- Question 1: In your experience, how do non-teachers view teachers and the profession?
- Question 2: What differences exist in how teachers are perceived nationally and locally?
- — Engaging Educators (@engaginged)Fri, Sep 21 2012 00:56:55A2. I think perceptions are skewed on both levels. Nationally, it's the unions that get a bad rap. #teaching2030
- — Kristoffer D. Kohl (@KristofferCTQ)Fri, Sep 21 2012 00:56:47
- — Jessica Keigan (@Teaching_Keigan)Fri, Sep 21 2012 00:57:53
- Question 3: What can you or your colleagues do to alter the perception of the profession?
- — Jessica Keigan (@Teaching_Keigan)Fri, Sep 21 2012 00:59:42
- — Engaging Educators (@engaginged)Fri, Sep 21 2012 01:00:35A3. Sometimes teachers are seen as blind followers of our unions, though. We have to find a way to change that perception. #teaching2030
- — Ali Crowley (@alicrowley)Fri, Sep 21 2012 01:01:30Lead by example- and educate new teachers! Include "teacher leadership" and "professionalism" when mentoring new teachers. #teaching2030
- — David B. Cohen (@CohenD)Fri, Sep 21 2012 01:01:57Beyond local, we need to network, tell our stories broadly in mult. ways, settings. Provide "teacher solutions" to key issues #teaching2030
- — Engaging Educators (@engaginged)Fri, Sep 21 2012 01:03:38
- — Julie Hiltz (@juliehiltz)Fri, Sep 21 2012 01:04:08Q3 A humble brag about our accomplishments wouldn't be too bad, either. Be proud to be a teacher and tell others. #teaching2030
- — Diana Laufenberg (@dlaufenberg)Fri, Sep 21 2012 01:04:11A3: Consistently share what is happening in the classroom, blog, tweet, digital newletters, FB page... communicate the message #teaching2030
- Speaking out to the non-education crowd...
- — Diana Laufenberg (@dlaufenberg)Fri, Sep 21 2012 01:06:35A3: We need to speak to a larger audience than ourselves, about the successes and work of students. #teaching2030
- Question 4: What do you hope the public perceptions of teachers will be in 10 years and how can that be achieved?
Thinking About the Public Perception of Teachers
A dynamic crowd of thoughtful, relentlessly positive professionals gather on Twitter on the third Thursday of each month. September's #teaching2030 chat was trending before the hour was up. (That means a lot of people were doing a lot of chatting using that hashtag!) Here are the highlights:
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