03-15-15 Chat Archive

So many tweets that Storify only let us archive 1/2 - Creating a Positive School Culture with @techninjatodd

  1. @JenniferServiss Exactly! That's my thought too! Why dread something that's fresh and new? :) #txeduchat
  2. A7: Make sure every T and S sees a smile when they walk into the library! #txeduchat #neisdlibs #neisdpln
  3. If you're on Spring Break this week, take time to write notes to your Ss and mail them out! A personal letter can change a life #txeduchat
  4. A7: Continue to spread the msg that Ts are not "information spitters", we r teaching ind; fosters understanding and relationships #txeduchat
  5. A7: Continue to spread the msg that Ts are not "information spitters", we r teaching ind; fosters understanding and relationships #txeduchat
  6. #txeduchat Love seeing pictures of our students on T's blogs. P's love that engagement and knowing what their K's do at school.
  7. Thank you @TechNinjaTodd you nailed it outta the park with this topic tonight! #txeduchat
  8. A7: we're in Spring Break this week so maybe ask them to tell me 1 thing about their break during roll Monday we go back.#txeduchat
  9. If you like at school, act like it. If you don't, still act like you do!! Be amazed how fast a forced smile becomes genuine. #txeduchat
  10. A7: Look for positive in every situation and make sure that you share it. Everyone needs to be able to c positive in their lives. #txeduchat
  11. A7: spread the word about @EdCampHouston April 18 at @KinkaidSchool now that it has officially been announced! #txeduchat
  12. A7 My ss are going to share their Spring Break adventures during Circle Up. Several emailed or posted photos to share. #txeduchat
  13. @craigyen definitely, Craig! There's no I in school! (Although there are 2 Os and a CH) #txeduchat
  14. @dubioseducator our school uses Haiku - Ps are slow to adopt unfortunately - still want paper flyers for an'cmts #txeduchat
  15. Thanks for a great chat. Lots of great ideas. Glad I joined tonight. Have a great week. #txeduchat
  16. RT @txeduchat: We are so happy to have had @TechNinjaTodd host tonight please join us in thanking him for his leadership and tim. #txeduchat
  17. @JenHoulette: A6: Kindness is a way to start a deeper, more understanding relationship. #txeduchat” That's quality that speaks to all.
  18. A7: Tomorrow is spring break, so I'll take good care of me tomorrow to recharge for helping Ss press on toward graduation soon! #txeduchat
  19. If school culture can equal #txeduchat culture then our kids are in a great place!
  20. @Jyoung1219 I love the idea. It is a way for Ps to see their child in a different way if they can't make it to the classroom. #txeduchat
  21. A7: Heading into testing season, I need to have kids tweet out their T love again. Kids love tweeting and Ts need love, too! #txeduchat
  22. Haiku page keeps parents informed and involved. My kinders have class Twitter account. #txeduchat
  23. A7: more to make sure kids know I care, perhaps their music after spring break instead of mine as they enter the room? #txeduchat
  24. @TechNinjaTodd joined really late but really appreciate the learning opp. Thank you! Great start to my week! #txeduchat
  25. #txeduchat Kindness can't be faked. Has to to consistent and real.
  26. Be the kind of educator you'd want your child to have, the kind of colleague you'd want to enjoy lunch with, and be a learner. #txeduchat
  27. Next week we are honored to have the one and only @matthew_arend hosting #txeduchat Join us for another exciting SUNDAY!
  28. @TechNinjaTodd A7: Continue to be positively present during passing periods and welcome each student into the room as they enter #txeduchat
  29. @craigyen #txeduchat This cuts 2 heart. We're ALL on planet in this life 2gether. Teach Ss 2 value difference be empathic, think outside box
  30. @rondorland Humbled and honored to be a part of the conversation. We truly are better together. #txeduchat
  31. Way to go Todd @TechNinjaTodd Great job. Thank you all for getting me pumped to go to work tomorrow after a week off. #txeduchat #positive
  32. A7: Look people in the eye, smile, and call them by name with a "good morning" or "happy Monday". #txeduchat
  33. #txeduchat A7 Own every day of every week. Make mistakes. Get messy. Be incredible YOU. #growthmindset http://t.co/87RP01Mewg
    #txeduchat A7 Own every day of every week. Make mistakes. Get messy. Be incredible YOU. #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/87RP01Mewg
  34. gonna focus on parent involvement in positive ways this month #txeduchat
  35. A7: Don't be jealous, but my spring break starts this week! Which means tomorrow I'm not changing the world, I'm sleeping in! #txeduchat
  36. @williams_k12: A6: Classroom is a family. Treat your family with kindness. Model and discuss. #txeduchat
  37. A7: Write a shout out to at least 3/4 people a day because #youmatter #txeduchat
  38. A7 It's time to put up Ss PRECEPTs, they have wise words of wisdom too! #txeduchat @RJPalacio
  39. I'm on Spring Break this week, so I'm going to make stuff and create things. Kindness to yourself counts too. :) #TXEduchat
  40. #txeduchat A7 Do more than say Hi. A phone call or F2F chat.
