Connected Educator Profile (Day 8) - Mike Waiksnis - Rock Hill, SC

Connected Educator Profile (Day 8) - Mike Waiksnis - Rock Hill, SC

The United State Department of Education has declared the month of October Connected Educator Month. According to, the website set up to support this event, the Mission of Connected Educator Month is to promote educators learning and collaborating through online communities of practice and social networks.With this in mind I reached out to my Personal Learning Network (PLN) via Twitter, my favorite resource for connecting, and tweeted the following:

As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a "Connected Educator" is awesome!

Today's Connected Educator Profile

Mike Waiksnis, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Middle School Principal

Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

Being connected is no longer an option for educators. I have learned so much from my digital connection over the last few years. We have a responsibility to our kids and schools to collaborate with others to become the best educators possible. As a principal I feel l must be a role model to teachers in digital learning.

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Twitter - @mwaiksnis

Check out Mike's Blog -

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Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning of Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, MA and the former principal of Burlington High. He blogs about education at