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Brian Durst @durstopia SE Wisconsin

Proud Father, Husband, Teacher of High School English & Baseball Coach. Empowering students to learn with a purpose by asking: What if? Why not? So what?

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Joined Twitter 3/25/12


Update: students appreciated the upgrades. Whiteboard paint on tables has been well received and immediately put to… https://t.co/ZGftg77Lvv
1/7
2020
@Mrs_Koppers https://t.co/uiDslzGfb7 @davidtedu Thanks. Practical decision based on calculated surface coverage & knowing the unpainted areas are primar… https://t.co/kJqkZUyR58
1/1
2019
Room 16 underwent simple renovation over break. Fresh start for the new year. Enjoy the #adobesparkvideo tour… https://t.co/Eu1ovRJznN
12/31
2019
@JoyKirr @AHSD25Thomas Just finished the book yesterday—characters, setting, storytelling are memorable & brilliant… https://t.co/5m7F4cacGG
12/22
2019
@mctownsley @wreckers23 Guskey deserves credit for putting the nail in the coffin of “exceeds.” It’s imprecise and… https://t.co/fnSYjify9r
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12/19
2019
And as we communicate about assessment, ensure students understand that learning never stops. Every summative can b… https://t.co/Wmhekui5vf
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12/11
2019
#slateinwi is in for a treat with @thomascmurray delivering the keynote. Looking forward to #AuthenticEDU. Thank yo… https://t.co/yTPeg6oEfiAlright attendees of #slateinwi. We got the learning started at Monday’s precon. Now it’s your turn! #FutureReady T… https://t.co/aBazaxUrJF
12/10
2019
After a day of providing feedback on student work, @CanvasLMS acknowledges my efforts with a friendly note. Time fo… https://t.co/486bWJ1nnz
11/27
2019
A6 Involve students in the assessment process so they become authors of their learning story https://t.co/v1iM00eGYN #sblchatA4 When assessment is reported as a permanent grade that is averaged against future learning opportunities, there w… https://t.co/CahaFCoNXGA4 Make sure we are doing assessment with students, not to them and that students see mastery as seeing themselves… https://t.co/DHiDDp2LtH
Retweeted by Brian DurstA3 1st step in designing healthy assessments involves narrowing the focus to communicate a clear purpose - for lear… https://t.co/W4CYYXnzHRA2 Quality assessments respect learners: targets are clear, purposeful, & relevant toward standards; communicate un… https://t.co/He9dW9vVaLA1 Assessment is an opportunity to check in with learners for the sake of understanding & planning next steps. It i… https://t.co/GJqaCoGRz3
11/21
2019
Friends in my #PLN, please follow @MrBaltzell. Let’s get him over 100 followers! Outstanding young educator with… https://t.co/i2VEoBD9wG
11/20
2019
I organize my grade book by standard. This way, a parent/student can see the proficiency level tied to the standard. #ATAssessment
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11/13
2019
This. https://t.co/jRKI6QfrC8
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11/9
2019
@freeseframe912 Thank you for a great day of learning. It is challenging to present PD through a camera to an audie… https://t.co/R1Q1Mwtj2G
10/16
2019
@burgessdave Thank you for your powerful keynote and even more appreciation for the conversations after the confere… https://t.co/WQYpnokKMBGrateful for the opportunity to learn, share, and laugh with local PLN friends at #PLconf19. Keep leading the way… https://t.co/87857L1msA
10/9
2019
Great catching up with @EastonA1 at #PLconf19. Thanks for attending my session and congrats on becoming the FUNGO c… https://t.co/W7khLh1X9T
10/8
2019
Sharing a glimpse of their classroom environment and celebrating 10 years of co-teaching, @Mo_physics and… https://t.co/l2DVktJ12cExcited to get some learning on at the #plconf19 with the captain him self @burgessdave #tlap @MrKallie33 @EastonA1… https://t.co/DMbj9zNVq1
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10/7
2019
As Ss entered class today, several inquired: “Do we get play that fun @PearDeck game today? We love it!” My respons… https://t.co/y2OGJQwNsA
9/20
2019
#edcampMadWI is already on my calendar! Always a great experience @AggieSalterITS https://t.co/LiaKmRvarY
9/19
2019
Reminded of the effectiveness of 3 C's strategy for efficient #feedback with today's writing lesson, checking our E… https://t.co/DE8AwZI3ptStudents (& teacher) are thriving in our new block schedule. Love extended time for opportunities to explore conten… https://t.co/Zx0nAKZXDT
9/11
2019
Started the morning by helping a freshman open his locker on my 1st attempt, officially signifying the beginning of… https://t.co/ZepZ4GaMX5
9/3
2019
Enjoying a relaxing lunch with the kids and getting some work done before heading #backtoschool next week https://t.co/Uzlb96vAZY
8/22
2019
@JoyKirr Hope you had a wonderful first day! https://t.co/RNcHG5pcsK
8/19
2019
Introduced @gimkit to a room full of colleagues today. Let the learning fun begin! #summerPD
7/31
2019
@JoyKirr Congrats, Joy! Can’t wait to read #WordShift
7/21
2019
@ChouinardJahant Thank you! Continue to enjoy your summer!Taking a Phineas and Ferb Philosophy to School - midsummer reflections about making the most of every day… https://t.co/5oDeVEZENP
7/12
2019
#WeNeedDiverseBooks Newest post: https://t.co/N8alkDqqnG https://t.co/R6ZFf71Ty4
Retweeted by Brian Durst @LLexpLORIum @JoyKirr Awesome! @LoriJLondon @JoyKirr How about xpLORIum? Welcome learners to the ultimate science experience that will rock their world! @mpilakow @JoyKirr @LoriJLondon Thank you! It was time for a change to something more connected to my professional educator account. @LoriJLondon Thanks for commenting on the post! Such a unique opportunity to teach our own children.For my PLN, @durstopia has replaced @RESP3CTtheGAME as my primary, professional Twitter handle. @RESP3CTtheGAME liv… https://t.co/VPdZHyZ2Ae
7/9
2019
So many simple ways we can have a significant impact. Thank you for your influence, @JoyKirr https://t.co/iA4CS7mGl4
7/6
2019
@MrsJones_Merton Thanks, Heidi! Always great to hear from you. @froehlichm Thanks, Mandy! Told you I just needed your #USMSpark session to provide the push!
