I love the term network weaver. Not that I necessarily do it well, but the concept intrigues me.  Nonprofits are weaving to help themselves grow in effectiveness, and it seems to me, we could do the same.

What if you connected one teacher from your network to someone in your school? That friend from Australia to the seventh-grade history teacher? The innovative math teacher with the student exploring ways to help others?

Network weaving needs to be intentional. I like this chart, which offers questions to see what kind of a weaver you are.

Imagine the possibilities if all teachers became network weavers, not just social media tool fools. Consider the possibilities of using our strengths to support and encourage others rather than working in isolation. Understand the idea of “closing the triangle,” and we will all be better for it.

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About the author
Susan Carter Morgan is a Community Leader for Powerful Learning Practice. You can find Susan on Twitter at @scmorgan and read her thoughts on education at her blog Learning in The Open Spaces. Read more about Susan here.