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I'm a classroom teacher with a ton of #edtech and #atplc expertise. I am also not afraid to talk about uncomfortable things like race and equity and poverty.

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Want to introduce SMART goals to your middle/high school students? Here's a new task in my TpT store that I'm goin… https://t.co/b3ZEjhOdke @PhilipPulley Oooh. I love the phrase "don't domesticate tech to bad pedagogy!" @DaveLance How many of those classes were in the characteristics of meaningful learning experiences? @polonerd You got it. @DaveLance Right. Because the best way to learn how to do it is to read hundreds of pages of documentation release… https://t.co/Va8urMLDSCBut Unite the Right was full of 'very fine people?' How about this: We agree that all extremism is wrong and start… https://t.co/1v8eH84UMaWant to see the politics of masks v. MAGA all in one spot? Read through the replies to the SD governor's Tweet abo… https://t.co/jRjwJMMP3PWell, this is going to be interesting. https://t.co/oV1szMRQKN @PhilipPulley @DavidGeurin Dave's got that right. I first started thinking about tech geeks and teaching geeks at… https://t.co/pn08TnoIgL
8/8
2020
Reading this @dylanwiliam bit in Educational Leadership: The Secret of Effective Feedback - Ed… https://t.co/Tc25SLhdizDear District Leaders: Please don't bury your teachers with hundreds of pages of "guides to remote instruction."… https://t.co/5kkMExBM1Q @DerrickJCameron @thierck @GregJWolcott And I would argue that any teacher who doesn't recognize that relationships… https://t.co/QeyOWkLWQH @corisaas I hope you are well, Friend! @petersonjeffrey You got it. I think we need to always start by talking about teaching and then look for tech that… https://t.co/fQnh2BP8Je(BTW: If this teacher had told me that she was using Bitmoji Classroom to create a sense of belonging and consiste… https://t.co/OKLdI2EWmY(Don't chase new technologies, people. Find technologies that support the classroom practices that you believe in.)Teacher: "Oh -- I don't think that it is going to give me a ton of bang for the instructional buck."Me: "Of all of the steps that you can take to get ready teaching in a Pandemic, where would you rank the "bang for… https://t.co/BmE8PlYwRITeacher: "Hmmm. I'm not sure. Maybe? I think the kids will really like them!"Me: "Will they help you to ensure that more students learn at higher levels in the fall?"Teacher: "They are REALLY cute. I think the kids are going to like them."Me: "Interesting. Why do you like them so much?"Teacher: "Have you seen Bitmoji classrooms, Bill? They are FANTASTIC. Are you going to use them? @StevenKHill It's definitely going to be a wild one. That's why I appreciate school and district level leaders eve… https://t.co/o1izXPOXW7Craft your plan for implementing a blended learning approach that includes both face-to-face and remote teaching ti… https://t.co/TpPE5mYYxo
Retweeted by Bill FerriterReading this: Hybrid Schooling May Be the Most Dangerous Option of All - https://t.co/uUVs0sud1V @DerrickJCameron @thierck @GregJWolcott So, building good relationships isn't a solid instructional practice? Mayb… https://t.co/sEa2xN7aQXThis right here 👇🏻 I would add on that the superstars also recognize that at the root of good instruction are relat… https://t.co/4EOgbf5PiU
Retweeted by Bill FerriterQuality education will always be rooted in great pedagogy. https://t.co/9FpN1ELxWg
Retweeted by Bill Ferriter @plugusin I agree. We are NOT all first year teachers this year. We are still teaching— just in a different medium.… https://t.co/NcE4jhksie
Retweeted by Bill Ferriter @plugusin @jameelynch And as an #edtech administrator, I completely agree with you. No piece of technology ever has… https://t.co/xrEqtEnMi9