6/30
2019
@BoldtAHS Adam! Great to hear from you! Looks like you are providing great leadership at AHS. @AndeleeEspinosa Thank you, Andi! @JoyKirr Thank you, Joy! So kind of you to read & share my reflections. Always appreciate your feedback! #gratitude
6/25
2019
A School Year Spent Learning With My Son - 10 lessons, reminders, and takeaways from having my son as a student… https://t.co/Fsc5xG8jaV
6/24
2019
New Post: Just published today. Continue your learning from the #ArcadiaInnovation by learning about the best profe… https://t.co/GHoAyTfjRU
Retweeted by Brian Durst @amyburvall @davidtedu @MrZiebarth @Scotteach @jonsamuelson @JoAnnFoxEDU @jcorippo @korytellers I still play your v… https://t.co/OxAj0w0fcg @davidtedu @MrZiebarth @Scotteach @jonsamuelson @JoAnnFoxEDU @jcorippo @amyburvall @korytellers You’re my Virgil. I… https://t.co/li1OGRcsnR @davidtedu @MrZiebarth @Scotteach @jonsamuelson @JoAnnFoxEDU @jcorippo @amyburvall @korytellers You know it’s going… https://t.co/b95hYBeUmk
6/21
2019
New post-Spark #USMSpark Blogpost How to take your conference (or conference experience) from good to great (as th… https://t.co/1zOsdZJXWq
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6/20
2019
Color code examples to show levels of quality writing. Also anonymous. Great technique! #usmspark #engchat https://t.co/QCapszeJ8H
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6/19
2019
Special thanks to @andreakornowski @mpilakow @DrLWalczak @mdlschteacher for spending the afternoon in my #USMSpark… https://t.co/kJOumoqgURhey, #USMSpark if u enjoyed @USMSpark let the collaboration continue during #edcampMadWi @EdCampMadWI Feb. 1 we wil… https://t.co/xjEges7kgO
Retweeted by Brian DurstThe power of reflective writing & importance of creating headspace @froehlichm #blogging #teachwrite #USMSpark https://t.co/dFb7eRJm4XBuilding culture & trust. “It’s not the thought that counts. It’s the action on the thought that counts. Intentiona… https://t.co/2t5K6noWi5
6/18
2019
Responding to the “old way” argument... “True, but don’t we want our kids to turn out better?” @RaeHughart Great co… https://t.co/h6yIQ3ajNnInspirational keynote & important daily reminder. Thank you, @AngelaMaiers #YouMatter #USMSpark https://t.co/61aIQvlqas
6/17
2019
Bring your lessons to our workshop on Tues at 12:45, then get premium upgrades for #1st5days, effective feedback, f… https://t.co/xwFZFw1CvF
6/15
2019
"[Grades] made me fear failure, rather than to embrace it. They made me unwilling to take risks and be curious. The… https://t.co/v8b9Dm2WRr
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6/13
2019
That end-of-school-year feeling... Final grades posted. Classroom organized. Prepared for checkout. Back for PD tom… https://t.co/SRWVMwaUJd
6/11
2019
Standards-Based Learning in 10 Tweets: A tiny primer that completely oversimplifies a complex (& difficult) shift i… https://t.co/3u9O8Dp4SI
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5/15
2019
Welcome to the 2019 Global Day of Design! The Durstopia “Got Game” Design Challenge has been launched #GDD19… https://t.co/qpT5eqameU
5/6
2019
Didn’t take long for learners to get hooked on @gimkit. They left asking for our next round https://t.co/y2gGqY3rX5
4/30
2019
@Mo_physics @nankr1120 @AnnickRauch @tamaraletter @TaraMartinEDU @AndeleeEspinosa @burgessdave Great post after ano… https://t.co/DX04IjAvJm
3/8
2019
Thank you to @TheOtherMandela for your words of inspiration to all of us at #EdCampELM We can all achieve regardles… https://t.co/ZWlmLwR0QK
Retweeted by Brian Durst#EdCampElm is underway! @DrMonogue and @BGruetzmacher welcome over 300 participants! HUGE shout out to @Mo_physics… https://t.co/Ni2bBauT5C
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3/2
2019
Kudos (& endless tacos) to visionary high school teachers like @davidtedu, @MrZiebarth, @RESP3CTtheGAME & more who… https://t.co/YTxyTkXPYq
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2/25
2019
@KatieBudrow Hi Katie! Great questions!A3 Important for learners to recognize next level criteria for growth but also critical for course-alike teachers t… https://t.co/3fipatYPyr
2/21
2019
@sglass771 @davidtedu @amyburvall @morgetron @MrZiebarth This is great!
