Amanda Cavin is currently a first grade teacher at Unity Grove Elementary in Locust Grove, Georgia. She holds a B.A. from Samford University, a Masters of Special Education from University of Georgia, and an education specialist degree in teacher leadership from Piedmont College. She has taught third grade, preschool and first grade. Her best piece of teaching advice is to have the courage to take risks with practices that increase student engagement, utilize creative resources, and use social media to connect with educators beyond your district for collaboration.