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I'm a full time classroom teacher with a ton of #edtech and #atplc expertise.

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Just whipped up a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning task asking students to compare the spread of viruses to the spread of v… https://t.co/dfrYbzupbl
12/15
2019
Here's the thing:  Our kids AREN'T accomplished learners yet.  We need to teach them how to evaluate the quality of… https://t.co/PHazMi5pPDChecking out this bit on antibiotic resistance: What causes antibiotic resistance? - https://t.co/Zncov7YEoEhttps://t.co/brrJtiigHw
12/14
2019
Teachers, what do you do to take care of yourself and prevent burning out from compassion fatigue/secondary traumat… https://t.co/tpGo5bW6fu
Retweeted by Bill FerriterAn oldie-but-a-goodie from the Radical Archives: Are Grades Utterly Useless? https://t.co/IBVrh9QoDfThis Atlantic bit on the inherent racism behind the NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick has me thinking this mornin… https://t.co/BXpc5IE3qN @Philip_Cummings Come on... she's annoyed with me now! It's a tween thing, right? 😂From the Radical Archives: My Kid’s Bedroom is Proof that Feedback > Grading. https://t.co/UxDBy3L8yo https://t.co/bSs2CEtQMj @mikedanilson @ctimbrown I'll shoot you a few ideas this weekend, Pal!
12/13
2019
Great find and share from Dean, y'all. https://t.co/EoashvGiZa @Bailey4learning Yup!Common formative assessments are fundamental to the work of professional learning teams. It is impossible to relent… https://t.co/HgEHsCBaOH
12/12
2019
Proposed Amendment to Christmas Policy: Any driver still staring at their phone when the red light turns green - th… https://t.co/Ot7HJYjZUu @GwenPauloski And Menzel...the photographer of Material World...did another book called What the World Eats that's great, too. @GwenPauloski This one is great too. Bedrooms around the world. https://t.co/wYXOEwTDG4Working to unpack learning standards? Remember to write your learning targets in student-friendly language so that… https://t.co/xGLZDPAbev @GwenPauloski Yup. Material World was a great book. I still have lots of copies of that on my bookshelf!Funny reading this the day after ol' @DanForestNC sent a letter to every teacher in North Carolina touting all that… https://t.co/dGx4wvmp1m
12/11
2019
Reading this: Conservative attorney group slams Trump's AG: "Bill Barr has grossly mischaracterized and subverted"… https://t.co/bdSHdJt7Fi @ForeverBike89 Me too! It was no goal. 😁This is an awesome look inside the lives of 18 families from around the world. My students are going to dig checki… https://t.co/ENsqtzllxmOl' Dougie is ranked 24 in winning percentage for active NFL coaches. Right behind Adam Gase -- fired coach of MIA.… https://t.co/mPEGyP54AvDoug Marrone has 2 winning seasons as a head coach in the NFL. Career winning percentage of .443. Winning percent… https://t.co/tOFBv0gXtCI like the distinction drawn between Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's DoK outlined in this article: What EXACTLY Is Dep… https://t.co/k62YuUNTY9
12/10
2019
@wmchamberlain All that to say, a person isn't credible because of the position that they are in or the experience… https://t.co/CwESYlmAup @wmchamberlain But the colleague that left fifteen years ago because "she was passionate about finding ways to crea… https://t.co/7wkdcllXzM @wmchamberlain It depends on the reason that you left the classroom. The colleague that I had who "finally found a… https://t.co/NyNFLCBDIbSolving conflicts depends on finding areas where you agree with your colleagues, not on pointing out all the places… https://t.co/nEG2Wc2p9gConflict is an unavoidable by-product of collaboration between professionals who are passionate about their work. T… https://t.co/91KprqSgp2