  41. A7: Check in on each T and ensure they have what they need for student success #txeduchat
  42. @mattBgomez: A1: a culture that keeps the focus on what is best for the kids. Always putting their needs first #txeduchat
  43. A7: be generous with smiles and compliments to immediately impact school culture. #txeduchat
  44. @brynmw Awesome. There's so many people that make a difference in our schools' cultures. #txeduchat
  45. @craigyen I've always told them it's my privilege to be their /child's teacher. Be specific w praise too. #txeduchat
  46. A7: Greet every person at the door at the beginning of class. #txeduchat
  47. A6: Yes! My goal too! RT@sthomaschefsky: A6 get out in the community be a bigger part of the Ps and Ss world not just at school #txeduchat
  48. To show this #txeduchat storify in the next staff meeting. Show what great, caring educators can together accomplish!
  49. YES - THIS-->> RT @treyw97: A7 - Spend more time celebrating the uncelebrated. #txeduchat
  50. Thanks all, If you didn't make it to #sxswedu this past week, check out the @rrisdpd Vicarious PD project:  http://qub.me/WvQpgl  #txeduchat
  51. A7 ask as many students as I can how their weekend was. #txeduchat
  52. A5 grade level meetings, dinners (adults) get togethers. Each month parents of grade level set up faculty/staff lunch #txeduchat 2name a few
  53. A7: Not accept 'senioritis' and kowtow to it...continue to promote learning and prepare my Ss for their next step #txeduchat
  54. A7: Find ways to help everyone remember why we are there. Encourage Ts to make students first priority. #txeduchat
  55. YES! MT @mcnairan3:A6:Treat Ss the way you expect you own children 2 be treated.Talk 2 parents as the stakeholders that they are #txeduchat
  56. A7 - Spend more time celebrating the uncelebrated. #txeduchat
  57. A7: "Tweet-Outs!" Every time we catch a student or teacher doing something awesome we need to tweet out the good news! #txeduchat
  58. A7: Tomorrow my goal will be to take note of positives & spread the word about the good things #txeduchat
  59. Amazing chat tonite, please join in thanking @TechNinjaTodd for such a powerful discussion on how we can improve school culture! #txeduchat
  60. @mcnairan3 YES! Parents send us their VERY best and we must treat them as our very own. #txeduchat
  61. @inquiringleader awesome also have found that having a common # is a way to share +'s in the story of school community #SCStrong #txeduchat
  62. A7: Everyone Monday, I'm over the top cheerful. Why not, it's a great day for a Monday! :) #txeduchat
  63. A7: Greet everyone with a smile! Tweet photos of back from spring break! #txeduchat
  64. @craigyen: A6) Praise students and parents. Be thankful that you're a part of their lives. #txeduchat” Well said.
  65. Q5: how can we encourage our admin with SM if they are not on it? @TechNinjaTodd #txeduchat
  66. A7 connect with a S and a T that doesn't love Mondays like I do! #txeduchat
  67. A7: I love the idea of you matter cards and writing personal notes to colleagues every week. #txeduchat
  68. .@Tom_Kilgore .@craigyen absolutely! Important to always remain in a state of thankfulness to promote positivity #txeduchat #youmatter
  69. A7: Start tweeting out accomplishments and proud moments in each class, invite Ps to follow, see what happens? I'm here already! #TXeduchat
  70. A7: although it's Spring Break, I'm going in to see how our two office staff and caretakers are doing.Bought them lunch last week #txeduchat
  71. A6: Classroom is a family. Treat your family with kindness. Model and discuss. #txeduchat
  72. A6: Classroom is a family. Treat your family with kindness. Model and discuss. #txeduchat
  73. We are so happy to have had @TechNinjaTodd host tonight, please join us in thanking him for his leadership and time. #txeduchat
  74. A7 AFTER spring break, I will let Ss know how I missed them and remind them that THEY MATTER! #txeduchat
  75. @JenniferServiss Giving info to Ps in multiple ways helps increase exposure, especially in this tech age. #txeduchat
  76. A6: almost 200 of our Ss @Wax_GlobalHS are involved in community service through the Interact Club. They are amazing! #txeduchat
  77. Wonderful chat! Are questions provided beforehand? I'll be back next week! In the plane & turning on airplane mode- thank you! #txeduchat
  78. Q7: we r on spring break. Going to write notes to the parents of my kiddos this week #txeduchat
  79. A7: Smile and make eye contact with as many people as possible. Share celebrations with parents @ P/T conferences. #txeduchat
  80. Leaders shaping school culture 👉 8 things to expect in a modern classroom ... and school! ~ @gcouros 

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    Leaders shaping school culture 👉 8 things to expect in a modern classroom ... and school! ~ @gcouros pic.twitter.com/OBbjMk0XIN #txeduchat
  81. .Q7: instead of asking what homework they did over the weekend, ask what they did that was fun and interesting. #txeduchat @TechNinjaTodd
  82. RT @TechNinjaTodd: Q7: What is ONE thing you can go back TOMORROW and do differently to begin building a better culture #txeduchat
  83. #txeduchat I end every note I write to Ps with... Thank you for sharing your most valuable asset with me every day. They love their kids.
