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Katie Powell @Beyond_the_Desk Crawfordsville, IN

Teacher & author. Passionate about bringing wonder, engagement, & fun back into teaching. Let's reclaim the wonder of learning!

4,442 Following   4,228 Followers   8,222 Tweets

Joined Twitter 7/15/15


We were supposed to be getting a picture of the cat for the virtual 4-H fair, but he’s so in love with his boy, we… https://t.co/CaEg8MBkTF @MsJachymiak https://t.co/vMC94qDeq8
7/11
2020
I started paying for Gimkit about a year ago & found my subscription well worth the $. If you were on the fence bef… https://t.co/vXklPWXgl5 @gimkit This is great news!
7/8
2020
Meet @Beyond_the_Desk, one of the members of our virtual consulting cadre, specializing classroom “busters” & teach… https://t.co/zrTBCKZdjD
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7/7
2020
@MeehanEDU @woodard_julie @MrPStrunk @champforkids @ERobbPrincipal @LindaFarringer @AndrewsShellyVA Yeah. I have an… https://t.co/EaN90lmmiu @MrPStrunk @MeehanEDU @champforkids @ERobbPrincipal @LindaFarringer @AndrewsShellyVA It’s a lot to think about, tha… https://t.co/uhzHMEIj9H @Pfagell @jesslahey I love how happy those people are for her! 😂
7/1
2020
Kids are awesome. https://t.co/TFShDxbCRs @Ryan7Read @dbc_inc @jenburdis @ericcurts @HollyClarkEdu @jmattmiller @TheTechRabbi @BeckyKeene @kerszi @ajjulianihttps://t.co/ONOUPAy5bn
6/29
2020
@MeehanEDU @MoriartyHistory @SchmueckerEmily @mariapwalther @mrmatera @buddyxo @realrapreynolds @HeckAwesome @TheTechRabbi Thanks John!
6/26
2020
My 12-year-old son: Aaa! Itchy! Stupid bug bites on my leg. Me: Do you want anti-itch spray? Son: Nah, I’m gonna b… https://t.co/F158H2DCBB @ericafox84 Perfect gif, btw 😉.Me: *changing into sweats & fuzzy socks* My husband: “What are you doing?” Me: *sheepishly* “...Coping with air conditioning...”
6/25
2020
@ericafox84 Yes please!! @ericafox84 I’m wrapping my mind around collaboration too, though our situation will be different. Full classes, no… https://t.co/gjlvJVJQbu @MrPStrunk @theedpodcast @champforkids @ERobbPrincipal @4XSoccermom @jeffgargas @MrsRThal @LindaEdwardsihttps://t.co/Yqj1LXV7zX
6/24
2020
@LauraGuzNews @jesslahey I don’t envy those having to make tough decisions at this time. I don’t think there are an… https://t.co/X8UVqNU3Tc @jesslahey Our plans are still in development, but it sounds like we’ll have full classes. It’s impossible to dista… https://t.co/jgqid6UVR6 @MsJachymiak My book has been out almost a year, and I STILL have these doubts. Welcome to the club, I guess? 🤷‍♀️
6/23
2020
@Pfagell Please don’t tell my family. I pulled off that surprise birthday weekend for my husband, and when I brough… https://t.co/cu0k3RYv9f
6/21
2020
A little Friday wisdom from #BoredomBusters! "Don't let a "no" be the end of your story." -Katie Powell… https://t.co/HIaEy7b0lT
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6/19
2020
Awesome! Can’t wait to read your story, @HudgensMolly! https://t.co/vDFjB2iHyQ @HudgensMolly @dbc_inc Oh my goodness, I am SO GLAD you’ll be sharing your story! I can’t wait to read it! Please k… https://t.co/QysORh4GpE
6/16
2020
Perfect day to surprise my husband with a kayak trip for his 40th b-day. Managed to invite all his siblings and the… https://t.co/r0RPtQvbq1Ok folks... While we still should be practicing social distancing I thought I would share this great resource. Chec… https://t.co/ktSIYgu24p
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6/13
2020
Join #mschat tonight at 8 PM for a campfire chat. 2 questions to engage us quickly focusing on Summer Needs this we… https://t.co/HO9MZGrtAr
Retweeted by Katie PowellTonight #waledchat is about self-care and is in a bit of a different format. Read the attached link to find out ho… https://t.co/fLMspwfY2U
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6/11
2020
@MrPStrunk @FOURTHKH I felt the same way when I read IN’s guidelines.This school year will be different for so many reasons. Let’s figure it out together! Join us for @AMLE Back to Sch… https://t.co/deYyebm5P9
