Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Teacher Tweets



I recently put myself in charge of a staff development idea inspired by Twitter. First I got permission from my principal. Then I set up this display in our teacher's lounge. For the past few weeks I've put up little snippets to stimulate reflection and conversation. I've encouraged teachers to respond and even respond to the responses of others. When the conversation dies down, a new thought goes up. I've got a handful of ideas to put on the boards, but I've also made sure everyone knows this area belongs to the whole staff. I'm planning to leave some blank spaces very soon in hopes others will display quotes they've discovered. Hopefully this is a new tradition that invites busy teachers to join important conversations, reflect on pedagogy, and tweak practices when necessary, even if it means on the go while rushing through the teacher's lounge. 





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  1. Great idea! I know just where I could put it. Maybe I'll give it a try!

    Crystal

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    1. Crystal, I hope it works well for you and your staff!

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  2. This is such a fun idea! What a great way to take an inspiration and fly with it!

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    1. Barbara, it's been fun to see what others are writing. I love it.

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  3. I love this idea! I applaud you for getting those conversations going. I wish our staff was more open to things like this.

    Not Just Child's Play

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    1. Miss Trayers, I wish your staff were too, although I didn't ask for their permission. I just checked with my administrator.

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  4. Love this idea! Great way to get some good conversations going!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, that's what I'm really hoping for. :)

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