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Our goal is to save teachers time and help them empower their students to be independent learners.
We do this by providing high-quality lesson plans, slideshows, handouts, and resources that provide students with opportunities to develop strategies for success.
Let’s be honest. School can be tough.
Not everyone gets everything, all of the time.
And, that’s okay. In fact, that’s great! It’s through struggle and failure that we develop the opportunity to cultivate a growth mindset and develop grit, tenacity, and perseverance.
So, while school can be a great opportunity for teachers to “deliver the curriculum,” it’s also a great opportunity for us to build character and to develop 21st century learning skills in our students.
After all, one day our students and children will graduate for school, leave the nest and head out into the world.
- They won’t always have a teacher or parent that will simply give them the answer.
- They’ll have to find their own answers (gasp!)
- to jobs that don’t even exist yet (double gasp!)
So, whether you teach elementary, middle school, or high school, at some point your students are going to struggle.
And this is a lovely opportunity for us to embed learning skills into our classroom program.
The Six Cs of Education are six transferable skills that some educational experts feel our students need in order to survive and thrive. Here’s the list (do you think anything is missing?)
- creativity, and
- critical thinking.
So, every day and every year is a chance for teachers and students to grow.
Our goal at Educircles:
- Create epic teaching resources that empower students with 21st century learning skills and a growth mindset
- Save teachers time.
Why isn’t everything a FREE teacher resource?
That is a great question. Check out this article.
Save time and money!
We put our best stuff into a time-saving, money-saving MEGA bundle. Read more about how it saves you time and money by reading this post.
Who is behind Educircles?
My name is Mike Fuchigami and I am the chief webmonkey behind Educircles.org.
I was a classroom teacher for over 14 years in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Some things in my life changed, and I’m now working as a teacher-preneur who is trying to make the world a better place, one lesson at a time.
As a grade 8 literacy teacher, I loved trying to teach the curriculum through the lens of equity, technology, and a growth mindset. I’m big on trying to empower students by providing them with tools and strategies to take on the world.
Now, I’m in the process of polishing up some lesson plans and posting them on this site. Stay tuned!
Our resources have been downloaded more than 1282 times around the world!
Here’s a map showing people the cities of people who have bought an Educircles resource.
We’re based in Ottawa, Canada.
However, Teachers Pay Teachers is based in the US, so it makes sense that a lot of the educators who get our stuff are in America.
But, it’s super cool to start to see red dots spread around the world.
What do I do now?
OPTION 1: If you’re NEW to the idea of Growth Mindset or 21st Century Competencies…
…Start by reading this post.
OPTION 2: If you’re already familiar with Growth Mindsets and 21st Century Competencies,
…then try to guess the magic phrase that teachers should use in the classroom.
And then click here.