  84. Q7- to respect and value all. To model positively and to make everyone pull together. #txeduchat
  85. A7: Next Monday (it's spring break) I will start by having a sharing time -class meeting- to start a positive day! #txeduchat
  86. A7: I'm going to take the time to look someone in the eyes and tell them how much they mean to me. F2F. #txeduchat #youmatter
  87. A7: Implement at least one of the many ideas I got tonight. I especially like doing something in the lounge. #txeduchat
  88. A6: encourage and recognize that everyone can have an off day. Use these in your classroom! #txeduchat http://t.co/xPX0xHhTu1
    A6: encourage and recognize that everyone can have an off day. Use these in your classroom! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/xPX0xHhTu1
  89. A6: Treat Ss the way you expect you own children to be treated. Talk to parents as the stakeholders that they are. #txeduchat
  90. @jessahanson We do Rachel's Challenge as well. Ss make a link on the chain or scan a QR code for a digital link. #txeduchat
  91. A6: Have patience with Ps and Ss...we all have bad days...know them personally and help families when you can #txeduchat
  92. A7. I love your Wall of Worth idea. Going to see if we can do that on our campus! #txeduchat
  93. @TechNinjaTodd I also bring my DSLR camera to take pics. The pics become my gift for the Ps. #txeduchat
  94. A6: any time you choose to be positive, you improve school culture. But it has to be intentional. #txeduchat
  95. @williams_k12 That's great!!! #txeduchat Showing students that they can make a difference.
  96. A6. Kindness to a student may be as simple as a hello and smile. May be the only one they get that day #txeduchat
  97. A6 get out in the community be a bigger part of the Ps and Ss world not just at school #txeduchat
  98. Q6- positive notes & calls homes for Ss, give as many awards as possible- make them up if u have to- thank you notes to parents #txeduchat
  99. A6: Kindness is such a deeper level than just being nice. It shows authenticity. #txeduchat #bekindandhavecourage
  100. LOVE! RT @TechNinjaTodd: A6: Every teacher sends at least once student a week to my office for me to call home to brag about them #txeduchat
  101. LOVE! RT @TechNinjaTodd: A6: Every teacher sends at least once student a week to my office for me to call home to brag about them #txeduchat
  102. RT @TechNinjaTodd: A6: I want parents to hear how awesome their kids are from the admin. Instead of when they’re just in trouble #txeduchat
  103. -->>RT @TechNinjaTodd: Q7: What is ONE thing you can go back TOMORROW and do differently to begin building a better culture #txeduchat
  104. @TechNinjaTodd @treyw97 there is always that pause before it registers that it is good news. #txeduchat
  105. @TechNinjaTodd True! My Ss love when I show up to their sport events, music recitals, birthday parties, ... #txeduchat
  106. #txeduchat A6 Ss have responsibilities as do Ts and Ps. Do they have authority to question and act?
  107. -->RT @TechNinjaTodd: Q7: What is ONE thing you can go back TOMORROW and do differently to begin building a better culture #txeduchat
  108. and... giving random acts of kindness feels really good! #txeduchat
  109. A6: Our Club 1 student members wrote love-that-sticks notes and put them all over campus to affirm Ts. It was SO awesome. #txeduchat
  110. Q7: What is ONE thing you can go back TOMORROW and do differently to begin building a better culture #txeduchat
  111. A6: Get your class involved in community projects. We planted flowers on school grounds, read to kids @ local daycare #txeduchat
  112. A6: Get your class involved in community projects. We planted flowers on school grounds, read to kids @ local daycare #txeduchat
  113. A6: using our marquee to thank them for their support. #txeduchat
  114. A6: Yes! We had an outward focus every month. It was an amazing rally point for all stake holders. Design thinking is great, too. #TxeduChat
  115. A5 We can collaborate with our Admins to Tweet together, use Instagram together, etc. Make Team Mtgs into "Tweet Mtgs". #txeduchat
  116. A6: @Wax_GlobalHS we have an engineering night where our Ss display projects they have worked all year on. Ss do awesome exhibits #txeduchat
  117. A6: Going to students activities and tweeting photos and videos. Ps & Ss appreciate it as well as classmates. #txeduchat
  118. A6: modeling acts of kindness will help student see how to treat their peers. It is a skill that needs to be taught. #txeduchat
  119. @TechNinjaTodd #txeduchat SO important. Just as many if not more wonderful things happen than bad. Let's expect & celebrate the good stuff!