Retweeted by Katie PowellMy son made a time capsule in 8th grade, to be opened at his high school graduation. He just showed me the letter… https://t.co/9nKzpnyHNy
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6/10
2020
@ericafox84 @_clayr_ @mandertons @SLeAnnJackson @LintheLibrary @notesandnuggets @GiniwithaG @mrsaunderwoodhttps://t.co/RnaImr2nnh
6/6
2020
@MsJachymiak I love mine! @KuperPaige @DanaeAcker @ShaunWoodly @MichelleObama @Karen_Arrington @MindaHarts @Wes_Kieschnick @katiemartineduhttps://t.co/LtcLa0Dras
6/3
2020
I won’t tell people how they should or shouldn’t feel right now, what they should or shouldn’t do. I recognize this… https://t.co/d3qVgH0x7p @BrookeEisenbach We’ve been talking a lot about it at home. My kids find the concept of treating someone differentl… https://t.co/rB7uFVG5vF
5/31
2020
Tonight I told my kids: No matter what someone looks like No matter the color of their skin No matter what they bel… https://t.co/pbD89ecBhd
5/30
2020
Hey #waledchat & #mschat friends, the awesome @MsJachymiak will be hosting a twitter chat for her grad class about… https://t.co/U1nPqokdlQ @MsJachymiak I will be traveling Monday, but I LOVE this idea & wish I could participate. I’m happy to help in any way I can.
5/28
2020
@cmt215il At least at the office, it’s not my problem. 😉 I’ve had to just not look at that part of the dining room… https://t.co/RggkReuqmtMy husband is working from his office starting today after 2 months working from home. I walked into the dining roo… https://t.co/sKKkRIFzKK
5/26
2020
@ericafox84 @_clayr_ @mandertons @SLeAnnJackson @LintheLibrary @notesandnuggets @GiniwithaG @mrsaunderwoodhttps://t.co/2TceNbfbdX
5/24
2020
@DanaeAcker @MichelleObama @Karen_Arrington @ShaunWoodly @MindaHarts @Wes_Kieschnick @katiemartinedu @jmattmillerhttps://t.co/tyNVQAk11N
5/23
2020
Great opportunity for Middle Level Leaders to discuss plans for next school year. #mschat #michED for more info see… https://t.co/yXIT4VKvIF
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5/20
2020
@cmt215il @_MsCarpenter @MsJachymiak @teacher2teacher @ScholesE15 @blocht574 @AMLE I’d also suggest following the d… https://t.co/ZB8gioqMv2
5/19
2020
Interested in #BoredomBusters that work NOW virtually & later, when we do someday return to school? Check out my su… https://t.co/1WXFmiDoy4
5/17
2020
5th grader: "Everyone says I'm part of history, but just think. Someday, my great-grandkids will have to write abou… https://t.co/7yuC2PhYhU
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5/16
2020
@teachmarvelkids I see pictures of normal life in my Timehop and think, “Oh! They’re so close together!!” That’s wh… https://t.co/MJx0Zj4QgI @MrPStrunk @Eric_Carlin #waledchat https://t.co/2F1Mm3yS7FA5: Honestly the idea of eating IN a restaurant kind of freaks me out now. My mind is super conditioned against it… https://t.co/SUjBoVFsE2A4: Honestly my body keeps telling me. I get headaches almost every Friday. It’s like my body’s saying, “Woah! You… https://t.co/3NxQM3bXhy @MrWilliamsEDU That feeling! I can log 10+ work hours & still feel like I’ve slacked. What is that?? I’m aware now… https://t.co/Z6qUEYouZMA3: The fluidity of my work day is both a benefit and a challenge. Work creeps into down time or family time, & it… https://t.co/MpGpn0pOIqA2: Not dramatically different, but perhaps bolstered, just enough of a lift to step into watch day positively. #waledchatA1: As silly as it sounds, picking super comfy clothes each day. It’s like my love for fuzzy socks now gets extende… https://t.co/m1Ejrr9uCe @MrPStrunk My kids watched Star Wars, we ate pizza, & now they’re playing Battlefront 2 together. Much improved. I… https://t.co/fpAHwmw7kA @TeacherRunner42 I almost couldn’t erase my agenda from 3/13. Sigh.Katie, 6th grade ELA, IN #waledchat
5/15
2020
True story: I’m intentionally not reading sweet emails from students yet because I’ll start crying again. Maybe t… https://t.co/dsZRk0fuBD @TheWeirdTeacher I was that way about my laptop table. I ordered over spring break. It was like waiting for Santa.1st day and the last. I promoted Oren to smile, but he said, “I can’t. I’m too sad.” He’d just had his final live c… https://t.co/xcP27m9El0So very well deserved, my friends. Congrats. https://t.co/aTTSgBL3CT
