#MichED Chat: 2/19/14 "Positive Change in Schools"

  1. A1 Influence is something most educators, students & parents unfortunately do not have in determining educational policy. #miched
  2. A1: Influence causes change. If it is positive influence, then there should be some sort of positive change! #miched
  3. @MarkHess98 Love it! I think the idea of lasting influence is so important. #miched
  4. A1: influence? I think the best way to be a positive influence is to lead by example. Walk the walk. #MichEd
  5. BOOM! MT @cybraryman1: A1 Influence is something most edus, Ss & parents unfortunately do not have in determining education policy. #miched
  6. Michele, DI Specialist from Swartz Creek. I could eat cereal for breakfast, lunch & dinner! #fruitypebbles #michED
  7. A1: To positively influence others means to encourage, listen, guide, and help towards goal without JUDGEMENT #miched
  8. @twhitford I saw your Google + stuff. Good for you to get out front! #michED
  9. @chip122772 Absolutely. In order to positively influence there has to be a commitment to walking the walk. #miched
  10. Positive influence is what sways people to do things of their choosing based on a positives model #MichEd
  11. Agree. RT“@chip122772: A1: influence? I think the best way to be a positive influence is to lead by example. Walk the walk. #MichEd
  12. @kithard I look at those who have influenced me...some I haven't seen in 30 years, yet their influence is lasting. #MichEd
  13. @thenerdyteacher The legend! Thanks for joining the convo Nick. Q1 just posted. #michED
  14. A1: For me, positive influence has something to do with being effectively subtle. Not an in your face thing. #miched
  15. @twhitford Keep up the good work TOM! Wisconsin is luck to have you! #miched
  16. Tom, K-5 Principal of 3 Elementary Schools in Tomah, WI. Proud Timberwolf & Passionate Lead Learner trying help Ts work their magic #MichEd
  17. A1 to challenge others thinking in a way that makes them behave differently #MichEd
  18. #miched A1 - IMO “influence” = leading by example in a way that inspires others to act.
  19. #michED - A1 Modeling is key. We do it for students and it is possible to even model for admins.
  20. #michED - A1 Modeling is key. We do it for students and it is possible to even model for admins.
  21. A1 Every time we interact w someone, we have an influence. We determine, through our words & actions if it will be pos or neg #MichEd
  22. A1 Many times you don't realize the positive influence you have on students until years later when they thank you for what you did. #miched
  23. A1 Many times you don't realize the positive influence you have on students until years later when they thank you for what you did. #miched
  24. A1 Many times you don't realize the positive influence you have on students until years later when they thank you for what you did. #miched
  25. A1 Many times you don't realize the positive influence you have on students until years later when they thank you for what you did. #miched
  26. A1 Many times you don't realize the positive influence you have on students until years later when they thank you for what you did. #miched
  27. A1: influence.. Positive Influence for my 1st graders starts by building a community where each S feels safe and respected. #MichEd
  28. #MichEd A1: Influence most easily gained by Modeling what you want to see in others. Model, Model, Model and serve where you can.
  29. A1: To influence someone is to understand what they want to achieve, and help them obtain it. #michED
  30. #MichEd A1: Influence most easily gained by Modeling what you want to see in others. Model, Model, Model and serve where you can.
  31. Positive influence would be impossible without effective time spent on relationships! #miched
  32. Welcome @jenladd Way to be brave! I see @mrsmcfadd & I have had a positive influence on you! #miched
  33. A1: Because we do have the power to influence students--we must make sure to use our powers for good and not evil. :) #miched
  34. @jenladd @gaviagirl Welcome Jennifer. #michED Conversation moves fast, don't try to read every tweet.
  35. #MichEd A1. Before influencing you must first build a rapport.