Retweeted by Bill Ferriter @mrhgaddis Thanks, Pal. And thanks for all the work you are doing to prepare for next year! I can't imagine the ch… https://t.co/WUAQGW6YBp
8/7
2020
Next year isn't going to be won by the TECH-superstars in our buildings. It's going to be won by the TEACHING supe… https://t.co/VfmaU6x8oe @MsShelbyALE You got it! Independent learners matters most! @MsShelbyALE How'd ya' like that session?!There is hope... https://t.co/Io3AEGRX9q
Retweeted by Bill Ferriter @gw2718 (In some ways, it feels like hope is all we have!) @TheRoyceRussell I would totally try to talk some sense into the kids. This is a moment where they can probably se… https://t.co/jXGtNaOnWI @ballardam Ooof. That didn't take long. @plugusin Day 3-First Positive; Day 4- elementary class quarantined (different positive); Day 6-another positive 😔… https://t.co/SLijgGkk3R
Retweeted by Bill FerriterThe recording for my @edwebnet webinar on Remote Teaching and Learning is available for free, y'all. Here's the li… https://t.co/AV0T0Ktb3EReading this: Schools Will Close Again - https://t.co/52gRUziwwx @JoetteRios @NEISD_PD All y'all NEISD peeps are awesome! Super engaged learners for sure. @AdvancedNeisd @NEISD_PD @TheNeisdAVID So glad you enjoyed the day! My goal is to make people think and help them move forward. @TheRoyceRussell Fingers crossed, Pal. Keep as safe as you can.
8/6
2020
@stumpteacher That was a huge yikes.Former Deputy AG Sally Yates tells Senator John Kennedy, "I don't despise anyone." But she says of Trump, "I don't… https://t.co/8eGCDfsSiC
Retweeted by Bill FerriterReading this: Georgia School Reopening Photo Worse Than It Appears - https://t.co/s0u5NOdUhPHis response was always, "It is what it is, Bill." That makes me really sad. It's why Elizabeth Warren's work has… https://t.co/GIXEVA2D3XI remember talking with my dad about all the tricks that the rich use to get richer. Things like this sketchy Koda… https://t.co/YBFU4YShN8 @cheslockschimps @MsShelbyALE https://t.co/JsNct3WvGJReminder - Our Remote Learning Virtual Institute begins on August 17th with @thierck @KatieWhite426 @TomSchimmerhttps://t.co/fRiGaOXSDt
Retweeted by Bill Ferriter @MsShelbyALE Hope your day was a good one, Shelby! @gret_salinas @NEISD_PD @TheNeisdAVID @AdvancedNeisd I sure hope it is useful for all y'all! I never want to be the "bad PD guy." 😆 @phenomenalGP Best bit on grading I've seen in a long, long time. Definitely an easy strategy to implement with HUGE bang for the buck. @HenriMcAlister @awelder Ooof. @shareski The question that raises in my mind is one of equity. I haven't looked at the demographic breakdowns, bu… https://t.co/0BBsmxAnjy @shareski Hey Pal. We had STUNNING numbers choose that option. 51% of of families chose remote learning for the e… https://t.co/Eia0R85QdEStill one of my favorite examples of meaningful feedback in action: Highlighting Mistakes: A Grading Strategy… https://t.co/mFFulWkhy2 @ChrisWejr Ferls played for us last year. He walks that line between scrappy and dirty! Should be interesting to se… https://t.co/KiFQnVNbWhAgreed. https://t.co/VNNXhMyoWbHow'd ya like that, Don Cherry! #takewarning https://t.co/Iwouw1f1FD @SalemBosh @DrRossPerkins @pcaggia @MsHaynieScience Wow. Like, Wow. That Aho goal?! @ChrisWejr Oh my, Old Friend. It has been a great few periods so far. That Aho goal was NUTS. Pulling for you fella… https://t.co/YWzYRNJSjI @curriculumblog Every. Single. Time. @ParscaleG And funny, too!Did anyone else see that save?! @DrRossPerkins @SalemBosh @pcaggia @MsHaynieScience @DrRossPerkins @Canes Hard not to root for those guys! Such a grind group. I love 'em!)Hey @Canes sponsors: I won't see any of your commercials tonight because I am watching John Forslund on NBC. (Hey… https://t.co/2IWfOODP3J