5/14
2020
🔥BIG NEWS: We're working on something new called Ink. As students grow up, their love of writing fades away. It's… https://t.co/6qTJQwML0U
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5/13
2020
@Pfagell Love it! Kids are awesome https://t.co/ZWGK2pq91E
5/12
2020
Just took a walk and discovered that the kids in my neighborhood have papered the utility poles with artwork, mindf… https://t.co/bklSixzryl
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5/11
2020
@Pfagell My 6th grade son started his response almost the same way, but his finished, “...but better. Remember, Mom… https://t.co/OWxztd46tY @crys_samuels @polonerd @dbc_inc You all are my new favorite people.Starting #saturdaypd a little early!! ‘Boredom Busters’ by @Beyond_the_Desk @dbc_inc #teachbeyondthedesk https://t.co/JSUAFiaPIg
Retweeted by Katie Powell @crys_samuels @dbc_inc Crystal, these are beautiful graphics! I’m having fun reliving my book vicariously through y… https://t.co/faOigFdYac
5/9
2020
@sgreiner486 We were asked hypothetically, what would make us feel most acknowledged this week. I answered, and you… https://t.co/PUSCH2oa6i @MisseyChavez Awesome! @Simo845 Has it been a positive change? @Toups_J @WeAreGRHS Congrats, Jerry. I’m so happy for you! @MrsAWills That’s awesome! @ClassCastPod What a great way to acknowledge them! @MrPStrunk @Mr_Lisek https://t.co/K6hUSacZAT @Toups_J @WeAreGRHS That sounds exciting, Jerry! Anything in the works?? And how is @WeAreGRHS hanging in there the… https://t.co/WUWFjYwIKc @MrWilliamsEDU @MrPStrunk Thanks! I’m gonna need an early bedtime after this. Nah, who am I kidding? I’m gonna st… https://t.co/02TwcQk2M5 @beingmrgreen Oh man, that unfortunately happens ALL THE TIME. Major changes that impact us directly w/ no opportun… https://t.co/F9Vi0Npkt9 @Toups_J @MrPStrunk Thanks Jerry. Right back at ya! #waledchat @chazzbones @MrPStrunk I think I forgot to breathe. 😳 #waledchat https://t.co/BQoJdEZSwA @MrPStrunk It’s so fast!! Eep! How do you respond so thoughtfully every week?! You’re clearly superhuman. #walechatThanks @MrPStrunk for a great—FAST—chat 😁 #waledchatThat’s certainly been true for me. I often can’t see it till quite a ways down the road, but then I get it.… https://t.co/zWScGTMAww @peterdboland That’s certainly been true for me. I often can’t see it till quite a ways down the road, but then I get it. #waledchat @missmannion "You can't let the naysayers keep you down." You should stick that on a bumper sticker. It'll sell,… https://t.co/sGiprgnZib
Retweeted by Katie Powell @mrmakemathsense Yes, please share! One of the best things about our profession is learning from each other & celeb… https://t.co/IuXSUWlGvsThank you so much for joining me for #waledchat tonight! And thanks to @MrPStrunk for the opportunity! I hope you a… https://t.co/zAfOYaLNdW @MrPStrunk @blocht574 I almost tagged him! 😉 #waledchat @MrPStrunk The power of specific. #waledchat @noel_hoffmann Letting go can be so hard! Even when we need to. #waledchat @beingmrgreen Glad you coukd join us! #waledchatI love the idea of spreading positive gossip! #waledchat https://t.co/ltbBAo4NSJA5: Next week is our last week of elearning instruction for this school year. I need to check in on my teammates &… https://t.co/cAihqQcxkW @MrWilliamsEDU I see that determination as a common factor tonight. #waledchat @ann177345 The right people. Good point. We waste a lot of heartache on the wrong ones. #waledchatA4- It made me want to work even harder to prove them wrong 💪🏼 You can’t let the naysayers keep you down. #waledchat
Retweeted by Katie PowellQ5: How can you pay it forward in our profession this week to help someone else feel appreciated? #WALEDCHAT https://t.co/Q638bqXroH @n8than_thomas I think piling more and more on teachers’ plates from the top down is one of the most disrespectful things. #waledchat
5/8
2020

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