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Travis Rink

Travis Rink has 16 years of experience teaching high school chemistry and various other science courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kansas State University, and master’s degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership & Administration from Wichita State University. As a teacher, he took on various Mimio-related roles, including the Mimio Masters program, MimioConnect moderator, Mimio Teacher Team presenter, and Mimio Quick Learn moderator. As the Mimio Educator Advocacy Leader, Travis now manages the Mimio training programs available globally, as well as the Mimio Teacher Teams and MimioConnect lesson development.
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Spring Webinar Series: Now Available On Demand!

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, May 14, 2019

This spring, hundreds of educators joined us for our Transforming Learning in the Classroom webinar series. Each of our 45-minute sessions were led by experts and leaders in the field of education and technology, who shared their insights into creating successful learning environments. These presenters work in schools and make an impact every day, and they brought their vast knowledge, expertise, and advice to our series.

We will launch another series in the fall, featuring new topics and speakers to offer their insights into educational trends. If you missed our live spring series or can’t wait until fall to be inspired, don’t worry! You can still be motivated by all of these wonderful educators and innovators by viewing any of our sessions at your convenience.

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Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week: 25 Things Teachers Love About Teaching!

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 8, 2019

While there can be some difficult aspects to the teaching profession, most teachers would agree that the pros far outweigh the cons. In fact, many teachers would be happy to tell you all the things that make them passionate about the field of education!

Since we’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, we thought it would be fun to ask some teachers what they enjoy most about their job. Here is our compiled list of the top 25 things teachers love about this profession:

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Topics: tips for teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week: Take Advantage of Special Teacher Deals!

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, May 6, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week is here and companies across the country are showing the love! We know how busy teachers are, so we’ve rounded up the best teacher deals and freebies so that you can take full advantage. Whether you want to treat yourself or stock up on supplies, we’ve got you covered! 

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Topics: tips for teachers

May Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 1, 2019

For some, the month of May signifies that another school year is just about ready to wrap up. As educators and students alike look forward to what summer brings, this can be a challenging time to continue engaging students as their interests and motivations may be a bit more unfocused.

Need some inspiration to engage your students this month? Here is our collection of themed lesson content for May:

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

My Flat Panel Display Is so Cool, I Have to Wear Shades

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Apr 25, 2019

The typical classroom has changed a lot over the past few decades. With all of the exciting new tech innovations that have emerged, the chalkboard no longer reigns supreme.

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Topics: Flat Panel Displays, Whole-Class, tips for teachers

April Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Spring is finally in full swing! Depending on where you live, maybe it doesn't quite feel like spring yet—better yet, maybe it already feels like summer where you are. Regardless of the weather outside, spring is a great time for dusting off old lessons as well as creating new ones.

Need some inspiration? Here is our collection of themed content to help you spruce up your lessons for April:

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Training

Spring 2019 Webinar Series: Helping You Transform Learning in the Classroom

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Mar 12, 2019

Boxlight is excited to announce the spring webinar series, Transforming Learning in the Classroom, featuring five webinars to help you improve upon important professional development and STEM integration in your school. The presenters are all experts and leaders in education and technology, and they are ready to share their insights into creating successful learning environments.

The series will begin on March 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm ET with Innovations Bringing STEM and Robotics to Today’s Classrooms. The experts hosting each webinar have used and loved each of the innovative solutions discussed in the webinars to engage students and promote STEM in the classroom. The webinars were developed to help educators of all types acquire useful knowledge to help bring their classroom to greater technology-driven heights.

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Topics: webinar, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

March Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Feb 27, 2019

Spring is right around the corner, and with it we leave behind the winter blahs as blue skies are ahead. As an educator, it’s easy to get into a rut this time of year with everything that is going on—spring activities kicking into full gear, local and state assessments, curriculum changes for next year, and so on.

Just as nature around us begins to show renewed growth, we too feel the new energy that we can carry into our classrooms. Although it may be easy to pull out lessons from previous years to use, it can be exciting to try out new ways of teaching lessons or exploring new ideas to motivate our students. Designing new lessons can take some time to ensure it meets your needs, but the end result is well worth the investment. Here is our collection of themed content to get you ready with new lessons for March:

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Training, tips for teachers

February Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

February may be the shortest month, but it has so much to offer! From Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day to Black History Month, there’s plenty of interesting facts, people, and history to weave into your lessons this month. Here is our collection of themed content to help you keep students engaged in February:

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Training, tips for teachers

Teaching (and Learning!) About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Jan 21, 2019

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day occurring today, along with Black History Month approaching in February, now is a great time to teach your students about Dr. King. A leader in the civil rights movement, Dr. King inspired his followers with his nonviolent approach to activism. Most of us have heard his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, but there is so much more about Dr. King for you to teach your students.

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Topics: Lessons, tips for teachers

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