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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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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

August Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 1, 2017

We’re here to help you get ready for a new school year! If your students are still in summer break mode, here are some engaging lessons and activities to help draw them back into the learning process:

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Topics: Education Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

Sun, Sand, and Summer Training Opportunities

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jul 6, 2017

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Training, MimioConnect

50 Reasons Students Love Summer

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Most students long for summer break after a year filled with early mornings, the stress of tests and grades, and seemingly endless homework. But how can students best use their break to ensure that they start the next year on the right foot?

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Topics: tips for teachers

50 Reasons Teachers Love Summer Break

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

After a long year of classes, grading, and helping students grow, teachers truly earn their summer break—after all, it’s the perfect time to relax, unwind, and refresh before the start of a new school year. So, just how much do educators love this time off? And how do they spend it?

Here are 50 reasons why teachers love summer break and what they like to do with this much-needed time away from school:

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Topics: Activities, tips for teachers

June Tips and Training for Teachers to Create Lesson Plans

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jun 1, 2017

The end of the school year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Here are some fun lesson plans and activities for June to help keep your students engaged until summer break:

End of the Year Review: These renovated lessons offer the perfect opportunity to review math and language arts concepts covered during the school year. Choose from either K-2 elementary students or grades 3-5.

If you enjoyed the above content, consider joining our MimioConnect interactive teaching community to access more of our valuable lesson plans, content, and resources. Click here to register today!

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Topics: Lessons, MimioStudio, curriculum, tips for teachers

Summer Reading Picks for Educators

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, May 18, 2017

Summer is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to plan your reading list. Whether you’re looking to explore new teaching methods, work on your personal well-being, or take a break with a beach read, here are our top picks for this summer.

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Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

May Tips, Training, and Content for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, May 2, 2017



A new month is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time for new learning opportunities to share with your students! Here is our collection of engaging themed content for May:

Spring Gallery Pack: Spring is in full swing, and this MimioStudio Gallery pack is filled with images, backgrounds, lessons, and activities to help you bring some spring magic to your classroom.

Spring Backgrounds: Add a pop of spring to your lessons with these fun spring-themed backgrounds. You can even make them your own by inserting a text box, changing the transparency, or adding a shape.

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Topics: curriculum, Training, MimioConnect, tips for teachers

April Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Apr 3, 2017

They say “April showers bring May flowers,” but it also brings an array of new learning opportunities to share with your students! Here is our collection of engaging themed content for April:

April Calendar and Activities: Our April calendar is filled with activities to start each bright and sunny day all month long. Students can practice skills using the featured calendars, morning meeting activities, attendance chart, daily graphing activities, math activities, and more. It’s also the perfect opportunity to try the new wide format calendar with your students!

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

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