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Teachers on Fire

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79 - Karen Caswell: Apple Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Founder of #TLAPDownUnder

KAREN CASWELL is a 4th grade teacher in Australia. Her favorite themes in education include relationships, reading, kindness, and global connections. She’s also an Apple Certified Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador, and the founder of #TLAPdownunder! Follow Karen on Twitter @kcasw1 and visit her blog at

In our conversation, Karen recalls a crisis of disillusionment which threatened to pull her away from teaching completely. Thankfully, a leave of absence from the classroom and some inspirational reading from Dave Burgess Consulting helped to reignite her passion, and she’s been a different educator ever since. Karen also shares some of her practices on Seesaw, one of several good online portfolio platforms that connect parents with student learning, and she describes some of her passions and goals in the area of student literacy. Finally, Karen talks about the education voices that shape her thinking and inspire her passion for education today.

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