05-24-15 chat archive

#txeduchat archive ReEnergize with @8Amber8

  1. Tonight's host @8Amber8 will begin posting questions soon, but first let's start with introductions. #txeduchat
  2. Jessica, instructional coach from rain soaked Texas ☔️ #txeduchat
  3. Don't forget to use the #txeduchat hashtag on your tweets tonight so that everyone can follow the conversation.
  4. Hi #txeduchat and #IAedchat! Joe, Superintendent in WI. Popping in and out of both chats tonight for a bit. Great topics…awesome moderators
  5. Good evening!! It's 8pm, let's have a #txeduchat, shall we?? I'm Amber, an AP from Texas, talking to you tonight about how to re-energize!
  6. Hey #txeduchat! I'm Aaron Hogan, hs AP from College Station. Looking forward to a great chat tonight!
  7. Tell us who you are and where you are from, and what role you get to play in the lives of students. #txeduchat
  8. #txeduchat Hi y'all. Wayne Wy 5th grade, rain soaked here too!
  9. Rachel from La Crosse, WI. Just finished up on Friday. MS/HS SS teacher. Looking for a job near Iowa City IA. #txeduchat
  10. Right on time to support @8Amber8 and hopefully learn a thing or two! Hi all! Matt in Plano #txeduchat
  11. Hi everyone, Tom in N. Texas get to learn from/teach amazing 4th graders every day! #txeduchat
  12. REMEMBER: We use the Q1: A1: format for questions and answers on #txeduchat so that others can follow along.
  13. Genise, Administrator in Birmingham. Hello to all during this memorial occasion! #txeduchat
  14. Hey #txeduchat Craig Kemp here in Singapore - just popping in as I start my Monday morning here in Singapore
  15. Melissa Jones, ELA & SS Instructional Coach from Katy,TX. This chat reenergizes me every Sunday night. #txeduchat
  16. #txeduchat Tom from Central NJ, Happy Memorial Day everyone. 20 years Middle School Edu
  17. Rich, Dir if C&I from NJ/PA. Glad to be here w/ #txeduchat tonight!
  18. Kharima Richards an Instructional Technology Specialist in Houston, Texas #txeduchat
  19. Hey #txeduchat Barbara from Friendswood ~ elementary school counselor, character coach, author of #whatsunderyourcape
  20. Hi @8Amber8! Thanks for moderating #txeduchat tonight! Looking forward to a great chat!
  21. @daisyray215 Hi Daisy ~ I'm moving to grades 3-5 next year. May come your way for help with social skills stuff. #txeduchat
  22. Hello all. Laurie joining from Maple Ridge BC Canada. #txeduchat
  23. Grow your PLN by following others in the chat tonight! #txeduchat We don't bite... mostly we follow back. :)
  24. Ready for Q1? Remember to use the A1, A2 format for tonights #txeduchat, :) Let's get a feel for the room...how long do you get for vaca?
  25. #txeduchat Lisa Goben, fifth grade math teacher, Springtown, TX joining the chat!
  26. #txeduchat I get two weeks, which i round up to 16 days, sandwiching weekends! :)
  27. A1: 20 days…usually take most of the time in the summer. #txeduchat
  28. #txeduchat A1: not sure on vacay this year. May be shorter as I may be changing jobs.
  29. I get the month of July! But, that's pretty much what I had when I was a teacher putting extra time... #txeduchat
  30. I get 10 vacation days to use throughout the year. I work 7-5 M-Th in the summer. #txeduchat
  31. Jim Lauterhahn from sunny Las Vegas teach SPED 2 7th n 8th graders #txeduchat listenin 2 TX Rangers n Yanks lemme kno if u needupdates?
  32. I get from June 5 to around middle of August. But I will have a few summer days to work and lots of conferences. Eeeekkk #txeduchat
  33. A1 officially taking two point three minutes or is that days off #txeduchat
  34. A1: About a month...heading out to Cali and Denver to get sun☀️ and mountains 🗻 #txeduchat
  35. #txeduchat Jena Ball CritterKin writer, illustrator and Not Perfect Hat Club wearer tweeting in from North Carolina.
  36. @daisyray215 @Tom_Kilgore Awesome! How nice for you and your family. Great to be able to celebrate the hard work. #txeduchat
  37. A1 A little under three months. PD and recharge. #txeduchat
  38. #txeduchat a1) Depends on whether I make the jump to P this summer or not.
  39. Good evening #iaedchat and #txeduchat Sandy- 5th grade teacher from Ut. jumping in/out a little Wishing all a great weekend!
