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August 3rd, 2014

just bought: The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong j.mp/1uZyrsG via @dena_rogers @BrettDOkc

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iReading: Oklahoma PTA president: Time to begin working to make every student’s potential a reality by @JefferyCorbett in @NewsOK

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by daughter of @glennbeck “Why don’t they see you are a DAD too?” cnn.com/video/data/2.0… on @CNN

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HistoricalPics The Tower of London pours 888,246 poppies from a window to honour WWI’s British deaths. Stunning. pic.twitter.com/D7xcHNjHI6

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DenaMarie63 Too funny! pic.twitter.com/uzpD5auc1T

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.@DrMichelleR I used @credly @ about a year ago to create a badge-based Mac basics site goo.gl/YVjh7Y

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@DrMichelleR just learned about you via our chat thanks to @ChrisParadise - I see you’re working w educational badges

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andyvasily @wfryer First time 2 come across . Thx @wfryer Starting my day up here in Nanjing, China. Bring my kids out. Will tune in next time.

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.@andyvasily how cool you were able to join our chat from Nanjing, China! :-)

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.@bmontycds @merkur180 That’s 1 of my fav videos now along with “Moonshot Thinking” youtube.com/watch?v=0uaquG…

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@BrettDOkc glad you could join us, Brett! Keep up the great writing & advocacy work - your voice is vital & so important :-)

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edgeblogger Teachers: You don’t have to be perfect, just be the best version of YOU! wp.me/p3Mfbt-125 pic.twitter.com/JRmUCwn0l1

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@Lsooner2 thanks for joining & following along tonight :-)

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368 Oklahoma educators on Twitter to follow on this list! :-) twitter.com/wfryer/oklahom…

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@laurasbullock you are most welcome - it was a fast hour as always! And I have more books to add to my wish list now :-)

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.@merkur180 YES - that video on Virtual Photo walks is SO inspiring too! youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7a…

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LPralleK Looking for POSITIVE examples of use of social media in the news - seen anything lately?

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Thanks everyone for all your gr8 ideas tonight about “character education!” Please share what you do throughout the year via Twitter

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@dankrutka @EdCampBA yikes it kills me I’m not going to make it - had to do 1 more PD event & I fly back Saturday :-(

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@CordellEhrich @merkur180 yes - building empathy! So important… reminds me of Virtual Photo Walks virtualphotowalks.org

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@dena_rogers @TwyllaHester ok you’re making me laugh out loud now… I can see a video spoof in the making :-)

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A10 this question reminds me of a favorite quotation by @Mariska “Your word is your wand” - relevant to character education!

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Q10 If you had a “character development magic wand,” what would you do?

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@MrP_tchr glad you could join us tonight! And I really enjoyed your recent video on why you blog & use twitter - well done! :-)

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@watersenglish here’s the link to the Student @storychasers Clubs page I helped start a couple years ago goo.gl/ZwDRtk

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Q9 In what ways do some schools waste money & time for PD or programs on character development?

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@MsMensing Sadly we’ve known some “Mrs Chud” teachers thru the years - adult responses to Ss bullying is so important

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@MsMensing oh yes! “Chrysanthemum” is 1 of our family’s all-time fav books for discussing both bullying & teacher responses to it

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@watersenglish Please do! Let me know if you need/want tips/help too -U can setup a separate YouTube channel for free for the videos

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@kennethdward @ChrisParadise @TwyllaHester please see if someone can audio record & share preso by @DrMichelleR this year!

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@BrettDOkc @MrsHime No, that is a role exclusively played by “Grimace” in guest speaking appearances now!

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TeachFromHere Leadership is critical - if leaders show character and expect staff to, then its embedded in bldg fabric

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Q8 How have you or could you use classroom videoconferencing to support character development?

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@watersenglish that’s a gr8 idea - it would be super 2get student journalism students to record & share videos of those grad stories

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.@laurasbullock @MrsHime it would be gr8 if you could get permission to audio record & share @burgessdave & @ronclarkacademy presos!

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ebarnes73 I love all Ron Clark’s books. If used can build the most amazing schools culture.

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Q7 How have you seen guest speakers at school address character development effectively?

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watersenglish @HaselwoodMath @JMSPrincipal This “feel” at a school all starts with LEADERSHIP.

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dena_rogers A6 - Harry Wong - First Days of School - old but good, talks about establishing rapport & procedures

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@BrettDOkc I haven’t read that one yet but need to - I’ve heard it recommended on multiple occasions! thanks for the reminder :-)

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BrettDOkc Read every yr. RT @dena_rogers: A6 - Harry Wong - First Days of School - old but good, talks about establishing rapport & procedures

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A6 I really “class meetings” at the end of each day in “Positive Discipline in the Classroom” by Jane Nelson goo.gl/r0N5pB

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@dena_rogers yes, me too! If anyone hasn’t read “Teach Like a Pirate” by @burgessdave add it to your reading wish list now!

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Q6 What are your favorite books about character development and/or building a respectful classroom culture?