  120. Awesome RT @TechNinjaTodd: A6 Every teacher sends at least once S a week to my office for me to call home to brag about them #txeduchat
  121. .@TechNinjaTodd kindness is everything! Promoting kindness development more kindness must be done at level of no judgement #txeduchat
  122. A6: Ts and As giving back through volunteer work - clean up a baseball field, paint old playground equipment, etc. #txeduchat
  123. #txeduchat Scavenger Hunt during Open House included find a P & have them TWEET or FB your pic together
  124. A6: Before each small group lesson on Monday mornings I ask how their weekend? They love to share! #txeduchat
  125. YES-->RT @craigyen: A6) Praise students and parents. Be thankful that you're a part of their lives. #txeduchat
  126. @TechNinjaTodd I used to do that when I was principal. Buds trust with Ps. Good job! #txeduchat
  127. "In this building, we value kindness more than expertise." Kind hearts are learning hearts. #txeduchat
  128. A6: Kindness is a way to start a deeper, more understanding relationship. #txeduchat
  129. Q6: #txeduchat The way we get parents, grandparents and families involved is to SMILE first, and let them know you are happy to see them! 💘
  130. A6: We do Rachel's Challenge. We have to get better at involving parents in the kindness chain reaction! I love the note ideas! #txeduchat
  131. A6: Learned a ton from a parent once who said, "Why do you assume we don't want to come to the school? Stop being condescending." #txeduchat
  132. A6: I dedicate one night before PTC to contact each parent via phone to set the tone #txeduchat
  133. A6: Absolutely! Showing kindness, & giving Ss opportunities to be kind to one another is great culture builder. Create kindness. #txeduchat
  134. A6) Praise students and parents. Be thankful that you're a part of their lives. #txeduchat
  135. A5: Use SM to provide information to Ps about exciting events in the school. #txeduchat
  136. A5. we began Google form for Ts to use to keep track of family contact, leadership team will review every other wk. Data/Data. #txeduchat
  137. @TechNinjaTodd I think it would build the right sort of campus culture every time! #txeduchat
  138. Exactly! haha! RT @treyw97: .@TechNinjaTodd those calls are the best. "Wait you mean he is NOT in trouble!" #txeduchat
  139. RT @TechNinjaTodd: Q6: How can we build up our students and parents through acts of kindness Does that not improve school culture #txeduchat
  140. A6 When a Ss does the right thing let them no it doesn't have to be huge but notice it let Ps no their Ss r doing the right thing #txeduchat
  141. A-6: Model and expect a servant leadership approach to the school environment! #txeduchat
  142. @mjjohnson1216 One of my fav things each day is viewing Ts class FB each day. Amazing things are happening right under our roof! #txeduchat
  143. .@TechNinjaTodd those calls are the best. "Wait you mean he is NOT in trouble!" #txeduchat
  144. A6: Be understanding of what each S brings into the class and school every day that impacts them personally and academically #txeduchat
  145. A5: just remember when using SM to watch the "do not publish" list at your school #txeduchat
  146. @TechNinjaTodd Our Ps have a 5 on Friday, Ts nominate kids who deserve a + call home #txeduchat
  147. @treyw97 Attitude does play an important role in shaping individuals' thinking and behaving #counseleaders #txeduchat #scchat #school
  148. Intentionality matters! RT @Miss_Veatch: A6: By outwardly giving praise to those that are being kind towards others! #txeduchat
  149. A6: Find time to go to student's extracurricular activities! It makes such a difference #txeduchat
  150. A6: It def would and now the Q becomes how, as you say. I need to think on this. A false start on Twitter has me 2nd guessing. #TXeduchat
  151. A6- true sign of character is when u do something knowing u get 0 in return. We must model these acts for others to follow. #txeduchat
  152. A5: Break down the walls of your classroom, & share the awesomeness of your students and their learning: https://t.co/p6FKJU2qed #txeduchat
    A5: Break down the walls of your classroom, & share the awesomeness of your students and their learning:  https://instagram.com/usmdrama/  #txeduchat
  153. A6: We model what positive citizenship looks like and we communicate pride in our school community #txeduchat
  154. A6 personalize your praise, get connected with P's so they know exactly what to praise their S w/ when home. Reach them 1st #txeduchat
  155. Hopefully we challenge our ideas of "ability" MT @craigyen: @jdeinhammer @jabellpepper What purpose does competition serve in ed. #txeduchat
  156. A5: We did trivia questions via Twitter for Ss during out S appreciation week in Feb. Pic w/ principal & food for right answers. #txeduchat
  157. #txeduchat A5 Go to a football game, dance recital, volleyball meet etc. You have just made a friend for LIFE. Gift of Time = LOVE
  158. A6: I encourage siblings to come and get a free book to read to younger siblings. They love it. I think it empowers them. #txeduchat
  159. @TechNinjaTodd #txeduchat I think starting a pay it forward movement wild b a good idea.
  160. @dr_bonner @BishopEducate organize a Parent/Teacher book study -idea from #txeduchat could we try something like this?