  36. Q2: What are some simple ways educators can positively influence each other. How about students? Is there a difference? #miched
  37. Q2: What are some simple ways educators can positively influence each other. How about students? Is there a difference? #miched
  38. Positive influence can also be little by little. Drip, drip, drip, watch the flowers grow! #Miched
  39. @DerekBraman Q1: How do you define influence. What does it mean to positively influence others? #michED
  40. A2: Influence others by MODELING, sharing positives instead of negatives is a great way to start!! #miched
  41. I can think of people who influenced me by showing new paths to similar goals. New ways of thinking is influence. #MichEd
  42. #MichEd A2: Providing time for collaboration is essential for building trust and developing influence. Harder without F2F time
  43. A little late. Hi, I'm Carl. I'm the Elementary Principal for the St. Louis Schools #MichEd
  44. Arriving late-Amy from St. Joseph. Definitely agree that positive influence begins with developing relationships. #MichEd
  45. A1: To influence someone for me means to challenge them to grow, to take what they're doing to a higher level #michED
  46. Q2: positive reinforcement. Subtle suggestions. Guided questions to change a mindset. #michED
  47. A1 Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness have the longest lasting influences! Unfortunately, the opposite is also true! #bekind #MichEd
  48. #MichEd A2: When we work together on common causes, influence is developed thru sharing of knowledge & experience
  49. A2 I'm not sure that there is a diff between positively influencing colleagues or students. It starts by building relationships. #michED
  50. A2: To positively influence staff and students start by showing you care about their success!! Both are influenced the same way! #miched
  51. A2: Yes - diff. in influencing Ss & Tch. For Tch, slow but steady. Keep encouraging, point out positives, give advice when they ask. #miched
  52. A2: Model positive behaviors & actions that can be emulated by others. Build a community of positive-interdependence #michED
  53. #miched A2 - I think one of the best ways to positively influence others is to share freely. No “I paid my dues and so do you” attitudes
  54. #miched A2 - I think one of the best ways to positively influence others is to share freely. No “I paid my dues and so do you” attitudes
  55. A2 I'm also positively influenced when a colleague I respect gives me honest, specific, timely feedback. This helps me grow. #michED
  56. A2 I'm also positively influenced when a colleague I respect gives me honest, specific, timely feedback. This helps me grow. #michED
  57. #MichEd A2: We have included Active Listening in our norms that are reviewed at each meeting. Being a listener is essential to trust
  58. A2 a little late: Kind words go a long way towards positive influence and encouragement #miched
  59. @MarkHess98: @BillK76 Far more good happens and we should celebrate and communicate. #MichEd” Amen! Let's focus on what's right.
  60. A2: Start something. Invite others. (Shameless plug:  http://tinyurl.com/empathybook  but one for MAJOR influence.) #MichEd #forgiveme #engchat
  61. @twhitford I like that you've established Active Listening as a norm. Great example. #miched
  62. @lindseycboyle Yes! Something as simple as encouragement has such a lasting impact. #MichEd
  63. @DerekBraman Feedback must be open and honest. You must have trusting relationship for this to happen #MichEd
  64. A2: Simply giving positive feedback to a colleague can be a huge influence on their day. #miched
  65. #MichEd A2: We also share weekly "Kudos" with each other. Pats on the back are essential to teamwork & trust.
  66. #MichEd - Listening is a great way to make a pos difference in schools. Listening will encourage others to return the favor. A2
  67. @MicheleCorbat Yes! And this is exactly what we need to give Ss. Timely, descriptive feedback to help them grow. #MichEd
  68. @snydesn2 Do u have 2 have a relationship to positively influence? Can't there 2 influence through writing, where they nevr meet u? #miched
  69. @kithard Man, I LOVE this. It can be so simple. Perhaps influence means changing atmosphere, in part. #michED
  70. #MichEd A2 Show adults and s's empathy when appropriate.
  71. A2-"It's not our job to entertain Ss. It's our job to show them that we love what we do"-Rushton Hurley-Influence Ss by our actions.#MichEd
  72. A2-"It's not our job to entertain Ss. It's our job to show them that we love what we do"-Rushton Hurley-Influence Ss by our actions.#MichEd
  73. #MichEd To inspire T's you gotta be open and share all your successes but without the know -it- all attitude. Trust/love must be there.
  74. @twhitford Completely agree. Teaching listening skills,both active and passive is so important to building community & relationships #miched
  75. @twhitford Completely agree. Teaching listening skills,both active and passive is so important to building community & relationships #miched
  76. @kithard Paraphrasing is a great tool. You must truly listen to be good at this. #miched
  77. @kithard Paraphrasing is a great tool. You must truly listen to be good at this. #miched
  78. #MichEd When people feel like they R listened to, respected, appreciated, we can face our duties as strategies to be improved, not personal
  79. #MichEd When people feel like they R listened to, respected, appreciated, we can face our duties as strategies to be improved, not personal
  80. @runfardvs @michEDchat YES! Love the share freely. Need to promote culture of sharing which then promotes a positive attitude. #MichEd
  81. @thenerdyteacher Listening to all voices is key! Trying to put yourself in other's shoes, even those you disagree with helps #michED
  82. A positive change for students can simply be giving them something to look forward to. #AfterSchoolClubs #Activities #michED
  83. A positive change for students can simply be giving them something to look forward to. #AfterSchoolClubs #Activities #michED
  84. @DavidTheune Atmoshpere is a wonderful word for framing positive influence. Let's change the atmosphere together! #miched
  85. @TracyEvans9844 absolutely! Critical feedback is important, a relationship helps keep it focused I think. #miched
  86. A2 Keeping your door open, sharing your successes, & your failures. Offering to help, and being wiling to listen~ works for Ts & Ss #michED
  87. A2 Keeping your door open, sharing your successes, & your failures. Offering to help, and being wiling to listen~ works for Ts & Ss #michED
  88. @TracyEvans9844 @DerekBraman agreed, a trusting relationship focused on common goals and values. #MichED
  89. @Mrs_Gwilt @snydesn2 I think it's possible. F2F is special, but it's possible without it...messages of encouragement go a long way #miched
  90. #miched Strive to have a positive influence on every Student each day. We may be the best part of it for some Ss.
