Tweets of the week: Sharing words of wisdom for the new school year

Educators are banding together around the political battles that have intruded on K-12 classrooms.

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.

Some teachers and instructional coaches are offering guidance to educators as they help students recover academically and emotionally from the ordeals of the pandemic.

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.

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.

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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.

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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