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Technology in the Classroom
Technology abounds, but how to use it to make your life easier, not more complex? This is our speciality. French, English, math, etc… Teachers, we are here for you.
Articles and Expert Advice
Our articles span a gamit of skills required to address education in the 21st century. Technology, classroom management, special needs and more. Administrators, we are here for you.
tutoring and coding clubs
Engaging private instruction on a range of topics, high interest coding clubs and powerful 1:1 educational services are our specialty. Parents, we are there for you.
Workshops on the go online Courses
No time to attend a live presentation? Want a quickfix? Try one of our free courses? For those interested in more, we have premium courses offering great value. We are here for you.
Started as an idea in 2010, by Peter Chan, the original Teaching Geek, his experience, his skills and relationships with teachers, families, and professionals exposed a need he thought he could fill.
Teachers are inundated with change. The speed of change often does not allow them to feel comfortable embracing new technologies. To close this gap, Peter developed a reputation for high interest, high energy and fun workshops that have inspired teachers throughout Canada and abroad to believe they could make their lives easier, not harder, using the techniques he teaches.
7 years and hundreds of presentations later, Peter was invited to speak at Concordia University. This website was inspired by the feedback from that presentation and a desire to help teachers everwhere.
Peter's vision has evolved into articles, discussions, online courses , coding clubs, workshops and seminars for the education community and parents alike.
Mission: make learning fun, easy and accessible 7/24.
Mission: Use easy and fun to read articles to inspire change.
Mission: Make it real. Make the change happen face to face.
Mission: Provide incredible value to all teachers everywhere.
This could be you
This could be you
This post is 20 years in the making. On June 28th, 2019 I achieved permanence, or rather a position that puts me on the track to a permanent tenured position. 20 years I have been working with children in different capacities, in different roles, in different languages, in different countries, in different provinces. For 20 years I have crossed paths with hundreds of people who have added to my life, thousands of children, and a stock few who I owe a true gratefulness to who I am today as man, teacher, person. The significance of this moment has me thinking of those people and my gratefulness felt towards them.Read more about Gratitude – Technology of Heart
A big part of the reason I began teachinggeeks.com was to write about my greatest strength: I look forward to each day of teaching. Don’t get me wrong, I have shitty days, but the next day holds new connections, new ahas, new “thank you Mr. Chan”s and new relationships with staff and parents alike. I look forward with curiosity at what each new day brings and in this way, I have to deal far less with the frustration that many of my colleagues experience.
Halloween is approaching as I write, but closer still is thanksgiving. There is always reason to be thankful, but as an educator and speaker, I thought I would write an article the likes I have never read before myself. Being thankful for your grades – all of them. Including the F’s and D’s. I have Read more about Grades – Being thankful for all of them[…]
This is the first in a series of articles for anyone who works with children. One of the biggest problems when working with children is volume. Volume can lead to headaches and exhaustion and burnout if it is not controlled early. If they are too noisy to hear you, nothing else you do will be Read more about Article #1 – Taking care of volume[…]
Homework. For some it inspires necessity and productivity and is an essential tool as educators to get the best results for the children we serve. For others it is a necessary evil, demanded of us by our school administrators and school boards. Still there are those that see homework as simply wrong and a destructive Read more about A bit about homework[…]
Working on a project called My Invention. 3 of my students wanted a place to announce a growing concern they have: Hi my name is Marissa and today I’m here with my friends and there names are Evelyn and Crystal. Today we are working on helping homeless people survive today and homeless need as much Read more about Homeless need help[…]
We won the Regional championship for 2018!
Let’s face it, at some point in your career, you are going to have the class full of children that seem to be spawned from some dark places. Children who are vulgar, disrespectful, explosive, shameless, rigid, and withdrawn abound and if you haven’t had to deal with a difficult child yet, you will soon. To Read more about What you didn’t learn at University – How to manage difficult children[…]
Sharing our resources and our lessons can lead to a loss of important belongings, lack of special when all teachers begin doing the same thing, and at times a concern that perhaps our lesson is not good enough to be seen by others. Say goodbye to these concerns in the 21st century.
Everyone knows Google Docs, Google Classroom, Edmodo to setup our classroom and communicate with parents. But for many of us we don’t know much else. Do we really need to? No, you don’t need to. But you may WANT to!