  161. A5: Teachers starting to share great teaching & learning via Twitter. Daily convo isn't reality, but daily tweets are! #txeduchat
  162. A6: I want parents to hear how awesome their kids are, from the admin. Instead of when they're just in trouble #txeduchat
  163. A6) Openly celebrate kindness -not through prizes, through acceptance and celebration of respect that it's the right thing to do. #txeduchat
  164. Q5 As the principal, I maintain our school twitter, teachers have their accts, I encourage tweets all day and I retweet and fav #txeduchat
  165. .@cvarsalona thank you Carol for your wishes, good to see you here,wishing you a goodnight #txeduchat :)
  166. @TechNinjaTodd A6 talk to them and be a listener. Also take pics of what they are doing. Makes them feel important #txeduchat
  167. A6: By outwardly giving praise to those that are being kind towards others! #txeduchat
  168. A6:We had a month of kindness and showed random acts of kindness to community members: police, firemen, etc…#txeduchat
  169. @randi_raquel absolutely! Each Ss needs are different and We need to make sure they all get what they need when they need it. #txeduchat
  170. A6: Every teacher sends at least once student a week to my office for me to call home to brag about them #txeduchat
  171. A6 Simple smiles, hugs and good mornings go a long way! Builds culture indeed! #txeduchat
  172. A5b) SM of choice here is not FB or Twitter) but maybe Whatsapp or SnapChat. Is anyone using those apps for P contact? Thx. #TXeduchat
  173. A5: Social Media is a great way to share exciting things happening in classrooms. Parents love getting a glimpse of Ss day. #txeduchat
  174. A6: My act of kindness is helping families build home libraries. I have free books for kids to come and choose from. #txeduchat
  175. A5: Funny pic on tape to wall.. Only because I am next at my school. #txeduchat
  176. Any English Teachers have ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom? Creating a class page next year! #txeduchat
  177. @edvents They do. And then they ask for more. It is a great classroom management help. #txeduchat
  178. #txeduchat A5 Social media's another touchpoint. Diverse communities have diverse needs, talents, interests. We need to lose 1 size fits all
  179. A6: Of course, It's knowing how they want to get involved. Each group has a different desired access point. #txeduchat
  180. A5: We share on Twitter, FB, and Instagram! We're getting the word out about the power of blogging!  http://goo.gl/Ryb0Kn  #txeduchat
  181. You'll never have authentic learning if there is fear, intimidation, gossip, or competition taking focus. Make school more. #txeduchat
  182. @TechNinjaTodd A4: Make school a community, where all stakeholders play a role. Ps & Ss involved N school culture & activities. #txeduchat
  183. A6: modeling acts of kindness creates a culture of appreciation. Hopefully it's not "expected" and taken for granted. #txeduchat
  184. A5: have Ts connect w master Ts for PD and inservice. Make a database. Ts control their learning from experts in field. #txeduchat
  185. A5 Shoutouts on school twitter & FB - Pix and Videos of learning - schedule making point to praise on calendar - make it happen. #txeduchat
  186. #Txeduchat Been working on @TouchCast videos - Powerful production studio. Easy 2 use, FREE & can create & post to a school's channel.
  187. A5: Social media allows us to promote all the great things we do at our schools, in class, with our kids, in competition, etc #txeduchat
  188. A5: I use Remind (not well), Instagram (better), Twitter (ok), and we blog. We celebrate what we do as much as possible. #txeduchat
  189. A5: Have Ss use @twitter to answer entry Q's/exit tickets to model use of social media in a learning environment. #txeduchat
  190. @j_rodricks1 @JennieMcClendon Great that there's safety in that. Ss feel comfortable bc school staff members are authentic. #txeduchat
  191. Recent combo Family Science & Art Night! Ts hosted! Awesome! #txeduchat
  192. A5: Allow students to be the authors and contributors on clsrm blog, website, Twitter, etc. #txeduchat
  193. A5: Allow students to be the authors and contributors on clsrm blog, website, Twitter, etc. #txeduchat
  194. @brynmw @johnccarver The difference makers are growing in numbers-they must be the prophets of #positivity. #txeduchat
  195. Q6: How can we build up our students and parents through acts of kindness? Does that not improve school culture? #txeduchat
  196. A5: Haven't done it yet, but I love the idea of a monitor in the Ts lounge that displays current Twitter chatter among staff. #txeduchat
  197. A5: SHARE on many platforms so you can reach your stakeholders. Showcase those who are going the extra mile. #txeduchat
  198. A5: Great opportunities to teach digital citizenship with ss and parents #txeduchat
  199. @danli2015 not just students. I try to respect everyone's developmental needs. We all have some growing to do! #txeduchat
  200. A5: Jessica, you are correct. Who else can brand our school but us. Great things happening in our schools. Everyone should know! #txeduchat
  201. A5: Highlight upcoming &current events, communicate, extracurricular activities at the school & keep the community involved. #txeduchat
  202. A5: comm is paramount to positive culture. SM is a great tool to publish mass comms, to receive comms back from Ss, Ps and even A #txeduchat
  203. @aaron_hogan @canva Yep! Love that tool! I use it all the time - exactly what I was thinking! #txeduchat
  204. @McHiPride Do Ps follow you too? Do you invite them? Thinking about this going fwd. #TXeduchat
  205. .@johnccarver yes, the ability for change begins with individual mindset firstly #txeduchat #youmatter
  206. TY #txeduchat for my short chat with all of you. I enjoyed the quick paced conversation but sorry I have to run now. Enjoy your week.
