CFF teachers are invited to join the new CFF Subject Area listservs. These listservs are intended to offer you the chance for collaboration with other CFF teachers across the state. Please share any success stories! Information about using listservs is below.
To join a list:
Address an email to: email@example.com
The subject is ignored
In the BODY type: subscribe cffxxxx(the list) yourfirstname yourlastname
What is a listserv?
It’s a group of individuals with like interests who communicate about those interests via email. By simply filling in one email address for the listserv, your message will be sent out to all those individuals who subscribe to that listserv.
A listserv is:
· A place to network
· A place to get ideas
· A place to share successes
· A place to share challenges
Why Might you use a Listserv?
Suppose you are looking for a new approach to teaching a particular topic using the tools you received as part of CFF. You can write up a quick description – as general or specific as you like – and send it off to the listserv. In a matter of moments, you could get responses from colleagues across the state! Maybe you’ve just had a wonderfully successful experience in your CFF classroom. You can share this success with other CFF teachers, who are teaching the same subject. When you find a great resource for your subject, you can share it with others across the state. You can tell how you used it and why it worked. CFF subject area listservs are a valuable means of communication. They offer you the opportunity to collaborate with teachers across the state. With an active subject area listserv, you’ll have new ideas, new colleagues, and great resources.
Replying to the Listserv
Due to the nature of these subject area listservs, clicking REPLY is the equivalent of REPLY ALL. As a result, it is absolutely necessary for you to include your signature in all emails to the listserv. This will allow (and encourage) other teachers to reply directly to you, rather than to the entire listserv. Your signature should include:
· Phone Number
· Email Address
· Other pertinent addresses (Skype, website, blog, etc.)
When a teacher shares a great idea or a wonderful success, please thank or congratulate them privately.
If you need help setting up a filter on your email account, so that all of your listserv emails go to a particular folder in your inbox, please contact Sarah or Vicky.
Above all, enjoy the collaborative spirit of Classrooms for the Future.