  91. @BushjMS Good evening! Doing #miched on the iPad is a bit difficult but I'm making it work
  92. A2 staying positive when it is easy to be negative. Helps others from jumping on the negative bus and rise above it. #miched
  93. @kithard @benjamingilpin #miched I think letting people knw u care and building a trust foundation is crucial for positivity
  94. @blocht574 Well put Todd. Everyone wants to look forward to something. #michED
  95. @joannavrteaches Good qst. Influence actually leads to change & that person guides? Inspire-more self-driven after seeing idea? #miched
  96. #MichEd I'm inspired everyday by my PLN here & I've never met any of y'all F2F. But I trust your opinions and know you are here to help.
  97. #MichEd I'm inspired everyday by my PLN here & I've never met any of y'all F2F. But I trust your opinions and know you are here to help.
  98. #MichEd I'm inspired everyday by my PLN here & I've never met any of y'all F2F. But I trust your opinions and know you are here to help.
  99. #MichEd I'm inspired everyday by my PLN here & I've never met any of y'all F2F. But I trust your opinions and know you are here to help.
  100. #MichEd We have gotten to a place in Edu, where we are having to conquer fear, so that we can feel safe in growing & learning & taking risks
  101. #MichEd We have gotten to a place in Edu, where we are having to conquer fear, so that we can feel safe in growing & learning & taking risks
  102. #MichEd We have gotten to a place in Edu, where we are having to conquer fear, so that we can feel safe in growing & learning & taking risks
  103. @kithard We talk a lot about the 7 Habits~ listening first to understand... Listening with our eyes, heart & ears. #MichEd
  104. @MicheleCorbat I've always resonated with that habit as well. Need to practice it more. #miched
  105. @8Amber8 @kithard I agree Amber. Personal connections are critical. #michED Thanks for chiming in!
  106. Q3: Where should we be focusing our positive influence right now? Where can we make meaningful change? #miched
  107. Q3: Where should we be focusing our positive influence right now? Where can we make meaningful change? #miched
  108. Q3: Where should we be focusing our positive influence right now? Where can we make meaningful change? #miched
  109. Q3: Where should we be focusing our positive influence right now? Where can we make meaningful change? #miched
  110. @blocht574 And care about their passions and letting them try new teaching strategies that u believe are in the best interest of Ss #miched
  111. #MichEd Administrators need to embrace the concept of empathy and "seeking first to understand, then to be understood."
  112. @twhitford EXACTLY! Plus we need to not be punished for taking risks. #michED
  113. #MichEd I think a key component to listening is also following up. Check-ins are important too. #positiveinfluence
  114. A3: Focus should be in the cultures at schools! Make it Judgement free... relieve the teachers fears ... Get rid of the Negatives #miched
  115. A3: Focus should be in the cultures at schools! Make it Judgement free... relieve the teachers fears ... Get rid of the Negatives #miched
  116. @twhitford 7 Habits is a great book. Our school is working on Leader in Me with our Ss. #MichEd
  117. A3: Curriculum. The way we teach needs to change. #miched
  118. A3: I find it easier to make meaningful change with those that are hungry for it first, then use their success to help others #michED
  119. @kithard #miched All around us. Watched lollipop leadership again today and it reminded me, changing one person changes their world! A3
  120. @kithard #miched All around us. Watched lollipop leadership again today and it reminded me, changing one person changes their world! A3
  121. #MichEd A3 Positive influence should be provided wherever there is a recognizable need. Family, friends, students, collegues. Some overlap
  122. @kithard #miched their perception is their reality...positively impacting their world is huge to them, :) and can have a ripple effect A3
  123. @kithard #miched their perception is their reality...positively impacting their world is huge to them, :) and can have a ripple effect A3
  124. #miched A3: supporting new teachers, not just an assigned mentor but true support #positiveinfluence
  125. A3: Teachers need to focus on what they can control! Their attitudes and how they treat each other!! #miched
  126. A3: Teachers need to focus on what they can control! Their attitudes and how they treat each other!! #miched
  127. A3: Teachers need to focus on what they can control! Their attitudes and how they treat each other!! #miched
  128. A3: Teachers need to focus on what they can control! Their attitudes and how they treat each other!! #miched
  129. A3: Teachers need to focus on what they can control! Their attitudes and how they treat each other!! #miched
  130. A3: Teachers need to focus on what they can control! Their attitudes and how they treat each other!! #miched
  131. A3: Efforts should be put into Tchs about to make the jump to positive, innovative, student-centered, etc. world. #miched
  132. A3: I think meaningful change happens over time. It is a lot of little things that build into something more #MichEd
  133. @kithard Locally, we're pushing bond w/ tech. I could help influence public opinion by sharing student success more. #MichEd @DFurton
  134. @benjamingilpin Big fan of the 7 habits. Wanting to steer my school in that direction & the staff are embracing it!! #VeryExcited #MichEd
  135. RT @campbellartsoup A3: I think meaningful change happens over time. It is a lot of little things that build into something more #MichEd
  136. @adirlam @runfardvs @michEDchat Sharing lets others know that you are not in competition with them, you are in this together #miched
  137. A3: tough Q! I believe A will vary based on school climate and situation. Some Ss I have to focus on feelings, some on social #MichEd
  138. Newbies, the conversation moves fast. You don't have to read every tweet. Find a person or two to chat with. #michED
  139. A3 Encouraging teachers to take risks to make learning rigorous and relevant.This work is labor intensive needs to be kept positive #miched
  140. @DerekBraman Absolutely. Focus on students. In what way do our Ss need positive influence most? #miched
  141. Considering achievement – thoughts about what matters in education | #miched  http://bit.ly/1c2JBP9 
  142. #MichEd A3. We can make meaningful change by providing inspiration to all who will benefit from it.