  207. A5: Use it to hook our digital natives and engage them with real world application. #TxeduChat
  208. @Jyoung1219 Yes, I love that even in our office @JennieMcClendon , I have student visitors all the time! That's love & pride! #txeduchat
  209. @TechNinjaTodd @JeremyShorr Yes! Its not about coming up with the best idea but rallying others around an idea that will grow us.#txeduchat
  210. A5: a student created #goodthingsaboutglobal and we all share the great things happening at our school #txeduchat
  211. @edvents I really appreciate your idea of respecting students' developmental needs #counseleaders #txeduchat #scchat
  212. @cvarsalona @johnccarver definitely! I've been in several schools that had that mantra...needed to find change champions. #txeduchat
  213. A5: give something to start conversations. Ss don't tell everything; give parents, teachers info to ask informed ?s, praise. #txeduchat
  214. Digital communication allows us to learn, share, & grow in a technology enriched society, how sad if we don't use it in education #txeduchat
  215. A5: tweet any and all success that involves my school! #txeduchat
  216. @TechNinjaTodd: LOVE!! RT @JeremyShorr: A5 by celebrating each other. Tweet about 1 great thing a colleague is doing every day. #txeduchat
  217. #txeduchat Most enjoy a tweet or Facebook post featuring their BRILLIANT child!  And YES, every S deserves it! http://t.co/IMG0SmH5aO
    #txeduchat Most enjoy a tweet or Facebook post featuring their BRILLIANT child! And YES, every S deserves it! pic.twitter.com/IMG0SmH5aO
  218. @JustinNeel2 Service learning is a powerful thing that leads to great learning. #txeduchat
  219. A5 Our Ss podcast now about YA Lit in addition to blogging about it. Check it out: TLR Radio on iTunes or  http://goo.gl/edks19  #txeduchat
  220. @aaron_hogan Fantastic graphic! I need to make one of those for my Ts! Great idea!! #txeduchat
  221. @edvents my students will carry their notes from me the whole year. It makes a difference for them to know I'm proud of them. #txeduchat
  222. #txeduchat 5 Using social media to communicate. Like a school in the cloud. Where is the value in Ps traveling to school for updates?
  223. A4: Follow up to my last answer. Perhaps what we need to know about changing a culture.  http://qub.me/XGpp33  #txeduchat
  224. A5: Use social media to connect colleagues to people who can help them in ways I can't. #txeduchat
  225. @TechNinjaTodd #Txeduchat Visuals on FB, global chats on Twitter, real time photos from school. Invite community & Ps in-Make it OUR school!
  226. I also like using Twitter to build academic culture by sharing the great lessons happening in the building. #neisdlibs #txeduchat
  227. A5: Social media allows Ts&Ss to share with a pic, tweet or 6 sec video- connection and collaboration/pic/ 140 characters /6 sec #txeduchat
  228. A5: use SM for Ps to see what awesome things Ss are doing in schools #txeduchat
  229. #txeduchat encourage the use of social medial as a communications tool. Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Instagram, etc
  230. A5 We are starting a learning channel to demo lessons by staff, Ss and parents. #txeduchat
  231. A5: My itech used @GetKahoot at a family night and it was a hit! It really engaged the families! #txeduchat
  232. @TechNinjaTodd too often we stop at bringing school into the home for all to see and forget to reverse it. #txeduchat
  233. A5: SM is a tool to connect with community/students/staff/families. We must be part of those conversations-lead by example #txeduchat
  234. A5 tell your story! And make sure to read @danpbutler post this week! #txeduchat
  235. A5 send parents and others important info through social media. #txeduchat
  236. A4: provide Ps and Ss a forum to share what's important to them and how they would like to shape their learning. #txeduchat
  237. A5: social media can be tough for Ts. Important to set context and importance of professional account v private #txeduchat
  238. A5: Admin and Teachers have to model positive use of social media for students and leverage it as a learning tool. #txeduchat
  239. A5: great way to update, have ss and parent feedback. They don't know what we do let them in #txeduchat
  240. A5: Share! Be proud of the things you are doing and be willing to share those things with others. Use SM as a showcase. #txeduchat
  241. @misdig005 Both students and teachers may need help at some point to become aware of their strengths #counseleaders #txeduchat #scchat
  242. RT @TechNinjaTodd: Q5: how can we utilize social media to build a school culture? #txeduchat
  243. #txeduchat PLN @TechNinjaTodd amazing chat tonight Links videos and ideas. THX so much. Will be sharing some great tweets!
