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5 Teacher Personas to #HackTheClassroom & Discuss Innovative Practice

Hacks are those who come up with clever solutions to everyday problems. Innovative educators are natural hackers constantly coming up with, and even sharing, ideas to improve teaching and learning. Microsoft has come up five teacher personas as an easy-to-think about framework for hacking our classroom. This is a great framework to keep in mind for teachers and administrators who are considering ways to innovate learning in their classrooms. It gives educators a common language to describe what they are doing.Below is a description of each hack persona. Check them out and think about how you have, or how you plan, to innovate learning through one of these personas.

Five Teacher Hack Personas

Want to learn more? Hack the Classroom is an exciting online live event designed to inspire and enable you to incorporate new ideas and tools into your classroom so your students can achieve more. Sign up for Microsoft’s event on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST at

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Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

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