  143. RT @snydesn2 #MichEd A3. We can make meaningful change by providing inspiration to all who will benefit from it.
  144. a3 anywhere and everywhere we can! hard to do, but a little goes a long way for some! Filling the bucket! #MichEd
  145. 10 Tips for sharing passion in teaching: What drives you as a teacher? | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT  http://bit.ly/1dzM5J8  #miched
  146. 10 Tips for sharing passion in teaching: What drives you as a teacher? | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT  http://bit.ly/1dzM5J8  #miched
  147. 10 Tips for sharing passion in teaching: What drives you as a teacher? | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT  http://bit.ly/1dzM5J8  #miched
  148. #miched a3. We must start w/ourselves and constantly model. Also, one kid at a time will have a ripple effect. Make office visits meaningful
  149. #miched a3. We must start w/ourselves and constantly model. Also, one kid at a time will have a ripple effect. Make office visits meaningful
  150. Great suggestions - I know I cant' RT @benjamingilpin Newbies, the conversation moves fast. You don't have to read every tweet. #miched
  151. A3: It makes me think of the 7 Habits. We have to first focus on staying positive ourselves before we can influence others. #MichEd
  152. A3: It makes me think of the 7 Habits. We have to first focus on staying positive ourselves before we can influence others. #MichEd
  153. @twhitford Good for you! We went there this year and it has been received very well. #7Habits #michED
  154. Meaningful change equates to how students are adapting to a new digital age #miched
  155. First, chat? Lurking is a great way to see how it works. Read the questions if you feel the urge jump in with a response #miched
  156. First, chat? Lurking is a great way to see how it works. Read the questions if you feel the urge jump in with a response #miched
  157. First, chat? Lurking is a great way to see how it works. Read the questions if you feel the urge jump in with a response #miched
  158. A3: Efforts into Ss to shift from student to learner. Help Ss learn how they learn, speak up for themselves, ask questions, etc. #miched
  159. @blocht574 Agree! Our circumstances don't define us. We can choose our actions & reactions. This was the #COLchat topic Mon. #MichEd
  160. @Jonharper70bd Exactly Jon, we need to be what we want and then share the love over and over #MichEd
  161. A3 - I'm trying to influence more creativity. Giving up control so S's can learn as creatively as they need has been positive. #MichEd
  162. A3 - I'm trying to influence more creativity. Giving up control so S's can learn as creatively as they need has been positive. #MichEd
  163. Funny how 7 Habits has surfaced so much in tonight's chat. Looks like a #miched book study.
  164. Funny how 7 Habits has surfaced so much in tonight's chat. Looks like a #miched book study.
  165. Can't forget our #ntchat @B10LovesBooks:#miched A3: supporting new teachers,not just an assigned mentor but true support #positiveinfluence
  166. #MichEd A3: I have put all my efforts into "School Culture." We need the school to feel safe & fun again. For Students & for Staff.
  167. #MichEd A3: I have put all my efforts into "School Culture." We need the school to feel safe & fun again. For Students & for Staff.
  168. @kithard depends on the environment and group of kids. For me it modeling how I focus on treating people and excitement to learn. #miched
  169. @kithard @DerekBraman Depends on the student. Some need the attention they don't get @ home. Others may just need respct and supprt. #miched
  170. Q3: the most meaningful positive change can come from desire to being our very best so that we can help others to do the same. #miched
  171. @Jonharper70bd Welcome Jon! Wonderful to get your perspective and thoughts all the way from Maryland! #Noboundaries #michED
  172. #MichEd In our communities. In our classrooms. Be voices. Tech is a great tool to promote success and good things happening in our schools.