  244. @TechNinjaTodd did you find that this tweeting started out as a chore? What's the feedback from your teachers on this? #txeduchat
  245. We use it to share Ss and Ts successes. FB and Twitter are the community favorites. #txeduchat
  246. A5- Allow SM to be a positive and helpful tool for parents. #txeduchat
  247. Q5: First, Ts have to be comfortable with SM or nothing will happen. Get Ss involved and allow the tech in schools. #txeduchat
  248. Q5: First, Ts have to be comfortable with SM or nothing will happen. Get Ss involved and allow the tech in schools. #txeduchat
  249. Created school web site  http://www.robertmitchellelementary.com  (has parent section)yrs. ago to keep everyone informed now use Remind,Twitter,FB #txeduchat
  250. a5: this is an area where so many schools (and school lawyers) are preventing growth #txeduchat
  251. @TechNinjaTodd A5: We make videos demonstrating positive behaviors. Students are the stars of the shows. #txeduchat
  252. A5 - brag about the greatness - even mistakes create greatness! #txeduchat
  253. A5) I utilize @RemindHQ to stay connected with families and to share with them. #txeduchat
  254. A5: I hope it would be possible. I have heard it said that neg outweighs pos 23:1 on soc media. Doesn't seem like it here tho. #TXeduchat
  255. A5: Social media can be used as a tool to promote & inspire Ss: positive motivational messages, also information dissemination #txeduchat
  256. A5 brand your school, classroom, self by sharing your passion on Twitter, blogs, FB, anything! Set the tone. #txeduchat
  257. @Mrs_Gwilt feedback from students is great. It's their learning experience. They have a right to be involved. #txeduchat
  258. A5: I tweet all the great things happening in my classroom (because my students are rockstars!) on my class hashtag #txeduchat
  259. A5: Brand your school the way you want! Let people see the wonderful things going on in your district. #txeduchat
  260. LOVE!! RT @JeremyShorr: A5 by celebrating each other. Tweet about 1 great thing a colleague is doing every day. #txeduchat
  261. A5 social media is how we can get great info and student success out to all the stakeholders should b part of every school #txeduchat
  262. @brynmw @johnccarver Just because it was done in past does not mean that there is no room for change. Break down the barriers. #txeduchat
  263. A5: Tweet things out. I tweet school projects, journals and I started to tweet out articles to my Ts and Ss #txeduchat
  264. A5: Create a school-wide # campaign for the school year. Urge Ps, Ts, Ss to use the hashtag to show something celebratory! #txeduchat
  265. A5-I encourage my Ts to share pics of awesomeness on Twitter. Celebrate what we do & what our Ss do! #txeduchat
  266. A5: We have a school hashtag (& a district one) where everyone shares all the great goings-on. #txeduchat
  267. A5 - Tell your story and get the good news outside your walls! #txeduchat
  268. A4: Flipped videos help Ps understand what is going on in your classroom, which allow them to continue the learning at home #txeduchat
  269. WATCH DOG Dads, 2 by 2 parent readers, Eureka! run by parents, JA, mentors, PALS, book buddies #txeduchat
  270. @TechNinjaTodd A5 by celebrating each other. Tweet about 1 great thing a colleague is doing every day. #txeduchat
  271. A5. Our class photographers take pics and class bloggers update each week to share what's going on in the classroom #txeduchat
  272. We do need ideas for how to get authentic parental involvement. We want to move away from generic "nights" #txeduchat
  273. A5) Create a classroom Twitter account. Have a school and district hashtag. Celebrate students in social media. #txeduchat
  274. A5: Social media tells your story whether you are on it or not. Better start telling and developing your own story! #txeduchat
  275. Q5: Branding! If you don't tell your story...someone else will! #txeduchat
  276. A5: Social Media makes sharing news easy and quick...FB, Twitter, and Instagram can be used to create an open friendly culture #txeduchat
  277. @KellyKastner study FCA 3D coaching methods! Great Coaches=Great Teachers works on field it'll work in classroom #txeduchat
  278. Q5: Model proper use and appropriate school use! Don't outlaw what they love #txeduchat
  279. @TechNinjaTodd A5 be the voice. Social Media is the where the education conversation is happening #txeduchat
  280. A5: Share/show what we are doing in the classroom. Celebrate learning. #txeduchat
  281. A5: You can tweet out the awesomeness that is happening in your classroom! #txeduchat
  282. A5: Use social media to tell the story. Make a hashtag, get an Instagram page, use it to your advantage! #txeduchat
  283. #txeduchat Culture begins with changing yourself. Don’t ask others you something you aren’t. http://t.co/OFmPIjxd5G
    #txeduchat Culture begins with changing yourself. Don’t ask others you something you aren’t. pic.twitter.com/OFmPIjxd5G
  284. A5: Too often SM is used to sit and complain. We use it to build up and share greatness #txeduchat
  285. A5 Use SM to get the message out about school and the classroom. SM should be an extension of the classroom. Builds culture #txeduchat
  286. A5 SHARE successes daily!! PICs, stories, all the good things! #txeduchat
  287. A5: We believe in flooding the system with the AWESOME things my Ts and Ss are doing #txeduchat
  288. A4 prepare P's with Parent Partnership Nights so they have the necessary tools in their kit! Create the home-school conn. early! #txeduchat
  289. A-4:give parents and students a voice in, and shared responsibility for, solving problems and making decisions impacting school #txeduchat
  290. #txeduchat A4: Send Ss to the PRINCIPAL when they do something genius - Parents get a note from the princiPAL
  291. A5: I ask my teachers to tweet out great things every day and we share on all our social media accounts #txeduchat
  292. A4 - Moved to Engage Learning Model and invited parents to visit and witness it in action. #txeduchat
  293. A4: many parents are surprised when I call just to tell them their child is awesome. The kids walk a little taller too. #txeduchat
  294. Force parents to see and believe your PASSION. Communicate. Share. #txeduchat
  295. @TechNinjaTodd #txeduchat Started Not Perfect Hat Club w/12 Special Ed Ss who're doing morning announcements telling "regular" Ss to shine.
