6 tweets of the week: Tips on tackling the biggest issues in education

There are no signs that diversity, inclusion and censorship will fall off the list of the biggest issues in education. These pressing topics are front and center on education Twitter this week as the school year gets underway amidst a resurgence in the national culture wars.

First, @kurtsenior_, the 2022 National Teacher of the Year, is focused on ensuring that all of his students can see themselves in their curriculum. He also shared a YouTube discussion about how teachers are covering a key—and sometimes misunderstood—part of U.S. history

Eric Hale—the 2021 Texas State Teacher of the Year and the 2020 Urban School Teacher of the Year—is also reflecting on U.S. history. His Tweet, about desegregation heroine Ruby Bridges, sparked a discussion about antiracism and social justice in public schools.

Others are offering thoughts on the attempts to ban books from district libraries and communities and educators’ role in challenging students intellectually.

Beyond the more emotionally-charged topics, funding also remains one of the biggest issues in education. Administrators such as @conley4kids in Tennessee recognized the impact federal COVID relief funds are having on ed-tech in classrooms.

Another ed-tech issue is digital citizenship, which is now one of the biggest issues in education for many educators. @TeachMrReed is sharing tips for how to have civil and respectful discussions online.

Finally, some advice about your vision for school improvement and innovation:

Last week’s “tweets of the week

In last week’s “tweets of the week,” educators marked some historic moments: Lupita Hinojosa, a former 2nd-grade bilingual teacher, is beginning the year as the first Hispanic female superintendent at Spring ISD in Houston. Many also celebrated new learning opportunities such as the opening of one district’s first all-boys school. But there were also some warnings about teachers already feeling fatigued early this school year as the challenges of the pandemic persist.

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Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick is a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

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