  173. #MichEd I agree. New teachers and those who are mostly positive are the ones to start with. Build that positive relationship bank.
  174. @tmaynard5 we too need to shift focus from teacher to facilitator and learner - constant growth #MichEd
  175. A3 As much as we are struggling in edu, so are our Ss and their fams-make school the safest most + place it can be #MichEd
  176. Yes! MT @DerekBraman: . For me it's modeling how I focus on treating people and excitement to learn. #miched
  177. Yes! MT @DerekBraman: . For me it's modeling how I focus on treating people and excitement to learn. #miched
  178. A3: Meaningful change starts with, "Every student, every day!" #MichEd
  179. A3: Meaningful change starts with, "Every student, every day!" #MichEd
  180. @DerekBraman @kithard Ss must be focus and when this is the case more sharing and collaborative culture can prevail. #MichEd
  181. RT @gaviagirl A3: Meaningful change starts with, "Every student, every day!" #MichEd
  182. #Miched A3: I need people to "want" to come to school, to have it be "fun" and "engaging" Those are priorities for all stakeholders.
  183. #Miched A3: I need people to "want" to come to school, to have it be "fun" and "engaging" Those are priorities for all stakeholders.
  184. @michellegaydash Better late than never! Hope your week has been a good one so far! #miched
  185. @tmaynard5 I hear encouraging students to be active leathers? Agreed! #MichEd
  186. @campbellartsoup Are you saying change is a journey, not an destination or an event (workshop)? #miched
  187. A3: My Ss talk about what we do in class and it influences other Ts. #miched
  188. @lindseycboyle For sure, Lindsey. We must brand ourselves & tell our stories. If we don't, somebody will. #MichEd
  189. @campbellartsoup: A3: Be a reflection of what you want to see #MichEd” Agreed- Simple and so powerful!
  190. @techsavvyed #miched I've always appreciated "push back" from those interested in learning/growing together.
  191. @DerekBraman @kithard So true. Need to read the group before you know what you can/can't say and do. #miched
  192. #miched I know education is why we're paid but I believe we need to make at least 1/2 of our interactions w/staff about them and their lives
  193. @twhitford I agree. Ss need to feel like school is a place where they are proud of where they go and learn. #MichEd
  194. @ShannonDescamps @kithard sometimes the influence may be helping students understand learning may look different from each other. #miched
  195. @twhitford Amen! fighting againts the politiocal forces that are driving schools apart. Bring back the sense of community. #miched
  196. A3: If your influence on others is like ripples in the water, make the biggest splash possible #michED #WarmFuzzy
  197. A3: If your influence on others is like ripples in the water, make the biggest splash possible #michED #WarmFuzzy
  198. RT @mitchmosbey @twhitford I agree. Ss need to feel like school is a place where they are proud of where they go and learn. #MichEd
  199. @B10LovesBooks as a student teacher I agree! Positive support means so much and meaningful feedback is so important to new teachers #MichEd
  200. RT @techsavvyed A3: If your influence on others is like ripples in the water, make the biggest splash possible #michED #WarmFuzzy
  201. @twhitford That make me think of @burgessdave & #tlap Would a student but tickets to participate in your lesson? :-) #miched
  202. If you know that you are doing what is best for students, they know it, Ps know it and other T's know it, then keep doing it. #MichEd
  203. A3: If we aren't focusing our pos energy on our Ss, starting w/ a smile as they walk through the door, then we are missing the boat! #michEd
  204. A3: If we aren't focusing our pos energy on our Ss, starting w/ a smile as they walk through the door, then we are missing the boat! #michEd
  205. A3: If we aren't focusing our pos energy on our Ss, starting w/ a smile as they walk through the door, then we are missing the boat! #michEd
  206. A3: If we aren't focusing our pos energy on our Ss, starting w/ a smile as they walk through the door, then we are missing the boat! #michEd
  207. A3: If we aren't focusing our pos energy on our Ss, starting w/ a smile as they walk through the door, then we are missing the boat! #michEd
  208. @kithard A3: I think we should focus on making sure kids are learning AND having fun. That was AND, not OR. #miched
  209. @kithard A3: I think we should focus on making sure kids are learning AND having fun. That was AND, not OR. #miched
  210. @mssackstein @Jonharper70bd I TOTALLY agree, but how far does this go? Do you show them to be good citizens? Good students? Good--? #MichEd
  211. Great to have such positive vibes tonight. Creating positive culture, modeling + relationships. But it's not all roses Q4: on tap #miched
  212. Bingo!! MT @ShannonDescamps: That make me think of @burgessdave & #tlap Would a student buy tickets 2 participate in your School? #miched