12/9
2019
Glad you guys in #DUUUVAL Nation decided to keep ol' Dougie Marrone for a few more weeks! Gives him more chances t… https://t.co/TyPCsdvsO7#GoBills , Amirite? https://t.co/vNUyxPRKO9 @DavidGeurin You got it, Pal. And how could we blame them? If you never experience success, what's the point of trying.Hey @pcaggia. The $100,000 banana has been eaten. 😂 https://t.co/n5szPR5FIT"When educators recognize that people only think deeply about things they care about, it becomes clear that asking… https://t.co/HEVzBwh6Ac"Whether it is watching television, ordering products, or listening to music, we are all used to and expect persona… https://t.co/0lwEouZMhcNew bit on the Radical: “Gaining a Reputation as a Learner.” https://t.co/N8VNPBcLMB https://t.co/AFP1NSXaDBCollaborative teams are constantly making shared decisions. In order to facilitate this decision making, they also… https://t.co/fA4bPqga9u
12/8
2019
@MJAkin_IC I always value @WestsideWeichel 's ideas. He's a bright guy indeed! @ForeverBike89 Yup. That's heartbreaking. When I've been in those spots, I've found a few like-minded peers and tri… https://t.co/IswbWKSznm"It is our job as professional educators to give all students an intentional and engaging learning plan."… https://t.co/aVeJUqqipq"In our experience, question 4 students who aren’t being challenged or given additional opportunities typically jus… https://t.co/y52KnRKUp6 @shareski That made me smile, Pal! Thanks for sharing.... @ForeverBike89 Sounds like your group isn't using norms correctly! Norms should never result in a "majority/minori… https://t.co/hIj9BytpUd @lynhilt There's a lot to that, Lyn. I think that, in many places, PLCs have been done poorly because we think tha… https://t.co/4VYkBDJUbq @bo_PLC Thanks for the kind words, Bo! I like that one, too!Distributed decision making does not mean a blank check, and it does not mean school leaders have to agree with eve… https://t.co/TU1DCPXEMp
Retweeted by Bill FerriterDeveloping a clear set of norms is essential for ensuring that a group functions in a way that meets the individual… https://t.co/SankX4j4O3High-performing collaborative teams leave nothing about strengthening collegial behaviors to chance. Instead, they… https://t.co/VLs57cFck1
12/7
2019
"Administrators should also transition teams from referring to “intervention” time to instead using “intervention a… https://t.co/gzY0WSYriy"The widespread attitude toward question 4—that proficient students have learned enough or do not need the teacher’… https://t.co/mwbBZEwi6JFor collegial teachers, relationships are more than personal. They are powerful tools for building pedagogical capacity. #atplc @harbold_roy @mraspinall Thanks for the kind words, Roy! Glad that my content resonates with you.“The nature of the relationships among the adults within a school has a greater influence on the character and qual… https://t.co/K2THBb55tZ
12/6
2019
@cerkens Glad you dug that, Pal! It resonated with me, too. I wish people remembered that it is all about collect… https://t.co/UnuT2antnVA pretty big writing style change, y'all: Welcome, singular “they” https://t.co/U5GVQvrkxh https://t.co/KBErBpQq33This matters, y'all. Like times a million. #atplc (cc: @newfrontier21 @mikemattos65 ) https://t.co/4gcTQYJSrE @wmchamberlain @shareski I'm totally making this!
