new or take some chances or make some mistakes. You don't have to wait for permission.
There are literally thousands of teachers out there with talent, drive, and an insatiable curiosity to make a difference. And yet many of them spend their days doing work that is not at all aligned with their passions or talents.
The most important factor in determining your place in education is the attitude you have towards professional development. Attitude is everything. Professional development for teachers should be about making a difference in our classrooms, schools, and communities. Building relationships that last beyond lifetimes. Striving to be the best at what we do. Making every day count by challenging ourselves and others to think differently and do better. Trying new things that may or may not work but always striving to find something better, faster, fairer and more effective.
Teaching is not a job title it's a mindset, a way of thinking and being that never stops growing and evolving. If you want to make a difference, then it's time to start looking at your professional development differently.
Let's make a greater impact and get the recognition we rightly deserve
Teachers want to be highly respected and rewarded professionals within the education system but are battling with being overworked and constantly undervalued. They need extra support to cope with the challenges of this profession, too.
Teachers want to change the perception of what it means to be a teacher. Unfortunately, they feel they have no control over the process and their practices are often overlooked.
You want to be a great educator.
You want to make learning engaging, memorable, and meaningful for students.
You look for ways to improve your craft.
You want the best for your students.
You want the best for yourself.
The coolest part… you can have it!
The right tools at your fingertips can make all the difference in how "in the zone" you are. Tab & Mind offers a growing variety of resources – interactive worksheets, videos, and more – to help keep you feeling and performing your best each day.
My goal is to help you know more. To know more about your self. To know more about the world. To know more about what you can do to make an impact on your students' lives and reach them in a way that no one else can.
Keegan Lewis | Teacher
Tab & Mind
Get better or get left behind
This blog is a go-to resource for teachers looking to improve their craft, who are looking to gain insights into the most effective practices in education.
Be a better teacher
The blog includes articles that give practical ideas and insights to help teachers become better at their jobs.
You gotta grow
All the outstanding teachers I know are always learning and growing. They never stop. But you don't want to spend your life savings on training.
Get to the good stuff
And you're definitely not looking for anything that's going to be a waste of your time.
What if teachers were empowered to create their own professional development, and were supported to grow as professionals? Think about it.
If you are a teacher who wants to talk this through, let's have a conversation.
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