  213. A3: Our attitudes define our profession! We need to smile, be positive and move forward! #miched
  214. A3: Our attitudes define our profession! We need to smile, be positive and move forward! #miched
  215. All of @JonGordon11's books are excellent choices 4 staff book studies. He kicked off our school yr &will be our guest in #COLchat. #miched
  216. All of @JonGordon11's books are excellent choices 4 staff book studies. He kicked off our school yr &will be our guest in #COLchat. #miched
  217. @tmaynard5 Crate learning experiences that cause them to want to learn more. #miched
  218. It's funny how even the Ss know what T's are positive in the school. We can learn a lot from them if we would listen. #MichEd
  219. MT +1 @gaviagirl: A3: If we aren't focusing our + energy on our Ss, starting the day w/ a smile, then we are missing the boat! #michEd
  220. @DerekBraman @kithard Agree! Even @ the age of 6, my 1st graders are learning the differences btwn each other and what others need. #miched
  221. @runfardvs @techsavvyed how else can we learn. We need discourse and surround ourselves w ppl that challenge our thinking #MichEd
  222. A3: focusing on Ss should always be top priority. School is for their benefit, sometimes it is all they have #MichEd
  223. A3: focusing on Ss should always be top priority. School is for their benefit, sometimes it is all they have #MichEd
  224. Q4: Are there changes that we cannot positively influence right now? Why or why not? #miched
  225. Q4: Are there changes that we cannot positively influence right now? Why or why not? #miched
  226. @kithard 7 Habits had been a game changer in my classroom! I love overhearing the kids use the language in their discussions! #MichEd
  227. A3-Positive Change=Focusing on what to do for students, rather than focusing on what to do to students #MichEd
  228. @benjamingilpin @mssackstein @Jonharper70bd Just today, in prep for authentic audience, I taught standing up when strangers enter. #MichEd
  229. #MichEd Must remember to be human. --And remind students that it's okay to be human too. Everyday is not roses and sunshine.
  230. #MichEd Must remember to be human. --And remind students that it's okay to be human too. Everyday is not roses and sunshine.
  231. #MichEd Must remember to be human. --And remind students that it's okay to be human too. Everyday is not roses and sunshine.
  232. A4: I have been trying VERY hard to positively change #michED teacher's opinions of the #CCSS but many have not responded :(
  233. @Mrs_Gwilt So true. Allow Ss to have choice, voice & say in learning. A snowball (paper) fight in math class was fun & they worked! #miched
  234. @kithard Thank you. I'm from Michigan, Kip. Teach in Swartz Creek, near Flint. #COLchat is Culture Of Learning (not Colorado) ;) #miched
  235. #MichEd A4: I don't believe there is anything we cannot influence. We are many, we are "Legion" we need a Powerful & Unstoppable voice
  236. A4: I cannot change scheduling or budget decisions. It is not my wheelhouse. #MichEd
  237. join us for #psychat tonight at 8CST I'm hosting with @jdreier1 to discuss how to read/write/research like a psychologist #miched #sccrowd
  238. @MarkHess98 Too funny! We'll just have to age gracefully together. #miched
  239. A4: Can positively influence politics! Seems so anti-teacher and lobbying has been counter productive #miched
  240. @techsavvyed #miched As long as there is dialogue/conversation I'm ok. No patience for those who need to be "smartest person in the room"
  241. @MarkHess98 everything is awesome! Everything is cool when your part of a team. Everything is awesome. When you're living our dream #miched
  242. @MarkHess98 everything is awesome! Everything is cool when your part of a team. Everything is awesome. When you're living our dream #miched
  243. A4 I don't think there are any we can't. I think the problem is there are so many needs its hard to focus on all of them. #MichEd
  244. A4. There will always be things out of our control, how we deal and cope can be the influence Ts, Ss, and As need to get through #MichEd
  245. #MichEd A4. Some changes require an adjustment period and s's or t's need time to come to terms before the can embrace and become positive.
  246. @mwmedvinsky Love that you are honest and willing to put it out there. Thanks Michael #michED
  247. A4 The political climate has put education in a negative light. Must find a way to engage our representatives positively. #michED
  248. Just got home, so hello, #MichED! I'll be jumping in where I can.
  249. MT @chip122772 A4. There will always be things out of our control, how we deal and cope can be the influence everyone. #MICHed
  250. A4: Can always be positive, but Ts eval system and moving test targets hard to influence at times. #MichEd
  251. @TracyEvans9844 @techsavvyed #Miched Here's what I'm wondering. How do we challenge/push discourse w/o others taking it personally?
  252. @TracyEvans9844 @techsavvyed #Miched Here's what I'm wondering. How do we challenge/push discourse w/o others taking it personally?
