Before this school year started I did a session on using Twitter. Some of the teachers that attended have really taken to using Twitter and have done a lot with it throughout this school year so far. Others, though, for various reasons, have been a little more reluctant to take advantage of it. It’s also no secret how many of my teachers feel about some of the professional development opportunities that have been forcefully made available to them in previous years. In many instances, I feel the same way as they do. That’s what is so great about Twitter. It puts the teachers in control of their own professional development through the connections they individually make.
As a principal, my main job is to make sure that the teachers are effective in the classroom. Effective instruction is the best way to increase student achievement. Each one of my teachers has a unique set of abilities that helps them to be effective in the classroom; however, each one of them also needs improvement. We all do! Those teachers who think they don’t ever need to improve should get out of this profession!! I’m extremely lucky. I have a great group of teachers at my school that are willing to do whatever they can to make themselves better.
As a principal, another part of my job is to get my teachers the tools they need to be effective in the classroom. This is where I am asking for your help. I want to help my teachers make connections with other teachers. In turn, they can meet other teachers who have the same passion for learning and self-improvement. In turn, they can learn something new that they can use in their classes. In turn, they can become better teachers and have more effective instruction.
Here is a list of my teacher’s Twitter handles:
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS||
|Soper, Ze Ze||@ZeZeSoper|
Anderson, Anthony —Band
|Clawson, Rita — Art||@RitaClawson|
|Coleman, Johnny — Ag||@JohnnyColeman16|
|Jones, Roger — Ag||@RogerJones2009|
|Evelyn Nieves — Spanish||@nievesetu|
|Mock, Amy — Family and Consumer Science||@AmyMockL|
|Rogers, Jennifer — Technology||@rogersjochs|
|Heflin, Nathan — Assistant Principal||@NathanHeflin|
If you are interested in making connections with them, please send them a message. Post a link to an article and include their twitter handle. Invite them to a chat. Read their blogs and send them the link to yours. Give their Twitter Handles to other teachers. Re-Post this blog.
I appreciate your willingness to help me help my teachers.
Have fun making new connections!