  40. A1. Probably until the middle of August, depends on where I get a job. #txeduchat
  41. Hard to tell when I'm on vacation. May be an mindset, but I love what I do..Ss and teachers are away, but I'll be 'working'. #txeduchat
  42. A1: about 2 months, I believe! Can't wait to spend all the time learning and preparing for next year! Maybe a little relaxing :) #txeduchat
  43. A1: I get two and a half months, but I'll be speaking in Mexico, CA (twice) and TX so I don't give myself much time off. #txeduchat
  44. A1: June 6 - Aug 13; however with PDs and early planning I def work still during summer #txeduchat
  45. A1 not a lot this summer. Moving into new building and also teach at a comm. college in the summer. #txeduchat
  46. @brynmw Great philosophy Bryn, when we are passionate about something it doesn't quite seem like work! #txeduchat
  47. #txeduchat Sadly I don't work in K-12 (yet) so i get to take 3 weeks off per year. #sigh
  48. A1: Officially 11 weeks but working several. Presenting at literacy summits, facilitating for presenters, attending meetings #txeduchat
  49. @8Amber8 a1: hi!! Jodie from Coppell and I'm taking 2 weeks this summer to visit Canada, dc, and Chicago w the fam 😃 #txeduchat
  50. Looking for public schools with achievement data to support #blendedlearning implementation for national research project. DM me. #txeduchat
  51. A1 transitioning from 1/2 time teacher 1/2 time ITS to full time ITS so officially 2 months, reality about 5 weeks #txeduchat
  52. A1: we run Australian school year here but still get 5 weeks from mid June to late July - get a big Christmas break too #txeduchat
  53. A1: 10 days plus 5 local plus all the ones districts have. #txeduchat
  54. A1) We're out in the middle of June and come back towards later part of August. So a little over two months. #txeduchat
  55. Hi #oklaed #probchat #iaedchat #txeduchat Connie Hamilton Curriculum Director/ Principal /Classroom Questioning Consultant from Michigan
  56. UGA EDU Major checking in tonight to get any tips/suggestions for technology in the K12 math class! #iaedchat #txeduchat #edit2000
  57. @nathan_stevens #txeduchat Nathan. How are the unicorns and glitter in your part of NC?
  58. @KayleyPults thanks for following Kayley - looking forward to learning with you #txeduchat
  59. A1: Usually two weeks of vacation, but spend time learning, attending conferences, and planning for a great school year. #txeduchat
  60. @craigyen hope the end of your year is going well Craig nice to see you in chat tonight :) #txeduchat
  61. @BrittanyKoppen Great to have your voice/perspective tonight Brittany welcome! #txeduchat
  62. A1 We get about 4 weeks off but that's because I'm on A track in yr round. Some only get 2 wks off #txeduchat
  63. @StacyHaw I have data from my 7th grade science classroom - last year vs this years with blended learning. I'll send it your way #txeduchat
  64. @ReidGenise I love that so many of us are lifelong learners who spend our time off getting better. #txeduchat
  65. #txeduchat Off from May 30 to about August 17, but not long enough to read all of my PD books I would love to devour!
  66. #txeduchat If we're talking vacations (didn't see Q #1) we don't take them here, though getting to do a few road trips makes it fun :-)
  67. WOW! There are a lot of #txeduchat tweeps in the chat tonight! Thanks for making this community great!
  68. Rachelle a Digital Learning Spec from Houston area! Checking in late. :/ #txeduchat
  69. #txeduchat A1 8 weeks at Xmas. In NZ, now in the middle of a very cold Term 2!
  70. @ReidGenise I am on my greatest high when I'm in PD alongside other passionate learners! #txeduchat
  71. Hi, Jumping in late 😎. I work year round and summer is my busy season! #txeduchat
  72. This vacation we are planning on making the Kessel Run in at least 12 to 15 parsecs #txeduchat
  73. #txeduchat I am also headed to TCEA Tots & Tech in June and then #DENSI15 in July. Had to turn down #GLI13colonies due to family needs.
  74. We saw some wonderful celebration photos from @daisyray215 's graduation this weekend! CONGRATS DAISY! #txeduchat
  75. A1 Will be presenting at different conferences most of the summer break. Hopefully some consulting also. #txeduchat
  76. Wow! Varied amounts! Intrstng! Q2: Of that vaca time, how much time do you spend COMPLETELY free of anything edu-related? #txeduchat
  77. @craigyen @martysnowpaw #txeduchat He's about 2 take one to NY tomorrow & I'm off to Illinois on Tues! It's a TWOfer http://t.co/hR5pgvyy9E
    @craigyen @martysnowpaw #txeduchat He's about 2 take one to NY tomorrow & I'm off to Illinois on Tues! It's a TWOfer pic.twitter.com/hR5pgvyy9E
  78. #txeduchat @EduPGH hi from pgh! Enjoying the weekend grading great projects!