  253. #MichEd A4 If we stay positive&persistent, we can change even the oldest most established practice or belief, if we show our passion & proof
  254. #miched A4: not sure what CAN'T be influenced, but there are things that shouldn't be influenced. Important to pick battles.
  255. #miched A4: not sure what CAN'T be influenced, but there are things that shouldn't be influenced. Important to pick battles.
  256. @posickj Wonderful to get your insight Jay. Thanks for chiming in! #michED
  257. A4 We can't change the home situations of our students, but we can help, support and listen to their needs. #miched
  258. A4 We can't change the home situations of our students, but we can help, support and listen to their needs. #miched
  259. A4 We can't change the home situations of our students, but we can help, support and listen to their needs. #miched
  260. A4: There are things that we may not be able to control, but we can influence #miched
  261. A4: There are things that we may not be able to control, but we can influence #miched
  262. A4: Laws that Lansing have pasted, can not be positively changed but we need not dwell on them #miched
  263. #michED Have to now, great chat. I need to go make some MACUL arrangements for some WL teachers. See you next week.
  264. #miched a4. We have limited amounts of energy. We can't give it away to negativity. Focus on your circle of influence and gradually grow it1
  265. A4: There are always things we can positively influence, we might not see the result right away though. #miched
  266. A4: There are always things we can positively influence, we might not see the result right away though. #miched
  267. @twhitford I totally agree. When we show our passion and have the proof to back up why we do certain things, people will follow. #MichEd
  268. Yes RT @ShannonDescamps A4 We can't change the home situations of our students, but we can help, support and listen to their needs. #miched
  269. A4: It can be tough if you have a difference in teaching philosophy from a colleague. Hard to influence them and vice-versa. #miched
  270. @campbellartsoup agreed but how we react to those decisions helps us and our Ss move in positive ways #miched
  271. @twhitford This is the situation I am in right now. Trying to show passion and proof! :) #miched
  272. RT Agreed! @bill_m_4: A4: There are things that we may not be able to control, but we can influence #miched
  273. #MichEd A4. If we can't make sense of something and it goes against our grain then we never are able to embrace.
  274. A4: passion, positivity, and data help, but there are some things that are set top-down that will be very slow to change. #MichED
  275. A4: Can't change everything but need to keep a positive nature: Even if it means agreeing to disagree #miched
  276. @twhitford Yes- staying on mission in action and words. Not being distracted by the noise around us is critical. #miched
  277. @Jer_Johnson8842 totally. It is important to have a long range view when things are in flux #MichEd
  278. @CherylTeaches Some attitudes and some personalities are more difficult than others to positively influence, that's for sure. #miched
  279. Former student I had in Bklyn NY took my wife & I out to dinner in Atlanta to thank me for helping him become successful adult. #miched
  280. A5: I would show them how I’m “Interested!” as opposed to interesting. Thanks to @natelangel for sharing that @NovaNowGR #miched
  281. A5: Encourage your students to give a compliment to at least one person and smile #MichEd
  282. You start to change attitudes at the door. Greet everyone with a smile and call them by name. #michED
  283. You start to change attitudes at the door. Greet everyone with a smile and call them by name. #michED
  284. #miched a5. I could introduce them to Twitter and my PLN. They are an amazing positive infleunce and they only grow. Thank you all!
  285. Powerful RT @RickBlais1 You are not a district test score! You can and will change the world, I have faith in you, regardless.. #miched
  286. RT "If you consider yourself a leader in the 21st century, you must be comfortable taking risks." #TakeLeadLaunch #miched
  287. #miched A5: the world is as interesting and curious as you make it.
  288. A5 - I can share with my S's more of my mistakes and failures .... and how I learned from those experiences. I can be more humble. #MichEd
  289. A5: Live in every-ones strengths and no dwell in others weaknesses #miched
  290. Tell students they are smart enough to do/learn/know/achieve something. #MichED
  291. Tell students they are smart enough to do/learn/know/achieve something. #MichED
  292. Tell students they are smart enough to do/learn/know/achieve something. #MichED
  293. @Jer_Johnson8842 EXACTLY! Relationships matter. Make positive personal connections. #michED
  294. @techsavvyed I would be very worried if teachers didn't express concern over new standards, but I know what you mean. #MichED @brianwyzlic
  295. Sorry #MichEd Great Chat, but I gotta run! Loved learning with you all!!
  296. @BushjMS A5: We must take the time to look at the things around us. Slow down and appreciate things. #MichEd
  297. Last ? of the night coming up. Get ready to be creative and have fun. #hashtaghashtag #miched
  298. A5 try to put drops in everyone's bucket you can daily! #miched
  299. @BushjMS: #miched A5: the world is as interesting and curious as you make it.” Beautiful. Hear! Hear!
