During the MSNBC Teacher Town Hall on September 25, 2010, Van Meter superintendent of schools and #edchat enthusiast John Carver (@johnccarver) had the idea of asking, “What’s Working?” on Twitter. ACPS teacher Paula White (@paulawhite) suggested that we all go write a blog about what’s working in education, and share our stories with the hashtag #educationnation.
See below for these blogs of hope (more will be added as they are posted under the hashtag #educationnation):
- @AngelaMaiers on the power and positivity in sharing our experiences
- @ellsbeth on instructional coaches, collaboration time, and student choice
- @johntspencer on the role of humility in professional growth and reform
- @mlandahl on building a building culture
- @mrswestman on the ties between family, open doors, and collaboration
- @njsauers Top 10 List of What’s Working in Education
- @paulawhite on the importance of conversation to land on a common language in describing our practice
- @smapplegate on teaching students and teachers to recognize bias when they see it and respond accordingly
- @SMKohl on time for collaboration, working together to serve our students
- @ssandifer on the dedication of public school teachers to their development
- @tborash on making practice public (within a school, a division, and across the nation)
- @teacherho’s dedication to working with students and other teachers in dialogue to improve my craft
- @wingfriend on building relationships that foster learning
In Made to Stick, Chip & Dan Heath write that stories have the power to get people to act. Some stories help us know how to act in a situation, while others inspire us with energy to act. What are your stories? Please share them over the hashtag #educationnation, as these stories will help all of us, our colleagues, and our communities take the steps we need to take right now.