I may expand upon this later, but since it came up in the #edchat today, this is the original handout for the presentation that @40ishoracle and I do on "Bridging the Gap". We usually offer it as a mixed group round table with a few introductory comments and then a moderated Q&A.
It is showing its age (ZIP DRIVE), but the upshot is still true: Teachers and Techies have certain mindset differences that can cause communication friction. Know the differences and it goes a LONG way toward easing the tension.
Also, the "What Kind of Geek are You?" still makes me laugh.
Bridging the Gap Between Teach-Geek and Tech-Geek