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@JMSPrincipal right. Do you think it’s fairly easy to “feel” whether a school has that kind of culture emphasizing ?

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TwyllaHester @merkur180 Capturing Kids’ Hearts is great for HS. That’s what I taught for years and it was great. Challenge Day was good for HS.

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The reason I’m asking Q5 about “Great Expectations” is b/c @OKCPS spends a LOT of money on it each year… wonder if it’s worth it?

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@angmlittle that is excellent! I would love to see more edu leaders emphasize the use of interactive videoconferencing like that

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@ChrisParadise ooo - I’d like to hear more about that later! @andyvasily

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.@andyvasily I learned about the FREE “Phoster” recently for creating class posters goo.gl/znHfgZ

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@andyvasily I want to create more visuals & “anchor charts” this year to use with my students

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Q5 What is your opinion of the “Great Expectations” character development program for schools?

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@MrsHime that is so awesome. I really hope @sfryer & I can make time to come visit your classroom this year in person

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A4 It could be fun & beneficial 2help teachers in PD sessions create short “quick edit” videos highlighting good character examples

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MT @laurasbullock A4 Show Teachers the Pixar short film “The Birds” youtube.com/watch?v=eqJg3Y…

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@MrsHime yes! I think that is a fantastic way to use videoconferencing in the classroom - have you all done previously?

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A4 MT @TwyllaHester Capturing Kids’ Hearts by Flippen Group. Ah-Maze-ing goo.gl/f4cfRi

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@dougeb00 @andyvasily @JonnyCurriculum I’d love to see those visuals! Would make a good @Pinterest board! :-)

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Q4 What professional development activities are worthwhile to do with teachers on character development?

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.@merkur180 @JMSPrincipal I like @mwesch: “moments of shared vulnerability are the wellspring of empathy” j.mp/1sh4QaE

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@laurasbullock yes - asking students to identify role models & describe character traits they admire is a great activity

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TwyllaHester A3) Everyone is either a victim, perpetrator, bystander, or rescuer. Which one are you & why? Could use it in many situations.

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@JonnyCurriculum good point - “experiences” with what character can & should mean need to precede a writing assignment…

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@JMSPrincipal I agree role playing & encouraging students to take on the perspective of another can be very effective

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A3 Describe how a character in a movie you watched this summer demonstrated good character”

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@MrsVervack I love that idea! What does F.O.R. stand for?

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ebarnes73 A3: would you say you were a better story teller or a better listener? Explain a time that make you think this way.

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@MrP_tchr it means you officially have twitter superpowers & can change your channel ID to “Mr_Incredible” ;-)

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@ChrisParadise @ClassroomChamps @TParks @MrsHime that sounds GREAT! Maybe you all can share a “quick edit video” about it :-)

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dena_rogers A2 - At Monroney we had positive referrals. We (Principals) called parents when students did something good and gave a reward.

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Q3 What are some good writing prompts to use with students about
character development?

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andyvasily @wfryer embed 12 core values within our curriculum. I use these 2 drive learning in bit.ly/1nX5HXP feel free 2 use.

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@andyvasily super - thanks so much! I’ll definitely read that post in more detail later - thanks for sharing it!

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@ChrisParadise it’s wonderful your students get to participate in @ClassroomChamps - are you presenting on that at OTA this year?

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.@CordellEhrich I hadn’t heard of @RachelsChalleng - how is your FOR club setup and run?

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A2 At @IESYukon we do “character counts” -teachers give students a “ticket “for showing good character, later used in prize drawings

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kennethdward A1 I agree w/ @dena_rogers character ed should be a part of the overall school culture as well as some intentional actives.

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A1 MT @LPralleKeehn character education includes “how to be a productive participant in local and global community”

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Q2 What does your school do to promote character development now?

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A1 MT @STLinOK character education = Authentic experiences that allow students to develop “people skills”

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A1 yes - so important! MT @MPSTechnology “being a part of the local and global community” (we need more emphasis on this!)

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A1 MT @merkur180 character education should include “empathy and understanding, respect, patience, kindness”

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.@ChrisParadise I like that: “purposeful, productive and polite citizen”

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yes, please remember to include the letter “A” with the number of the question you are answering tonight :-)

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Q1 What does or should character development in schools mean and include?

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OK we’ll get started w our ?’s - If you want 2refer 2 our list (which we may nor may not complete) it’s here goo.gl/vdEY1M

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Is anyone keeping a list of Oklahoma districts using hashtags? The numbers seem to be growing!

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@JMSPrincipal yes I think that’s a good subtitle for you :-)

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Wes Fryer, grade 4-5 STEM teacher in @YukonDistrict & dad of 3 students in @OKCPS

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Welcome to our tonight on “character education.” Let’s start by sharing intros: Where are you & what are YOUR edu roles in 2014-15?

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@SappingtonTony @EdCampBA ok I’ll look for that email tomorrow - thanks!

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NicoleErin81 we need more political advocates to make sure our politicians understand the facts. This law is scary. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

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@SappingtonTony that is awesome news about @EdCampBA! Can you email me the sponsor logos you want posted on the site?