8/5
2020
@Smallresistance It made me laugh out loud!My daughter: "You say, 'It is what it is' when you drop your ice cream or something. Not when lots of people are dy… https://t.co/b2BYcOfq4zPeople can see through this, can't they? Vote by Mail is fraud in some states but not in Florida - where the GOP re… https://t.co/wpcs7FhBxWIt is impossible to develop students who can "adjust their current learning tactics" based on evidence gathered fro… https://t.co/2VNq0ok2ua @cathyhinojosa @NEISDCurriculum @NEISD_SecEd I REALLY hope it was worth your teachers' time! I know how valuable that is right now! @BrigLeane @lcruzconsulting @NEISD_PD They are LEGIT, Pal! You are lucky to work with them. @WeTeachKSAT_CTE @SolutionTree I'm so happy that it was worthwhile!Hey @lcruzconsulting and @BrigLeane : I'm with your friends in @NEISD_PD today! What a terrific group of people.… https://t.co/wFOmXCrLlBEveryone is loving @plugusin's new book. Don't forget to add this resource to your back-to-school list (Read more:… https://t.co/lv8cEeuCKO
Retweeted by Bill Ferriter @JoetteRios @NEISD_PD @NEISD_SecEd @NEISDCurriculum SWEET! Super glad and grateful for the feedback. @cheslockschimps @cathyhinojosa @NEISDCurriculum @EPEagles129 Glad you dug that quote, Liz! It gives me chills every time I see it. @maestrabaltazar @NEISD_PD I'm so happy that they looked useful to you, Mayra! I don't ever want to be the bad PD guy. @newfrontier21 It was frightening, Pal. Totally frightening. @JoetteRios @NEISD_PD @NEISD_SecEd @NEISDCurriculum Hope that I didn't let you down! @JoetteRios @NEISD_PD @NEISD_SecEd @NEISDCurriculum @sguerr7 @ggraha_graham @AdvancedNeisd I like the Zombies, too!… https://t.co/8IQtRRG56VThis would make for a good lesson in high school classes on both statistics and on the use of statistics to support… https://t.co/XN75TgR1s5 @TheRoyceRussell It feels kind of nuts to me. I think we have already established that masks work. I also think w… https://t.co/LN6aLXZ4WxReading this: Round-Up Of Schools, Camps, And Daycares With COVID-19 Outbreaks - https://t.co/uMITwnIOHh
8/4
2020
Reading this: Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp -… https://t.co/JBotvZGQ23Hey Canada 🇨🇦 Join @thierck @KatieWhite426 @TomSchimmer @power58karen @Heart_Coleman @plugusin @Regina_Owens for t… https://t.co/tjP35gHERh
Retweeted by Bill Ferriter @realDonaldTrump Then it sounds like we need to invest in the Post Office! You support that, right? Given how imp… https://t.co/Q4d1ZHM1y8 @plugusin This is a TREMENDOUS resource that all schools engaged in the PLC Process should consider a MUST HAVE res… https://t.co/GcWSLsU02p
Retweeted by Bill FerriterWant to learn more about how to explicitly structure the work of your collaborative team? Give my newest book - Th… https://t.co/4pibBFXldG @ballardam That is an important reminder for people: COVID-19 isn't just an urban community problem.Hey NC Peeps: Want to know more about Absentee Voting in North Carolina? Here are the details. ALL voters are el… https://t.co/uVfxcFphSrReading this: Schools Aren't Going to Reopen This Fall - https://t.co/n1VoDDO5eg
8/3
2020
@JeanMarcDupont7 The goals the Flyers scored were legit!"A commitment to high levels of learning in a school does not start when the adults agree to it. A commitment to h… https://t.co/TWV07ttPoq @JeanMarcDupont7 : Enjoy the game today, Pal!One of the folks in my network asked me what the title of the book that I am writing with @ctimbrown is going to be… https://t.co/8cPdcgeISBReading this: On the First Day of School, an Indiana Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus - https://t.co/OhGQ8NZK1T
8/2
2020

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