  300. @techsavvyed It seems that the more that states dig into them, the more they r realizing that we jumped in too fast. #MichED @brianwyzlic
  301. #miched Sorry, I must go. My 2 year old has snuck downstairs and calling me to come up. Have a great night and thank you for being awesome!
  302. A5) growth mindset. Use "yet" after things that are just beyond your grasp. Fail publicly and try again. #MichEd
  303. A5) growth mindset. Use "yet" after things that are just beyond your grasp. Fail publicly and try again. #MichEd
  304. A5) growth mindset. Use "yet" after things that are just beyond your grasp. Fail publicly and try again. #MichEd
  305. A5 letting each student know you believe in them and see everything they have to offer #miched
  306. @benjamingilpin @TracyEvans9844 With #flipclass I get a chance to sit down with each student and help each day as well. powerful! #miched
  307. @benjamingilpin @TracyEvans9844 With #flipclass I get a chance to sit down with each student and help each day as well. powerful! #miched
  308. A5 Focus on get to instead of have to, write a TY note, make a pos phone call to a P, take a gratitude walk  http://www.jongordon.com/blog/feed-the-positive-dog/  #MichEd
  309. A5 Focus on get to instead of have to, write a TY note, make a pos phone call to a P, take a gratitude walk  http://www.jongordon.com/blog/feed-the-positive-dog/  #MichEd
  310. Yep! I hear many of you saying the same thing. Keep telling our Ss how wonderful and important they all are. #miched
  311. @Jonharper70bd Thanks for joining the conversation Jon. I enjoy your positive perspectives! #michED
  312. @mwmedvinsky: A5) growth mindset. Use "yet" after things that are just beyond your grasp. Fail publicly and try again. #MichEd” Yes!
  313. Q7: What would be a creative and fun #hashtag for sharing our positive influence stories tomorrow with #miched?
  314. @mwmedvinsky Our entire staff has "yet" buttons to wear. We push the mindset concept with our students. #miched
  315. @mwmedvinsky Our entire staff has "yet" buttons to wear. We push the mindset concept with our students. #miched
  316. @MicheleCorbat I love calling home on a positive note. you can hear the hesitation in their voice at first, then you praise their S #miched
  317. I want one!“@CherylTeaches: @mwmedvinsky Our entire staff has "yet" buttons to wear. We push the mindset concept with our students. #miched
  318. @TracyEvans9844 Exactly. I'm thinking about making a sign that has "Yet" putting "I can't" in a grave. #MichED
  319. @posickj Face 2 Face conversations matter. I have had more one-on-one convos this year than any other. F2F matters. #michED
  320. MT“@TonyaBrownfield: With my remind101, I send out a S of the day message. I change it up daily so everyone is recognized.” #miched #love
  321. MT“@TonyaBrownfield: With my remind101, I send out a S of the day message. I change it up daily so everyone is recognized.” #miched #love
  322. @tmaynard5 just need to have that seen and influence others, huh... #MichEd
  323. @mwmedvinsky Not sure where my principal got them. She gave one to all of us. #miched
  324. @mwmedvinsky @brianwyzlic I said "yet" to a Student today and he smiled -next time he tried it - he got it! and smiled even bigger! #MichEd
  325. @campbellartsoup @techsavvyed Lots of Ts struggle here. Self-promotion is frowned on but sharing doesn’t have to be self serving #MichEd
  326. We had students write a compliment on an index card about another student and posted on Bb. Parents read them at family night. Big! #MichEd
  327. We had students write a compliment on an index card about another student and posted on Bb. Parents read them at family night. Big! #MichEd
  328. This has been an amazing and inspirational chat. Thank you so much to everyone who joined or watched. #purepositive #miched
  329. #michED It is critical that we share the positive stories going on in classrooms and schools. How will you share your story?
  330. #michED It is critical that we share the positive stories going on in classrooms and schools. How will you share your story?
  331. #pasta Seriously, who doesn't like pasta? And it's pastative! #MichEd
  332. #miched really enjoyed tonight's chat. Incredible work @kithard & @benjamingilpin Thank you!!!
  333. I'm off to #udlchat and invite all of you to come chat about Universal Design for Learning. Cheers! #miched
  334. @campbellartsoup @techsavvyed Very true. Though I always hate worrying about how this stuff will be perceived by others. #MichEd
  335. I actually think I will tell my coworkers "what's your #edfluence going to be today? #MichEd
  336. @benjamingilpin We all need to find more time for face to face conversations. #michED
  337. @benjamingilpin Twitter, class & student blogs, & parent e-mails help share the awesome learning my students take on everyday #miched
  338. @benjamingilpin Twitter, class & student blogs, & parent e-mails help share the awesome learning my students take on everyday #miched
  339. @kithard Thanks for co-hosting! Well done! #miched