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SappingtonTony 3 tickets remaining for @EdCampBA Get yours now! !

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chat starts in 10 minutes, please join us! Our topic this evening: “Character education”

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“118 of 998 3rd graders who failed the reading OCCT (state test) were on an IEP and had previously been retained” by @James409Jason

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Our chat on “Character Development” starts in 20 minutes! Join us! Preview our questions: goo.gl/vdEY1M

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James409Jason DOK thinks 656 retained Ss shows RSA law working; read my thoughts here: jasonthecurriculumguy.blogspot.com

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“I felt isolated, lonely; I had no friends, nobody 2talk2. No T to support me…” by @jessejessgreeny in @nzherald nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/articl…

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Lots of “Android users…are in countries where nobody accesses Google Play & R unlikely 2get Android security updatesj.mp/1uZ4h8RyU

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Unlike some gas stations, new TVs in the WalMart checkout line do NOT have a MUTE button..instagram.com/p/rQWj8fOgOy/li

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.@amanda_oneth I just learned you are an educational consultant w @educollabor8ors - awesome!

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educollabor8ors Join us at the for in Edu buff.ly/1s0lLzE Sept. 19-20

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Plz join us tonight at 8 pm CDT for chat on “Character Development” - Our questions will be: Q1 What (cont) tl.gd/n_1s2scp8

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.@Kenya75 the other week I forgot to mention Libsyn is another very good option for podcast hosting libsyn.com/plans-pricing/ (reasonable)

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Hopefully Apple will make it even better: Apple acquires & shutters podcasting app Swell zdnet.com/apple-acquires… pic.twitter.com/CthtQEfrxK

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@DianaLRendina has your summer been mild temperature wise down there?

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@DianaLRendina nice! I saw their promotion using that hashtag here in the Atlanta airport and thought I would give it a shot

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coach57 tonights Chat will be moderated by @wfryer topic is character education

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I’d love to introduce my 3 kids from Oklahoma & wife to the ocean on a beach in Florida-I will tweet a LOT about our trip!

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I’m heading out for my last summer trip, Alabama via Atlanta M-W for @iPadMediaCamp & then Fresno, CA on Fri w @educollabor8ors

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.@HaselwoodMath I just used autoCrat cloudlab.newvisions.org/add-ons/autocr… for the 1st time last week & it was excellent

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@HaselwoodMath please let me know if there are some things you all still have questions about, I may be able to help

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@Kelley123063 @yellingwithlove @MrsMikesell well I certainly wouldn’t want to argue with @SuzeOrmanShow on this :-)

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OklahomaPTA Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States - Education Week ow.ly/zRNe5

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@OklahomaPTA excellent - thanks so much for the speedy clarification! :-)

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@OklahomaPTA it reads “shall be two dollars and seventy-five cents
($2.25) per annum” so I’m confused if it’s 2.75 or 2.25

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@OklahomaPTA I need a clarification on nat’l portion of dues - article 5 section 5 goo.gl/nYzLUc should that be $2.25 or $2.75?

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.@Kelley123063 @yellingwithlove @MrsMikesell our local store provides a 30 day warranty, & have been great w devices we’ve purchased…

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.@Kelley123063 @yellingwithlove @MrsMikesell it’s worth going to used computer stores in your area to check…

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.@Kelley123063 @yellingwithlove @MrsMikesell the last MacBook Air I bought came from a local used computer store, it’s been gr8, much < $$$

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.@KRScienceLady @Sisyphus38 @MrRogersTech I say “it’s hard to be a quality teacher in any system” but some are certainly more supportive…

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.@Sisyphus38 @MrRogersTech @sfryer yes, I agree. Blind faith & trust in the T is not good - engagement & support is. Interesting letter…

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.@Kelley123063 @yellingwithlove @MrsMikesell I absolutely love my MacBookAair laptop tho, it’s my top choice & recc without a doubt

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@Kelley123063 @yellingwithlove @MrsMikesell I agree a is ideal if you want a small, less expensive laptop for & PD

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KelleyKolpitcke Love it! Good questions to keep on hand. MT “@Primary_Ed: 20 Reflective Qs to Help Ss Respond pic.twitter.com/C8Q2vEsaUM

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.@Sisyphus38 @MrRogersTech even this year as we await results for an in-district transfer request next week, it’s “all about the teachers”

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.@Sisyphus38 @MrRogersTech as parents @sfryer & I have found again & again it all DOES come down to the teacher - Ts make such a difference

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.@Sisyphus38 @MrRogersTech Quality learning in schools is dependent on both the school culture & individual teachers

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@HaselwoodMath I saw your request for spreadsheet help yesterday - you working in Excel or Google Sheets?

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MrRogersTech An Open Letter to My Son’s Second Grade Teacher educationrethink.com/2014/07/an-ope…. Every parent should read this!

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Christy_writes Oklahoma City Public Schools to retain 611 third-graders when school starts Monday okne.ws/1uT3XIA

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