Educators are encouraging each other to be courageous as the new school year gets underway in District Administration’s K-12 tweets of the week. Administrators, teachers and other education experts are sharing words of wisdom to help each other meet the challenges ahead.
Let’s go!! 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/YXRXcqta7e
— Dr. A Tracie Brown (@CoachATB) August 7, 2022
Some teachers and instructional coaches are offering guidance to educators as they help students recover academically and emotionally from the ordeals of the pandemic.
Students will never get tired of you saying to them over and over again, "I am proud of you."
— Martin Odima Jr. (@MartinOdimaJr) August 9, 2022
— Kenny McKee, NBCT (@kennycmckee) August 10, 2022
Educators are also banding together around some of the political battles that have intruded on K-12 classrooms, The following tweets are part of a twitter discussion about what teachers can and can’t say in the classroom and what happens when there is pushback.
It would appear that we have the right to freedom of speech, but we are more likely to have to deal with the repercussions of said free speech, more than the average American. #Edchat https://t.co/MtwWNGtRpx
— Shawn Thomas (she/her) (@sgthomas1973) August 9, 2022
The tweets of the week are also taking a deeper dive into the nuts and bolts of the learning process and neuroscience.Many of these insights can be found under the popular #edchat hashtag. One tweet breaks down the cognitive domains of different types of learners while another defines the art and science of “chunking,” which is how the mind divides large pieces of information into smaller units that are easier to retain.
A gift from my clever & talented friend, Kathryn Kallady to help explain the cognitive domains to children, parents, students & teachers. Permission to share & use. https://t.co/MK7DXHC9Zf #twitterEPs #teachertwitter #psychtwitter #psychology #AcademicChatter #schoolpsych #edchat pic.twitter.com/oJjr3D9uNo
— Kelly-Ann Allen, PhD #belonging #schoolbelonging (@drkellyallen) August 10, 2022
The art and science of CHUNKING | Brain Blast
Chunking: “the process by which the mind divides large pieces of info into smaller units (chunks) that are easier to retain in short-term memory.” (Source: APA Dict. of Psyc.)#teacher #instruction #education #k12 #edchat #ukedchat pic.twitter.com/Fz5Z4INd55
— Todd Finley (@finleyt) August 10, 2022
Last week, education Twitter was abuzz with teachers’ and administrators’ hopes and concerns for a more normal school year. Educators prepping for the arrival of students and looking forward to fewer disruptions in 2022-23 are also using the hashtags #edtech, #education, #PBL and #teachertwitter to share their thoughts and ideas.
Educators are also taking to education Twitter to remind their colleagues of some of the essential components of teaching, such as building relationships at #RelationshipsMatter. Relationships also go beyond social-emotional learning. They are crucial across the academic curriculum as teachers can provide more personalized feedback to students, which can lead to more robust discussions.