2/14
2019
High schoolers enjoying a morning of play! #GSPD2019 has begun https://t.co/QZjsg61t1l
2/6
2019
@posickj Likewise, it’s so valuable for teachers to learn with and from administrators outside the typical school w… https://t.co/5mQ98Sut3UQ from Jay- Why don't more administrators attend EdCamps? We need to learn with and from our teachers! #leadupchat
Retweeted by Brian DurstWhat if schools from 67 Nations stopped everything and played? They will Feb 6th, 2019 ... Global School Play Day!… https://t.co/vDPHDIzgpo
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2/2
2019
A5 Empower learners to (app)Smash Test Prep by creating tutorial videos using @Flipgrid @AdobeSpark @Screencastify… https://t.co/vOsSgJ1wiZA2 Shift the approach & mindset about learning in the classroom. If grades need to be reported, wait until the end… https://t.co/k3lEnfHylxA1 Constantly inspired to stretch my creative thinking by @davidtedu @WickedDecent @amyburvall @JoyKirr… https://t.co/J99aL2p3geBrian, HS ELA in WI. Looking forward to @TheTechRabbi leading #tlap tonight.
1/29
2019
@msvalois Very interesting. I’m in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, similar grading scales are common, so the practice of… https://t.co/WBsxW3lLKqSpecial thanks to @TaraMartinEDU for donating a signed copy of Be REAL to #edcampmadwi. Your voice and compassion a… https://t.co/4ci6KUFy9D
1/27
2019
Getting sketchy at #EdCampMadWI Thanks for a fun session! @HeckAwesome Challenge accepted @JoyKirr https://t.co/UKf0efyPYdLook at this amazing group of educators learning together on Saturday @coach1nnovation @EdCampMadWI #EdCampMadWI https://t.co/RC4MksUblY
Retweeted by Brian DurstOur #eduamazing rock stars! @mrmatera @mrmatera @RESP3CTtheGAME @HeckAwesome @JoyKirr @mrgfactoftheday @posickj… https://t.co/Y1lgtqV0xl
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1/26
2019
Keeping the fire LIT in room 16. Stay warm and enjoy a good read today #engchat #2ndaryela https://t.co/rwHzHbZFbe
1/25
2019
2-Minute Tutorial Videos for #ACT Battle Prep - Juniors are attacking test prep & sharing #ELA tips using @Flipgrid… https://t.co/0FNrQXpc19
1/23
2019
@RESP3CTtheGAME Having just taught this in #apstats : as Ts we are taking samples of Ss work; therefore, we should… https://t.co/JutuBSXOMt
Retweeted by Brian DurstWe continue to make school a numbers game when we base grades on averages & percentage; insist a grading program’s… https://t.co/jB4JQFlmc4Everything we do is communication, so our grading and assessment practices must center on learning and growth. Stud… https://t.co/Gby3maAhIM
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1/18
2019
Annual end-of-semester convo starter: How do you justify what distinguishes 89.7% (B+) from 90% (A-) of learning in… https://t.co/BCBNWdgSl1
1/17
2019
More reasons to be in class tomorrow! #romeoandjuliet #dramaticreenactment #tlap @AdobeSpark #2ndaryela #engchat https://t.co/kfv9ELalpqReasons to be in class tomorrow! #romeoandjuliet #dramaticreenactment #tlap @AdobeSpark #2ndaryela #engchat https://t.co/ocyalOP0mH
1/7
2019
@jmattmiller @AdobeSpark @Savvy_Educator @benforta Shared options for upgrading their Gdoc project using… https://t.co/jrwiaJkBFxIntroduced the wonders of @AdobeSpark to my juniors today. Shoutout to #ditchsummit sessions @jmattmiller… https://t.co/TZFL4GLmBsThe Myth of Buy-In Read more here! https://t.co/Avwzd2U0et https://t.co/k40egQyPNf
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1/3
2018
Thank you for the encouragement, endless support, & friendship! Always a positive voice when I need it most. Happy… https://t.co/eg0b6q70O6
12/27
2018
@davidtedu Immediately thought of you & your recent presentation about engaging students with memes
12/23
2018

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