Teacher Appreciation Week: Appreciate educators everywhere by making time to talk about the trade.
So, with this positivity, it has the potential to lead us to increased potential, greater understanding, and heartfelt connections.
here are five Tweets to spark a conversation with any educator:
Teach like a learner and you’ll always be relevant.
— Jane Ross (@janeinjava) April 25, 2016
What did you enjoy learning this year in order to better your practice?
If you notice a student doing something good, tell them. You may be the only one who does.
— Jodie Morgenson (@morgetron) April 29, 2016
What is your oldest memory of praising a student?
A4 #adechat To let them go! That my job is less about teaching them ‘how’ and more about the ‘why’, the ‘so what’. It is liberating!
— Sonya terBorg (@terSonya) March 22, 2016
How have your students surprised you this month?
Okay; I’ll try it. https://t.co/P6RJgAQqYspic.twitter.com/EqnqDp7jyS
— Jessica Hagy (@jessicahagy) April 29, 2016
What has been the singular most inspiring pd experience you’ve ever had?
The digital space should be a mirror of the kind of trust you build in the physical #space. #Gr8@KristinZiemke 🙂 pic.twitter.com/MXKwpbH2va
— Paula Guinto (@paulaguinto) April 28, 2016
Thought provoking! My 9th and 10th grade guidance counselor worked 100% on the concept of praise. Umpteen years later, she is still my friend and one of my biggest champions. Nothing makes me want to work harder than honest, well-timed praise. A good reminder to tap into those praise-worthy moments for our students.
Teaching and Learning are both acts which remind of us of just how very (very) vulnerable we all are. Praise is one of the most essential ingredients in highly collaborative schools. The key is it must be moving in all different directions at all different times–pushing further than just a week, or a day of acknowledgement.
We all need more champions. 🙂