  296. -->>RT @TechNinjaTodd: Q5: how can we utilize social media to build a school culture? #txeduchat
  297. A4: Don't underestimate the value and utility of a handwritten note of recognition. #txeduchat
  298. -->RT @TechNinjaTodd: Q5: how can we utilize social media to build a school culture? #txeduchat
  299. A4: I encourage parents to setup user accounts in the library and check books out. #txeduchat
  300. Q5: how can we utilize social media to build a school culture? #txeduchat
  301. We don't take credit when our students succeed. Give it where it is due. Leadership. #leadupchat #txeduchat @heffrey http://t.co/vC6sMxXat0
    We don't take credit when our students succeed. Give it where it is due. Leadership. #leadupchat #txeduchat @heffrey pic.twitter.com/vC6sMxXat0
  302. A4: Getting feedback from Ss on what is and isn't working in class and making appropriate changes to videos, class work, struct #txeduchat
  303. WOW THIS-->>MT @TechNinjaTodd: We do a Family Game night 2x a YR - we just invite kids & their families up to play games with us! #txeduchat
  304. RT @BJenningsEdTech: A4: From a tech POV offer a Digital Citizenship night to educate Ps and Ss... @AddoRecovery @NetSmartz #txeduchat
  305. @mattBgomez Guide on the side. Love that role. Opens up learning/teaching to many school constitutes #txeduchat
  306. #txeduchat Email, call, write notes to parents to discuss the positives about their child!
  307. I think we make creating culture too complicated at times. Learned from Roadhouse: Rule #1 Be Nice, Rule #2 Be Nice. #txeduchat
  308. @Jyoung1219 @j_rodricks1 I totally agree with your idea of being aware of our own strengths and needs #counseleaders #txeduchat #scchat
  309. Grow your PLN by following @TechNinjaTodd and others in the chat tonight! #txeduchat This is YOUR community! Get Connected!!
  310. A4: You do not have a culture without Ss and parents. They are involved as soon as they walk in the door. #txeduchat
  311. A4: We do a Family Game night twice a year where we just invite kids and their families up to play games with us! #txeduchat
  312. @TechNinjaTodd every student is a genius. We need to find out what their gift is and celebrate it #txeduchat
  313. Q4: Have family nights that would be of interest to the students and their family. Be sure to have a translator available #txeduchat
  314. A4: be honest with parents about what you need from them. Make it a conversation so you're not just preaching. #txeduchat
  315. A4: I've also made how-to videos for the Ps. Flip the learning for Ps too before meetings & conferences. #txeduchat
  316. Great suggestions! Remember to be authentic! Not all P's want to be involved or can't. Take what we get, judgement free! #txeduchat
  317. .RT @brynmw: A Tale of Power & Vision: why a culture of change is important... Also, I love this vid. #txeduchat  http://flip.it/EpOiC 
  318. @CamachoCamacho9 @McHiPride it's going well so far. Several Ts with brand new Twitter accounts just to participate! #txeduchat
  319. A4: Parent volunteer group helping in the classrooms. Parents feel empowered. #txeduchat
  320. @poida @BethHouf @bradmcurrie #txeduchat I agree,brave leaders help create a safe environment.But I feel if ur going to risk you will anyway
  321. @TechNinjaTodd: Q4: How can we involve students and parents in the process of building a positive school culture #txeduchat @JCHS_Counseling
  322. Incorporate praise into criticism and make it useful RT @meredith1214: Raise the Praise & Minimize the Criticize. @ToddWhitaker #txeduchat
  323. @TechNinjaTodd #txeduchat Love this. Adults need the reminder as much as the kids. After all most learned in current assembly line system.
  324. A4: Create instructional videos highlighting your own Ts doing amazing things:  http://j.mp/1EigJQc  #txeduchat
  325. A3b: Small tokens of thanks, a handwritten note, or text at the end of a hard day. All these build towards the positives wanted. #txeduchat
  326. Share your story to community. Communication shld be multi-way using any tool possible #TXEduChat
  327. #txeduchat teachers should go the extra mile and know they are are always on the job and never know when they will run into parents
  328. A4: Communicate w/parents often; not just when there is an issue. Build their trust and you become partners #txeduchat
  329. A4: Communicate w/parents often; not just when there is an issue. Build their trust and you become partners #txeduchat
  330. A4- go to the games. Great place to support kids and have good convo w/ parents. Have relationships b4 u have a problem. #txeduchat
  331. Engage parents as co teachers. Model for them how to help at home. Yes, they can & will. Set expectations for them too! #txeduchat #ptchat
  332. @tanyapsnook @SparkyTeaching we give out free lunch coupons for Ss and staff that have done positive things in school community #txeduchat
  333. A4: I try to recognize "Student Genius" on the announcements some mornings. Just to show kids we're watching them #txeduchat
  334. @HalLRoberts Another way of saying this is, "Students don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." #txeduchat
  335. RIGHT ON! MT @cvarsalona: Old school ideas get in way of moving forward. #txeduchat
  336. Scott from Texas. Getting here a little late. catching up. Simple culture on my shirt.  #txeduchat http://t.co/TfG8WUxKGj
    Scott from Texas. Getting here a little late. catching up. Simple culture on my shirt. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/TfG8WUxKGj
  337. #txeduchat Share what Ss are learning through photos. Everyone likes a cute kid! http://t.co/yElSh120ji
    #txeduchat Share what Ss are learning through photos. Everyone likes a cute kid! pic.twitter.com/yElSh120ji
  338. A4: Sometimes, it's important to just ask Ss what we can do to show we vale them. #txeduchat
  339. @CoachGinn Build your PLN, Joe, to find like-minded people to have conversations with. #e2tweets #txeduchat