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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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January Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Jan 2, 2018

A new year is upon us, which means many of you will be making or renewing resolutions for self-improvement in 2018. Resolutions may include taking your health goals more seriously by eating better and exercising more, taking charge of your life by being direct in accomplishing certain goals, improving money management, or making a bigger impact on others around you.

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

Holiday Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Sun, Dec 3, 2017

The turkey has been eaten and it's officially time for the holidays! Get your classroom and students in the holiday spirit with these festive learning packs—we have some great lessons and activities to inspire you all month long. 

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Topics: Lessons, curriculum, Training, tips for teachers

Top 10 Resources for STEM Funding

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

It’s no secret that STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and math) is crucial for today’s students to succeed in the future job market. STEM occupations are growing at a rate of 17%, compared to 9.8% in other professions, so our students need to enter the workforce equipped with these skills. However, money in public education is tight, and a lack of financial resources can mean limited opportunities for STEM learning.

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Topics: Funding, 21st Century Skills, Administrator Resources, STEM

25 Things Teachers are Thankful For

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Turkey, Students, and Summer Break!

I am already deciding which of my favorite foods and desserts I will be having this Thanksgiving. As far as I’m concerned, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without green bean casserole and a dark chocolate pecan pie!

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Topics: tips for teachers

Infographic: STEM by the Numbers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Nov 7, 2017

At the forefront of education today is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning, which is necessary in order for American students to be competitive in the job market after graduation. Careers in these fields will continue to grow, so it’s imperative that we make STEM a priority to ensure that our students don’t miss out on future opportunities. Here are a few facts about STEM that showcase why these topics are so important:

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Topics: curriculum, education industry, STEM, STEAM

November Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Nov 1, 2017

November is here and the holidays are quickly approaching, but there’s still plenty of learning and teaching time before the break! Here are our top tips to help you create engaging lessons all month long.

Be sure to check out the latest content for November on MimioConnect™ , our interactive teaching community, to help you get started on the right track:

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Topics: Lessons, Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, MimioStudio, tips for teachers

October Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Oct 2, 2017

It’s a new month, and you know what that means: Time for more Mimio tips and tools! Kick off the fall season with these valuable tips to help you create engaging lessons all month long.

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Top 10 App Picks Part 2: Apps for Administrators

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Staying with this year’s personal device trend, part two of our app series is all about apps for administrators. Here’s our list of the top ten app picks for administrators:

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Topics: Educational Software, Educational Apps, Administrator Resources

Back to School Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Fri, Sep 1, 2017

This certainly is an exciting time with the start of a new school year! It’s another opportunity to build relationships with students and truly make a difference in their world in ways we can’t even fully imagine. As an educator for 22 years, I have always loved the beginning of school—especially when I have the opportunity to have a fresh start. It’s a lot of work to get the ship ready to sail for the voyage ahead, but I truly enjoy it. Whether it involves creating the perfect lesson plans for an exciting new project, making curriculum tweaks to provide the latest great resources, or finding new ways to integrate teaching tools to make learning more interactive and fun, I find this hard work really satisfying.

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Topics: Lessons, Professional Development for Teachers, curriculum, Training, back to school, tips for teachers

Top 10 App Picks Part 1: Apps for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Using personal devices in the classroom continues to be one of this year’s biggest EdTech trends. Whether you have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, apps are the best way to take advantage of everything your device has to offer. However, with over 2 million apps and counting to choose from, finding apps to download can be a daunting task. To help you decide which apps can be the most useful to you, we’ve compiled a list of our top ten app picks for teachers:

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Topics: Educational Software, Educational Apps, tips for teachers

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