12/5
2019
@JruheJ I'm straight jazzed to be included! Particularly given how passionate I am about that particular presentat… https://t.co/TcU9IfJziH @wmchamberlain @shareski Send me a head shot, Pal. I'll make that slide for you! @mr_hayes @SolutionTree https://t.co/xcJRhmf2Rh @beiting @SolutionTree Suh-weet! Super grateful to all y'all... @DrGreeney You got it. And it's the professionally energizing part of our work, too. @mr_hayes @SolutionTree Hope you dug them! @ICDaniSanchez @SolutionTree Glad you dug it! It's certainly something I am passionate about."More of the same work is not an extension. It never has been, and it never will be." https://t.co/D7t12ByKyz https://t.co/Lqgazspw7VThis is an important read, y'all: That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It -… https://t.co/lXla5N4HnVWhen teams develop the skills necessary to engage in ongoing cycles of collective inquiry around the impact that th… https://t.co/bRfYYKGGBK
12/4
2019
Just found out that @SolutionTree has added a bunch of clips from one of my student self-assessment breakout presen… https://t.co/2DRz3USRB0 @bo_PLC Nope. Not "learning from," Bo. "Learning alongside!" It's symbiotic!A reminder for #atplc nation: Remember that any decision that your team makes or conclusion that your team draws c… https://t.co/ACXaCI4mol @hatcherelli @ian_doktor @courosa The good news is that people will be happy with your attempt either way AND eithe… https://t.co/fcJSuh2jw3 @hatcherelli @ian_doktor @courosa Only difference from Alec's is I included the location of 3M's corporate headquar… https://t.co/79ndrXedgk @hatcherelli @ian_doktor @courosa Alec is right. When you get a weird one like this, there's no official format.… https://t.co/hcUbuI55bqSome important reminders worth sharing with students from @DavidGeurin - Three Myths About Kindness… https://t.co/tAhcBDR9JC
12/3
2019
Working interdependently to study practice depends on every member of a team teaching roughly the same content/skil… https://t.co/4DybwyuSeXA really important read from the Radical Archives: “We Have a Life Besides School.” https://t.co/Z6ZDHRxpSo
12/2
2019
Checking out this @gcouros bit: The Feedback of Failure - https://t.co/bzpsK4ssj8 https://t.co/mmeyCZxjlTThis is an older read, but it resonates with me: Why Paper Is the Real ‘Killer App’ - https://t.co/cD0AYPwOla https://t.co/JyC8FAjA2f
12/1
2019
@mrjstrand Times a billion. It hits me every now and then. The sense of loss is still raw. @sshainfeld @Winslost @edifiedlistener @TheWeirdTeacher @SolutionTree Glad you are back! There's something amazing… https://t.co/6P605V1a6OHey Bill, this one resonates as we have a four day weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving. My HS daughter is sitting h… https://t.co/Pe1m859TKw
Retweeted by Bill FerriterMy friend and mentor Rick DuFour used to argue that working together doesn’t improve teaching and learning. Doing t… https://t.co/XSnW6dZVVg @Winslost @edifiedlistener @TheWeirdTeacher @SolutionTree Thanks for the kind words! I am proud to still be a full… https://t.co/13gbLJyfFGA really important reminder from my students: “We Have a Life Besides School.” https://t.co/4a63pKFhDD
11/30
2019
Brilliance from Rosa, y'all. https://t.co/Ho2GH62cy2 @seeking_summit @Canes Enter the code blackfriday when selecting seats. That did the trick for me. @AllisonHouck That just made me smile, Mrs. H. Please tell that kid that I miss her and hope she is doing great! @KevinLillisJr That was fun to watch, right Mr. L! I loved it.Vulnerability and intellectual humility, traits essential to anyone interested in learning from their peers, requir… https://t.co/XcIuAL3olYAll y'all enjoy my #gobills today?! Proving doubters wrong.
11/29
2019
This bit is over a decade old, but it is totally worth your time: What is Self-Efficacy? https://t.co/yxhYhQbD6M https://t.co/cF8uV6QeWK @alicemercer Yup.Resolving a conflict starts by reminding ourselves that our peers are worthy of our respect, not opponents who we need to defeat. #atplc
11/28
2019
It's hard for me to believe that the President of the United States is posting stuff like this, y'all. https://t.co/kqLy4zGRGdHockey is for everyone, huh @NHL? If so, why is Bill Peters one of only 31 people who get to be head coaches -- an… https://t.co/gE3MtNnho0 @AlanGratz This is the Baby Shark book, right? Can't wait! 😂Remember that you should be able to complete most collaborative tasks in no more than sixty minutes. Why? Because s… https://t.co/OLoO9JxJp4 @PhilipPulley You got it, Pal. Meaningful learning looks the same regardless of the age of the learner.So you know those resisters in your #atplc school? They need the answers to three questions: Why This? Why Now?… https://t.co/Fo563fkVzH @TerryAukeman @ClaudioZavalaJr @TanyaAvrith @jmattmiller @plugusin @spencerideas @ajjuliani We are so close to our… https://t.co/evAGd5Rx7f
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11/27
2019

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