  79. @Sciology Doing well thanks. Watching Sunday night baseball and spending time with my PLN. How are you? #txeduchat
  80. #iaedchat #txeduchat #edit2000 any innovations made in technology for students missing class for sports etc?
  81. #txeduchat I'm late. I'm sorry!! But, I couldn't miss it entirely!!! Betsy Bucy from Lubbock, TX
  82. A2 Does vacation and educator even exist in the same sentence? #txeduchat
  83. @sandeeteach #txeduchat Awww...thank you :-) Doing well. Finishing book & getting ready for summer reading programs
  84. A2: hard to say, but probably about 50/50, although I enjoy reading, so a lot of the time will count as both! #txeduchat
  85. @mrkempnz Nice work if you can get it as they used to say! But I'm sure you're busy all year, with conferences & #whatisschool #txeduchat A1
  86. A2) Probably 2-3 days to recharge here and there, but not completely disconnected from PLN. #txeduchat
  87. #txeduchat A2 Away from all things edu? Maybe 1/2 the time. I have recently started reading for fun again. So there's that.
  88. A1 Its hard to take a real work free vacation bc I am always thinking about what I want to do next.I normally take a week or two.#txeduchat
  89. A2 Not a lot. At best 4-5 days. I usually do curr writing and other consulting during summer. #txeduchat
  90. Hi #txeduchat friends. Carol ELA consultant from Long Island here.
  91. My passion is education, so I have also have my hands on education stuff. I am a nerd like that, and I LOVE it! #txeduchat
  92. #txeduchat A2: Completely free? Not this year. With PD, poss job change and grad school ... Yr round for me. :)
  93. @8Amber8 @urbie What is time away from ed related topics? Constantly learning! #txeduchat
  94. A2: very little! Though the 4th of July is usually a consistent break time for all my districts! #txeduchat
  95. @txeduchat A2 Great question. #txeduchat Less now in this digital age, maybe 40%.
  96. @RafranzDavis agreed I have a stack of edu books that are begging to be read #txeduchat
  97. @8Amber8 A2: I give myself 4 days to sit and relax and enjoy time with the gf and family #txeduchat
  98. A2 very little. If I'm not reading or writing, I'm thinking and planning. #txeduchat
  99. A2: Not too much is spent entirely free from education related info. So much reminds me of ways to improve! #txeduchat
  100. A1: dos semanas. Would b 3 but this guy is doing summer school. #txeduchat
  101. A2: Oh…that is an awesome question…and I know @8Amber8 is going to yell at me for this…next to none. #txeduchat
  102. A2)My books and my notebooks are never that far from me. I am even thinking about edu stuff as I fall asleep. #txeduchat
  103. @klippert it doesn't stop - I love it though - teaching, speaking, running workshops and #whatisschool takes up my time #txeduchat
  104. A2: this year I am forcing myself to take more time then usual. Planned cruise and few mini trips!!! So I will say a good 4 weeks #txeduchat
  105. Naomi Bates librarian also :) coming in late. What's the question? #txeduchat
  106. #txeduchat A2: ZERO but though I'm not really thinking edu when I am writing CritterKin books :-)
  107. A2: As a doctoral student now absolutely none...will pack my books and laptop to "enjoy" on the beach #txeduchat
  108. A2: very little time not learning last summer I did lots of PD online and workshops. Will be @pisdetsi and a Lang class #txeduchat
  109. A2: A few days plus a solid week will be spent edu-free with my family though. #txeduchat
  110. A2: Difficult question, everywhere ideas are generated will consider opportunities for school implementation. #txeduchat
  111. #txeduchat A2 Having my grand-kiddo Carly and her mom home every day's an EDU day. She (18 mo) is like a sponge.
  112. a2) last week I recommended floating as a way to recharge on vacation. Anyone try it out? #txeduchat
  113. A2: Very little but love the education "work" I do in summer - reading, attending conferences, connecting w/ educators #txeduchat
  114. A2: Wow...not education related time...going to go with physically 80/90 percent - mentally...well, 40/50 #txeduchat
  115. A2: so busy with things outside of school that I have to give myself 1-2 weeks of "non-contact, no tech" time to get away #txeduchat
  116. A1 looking forward to helping @eventzee create their EDU version this summer. I begged and they are delivering. great guys! #txeduchat
  117. A2: I always spend a wk at the beach and try to only check emails once a day. I read a lot of fiction but usually prof read too. #txeduchat
  118. A2: Very little - if I go on a trip out of town - even if I am away from wifi, it's on my mind. #txeduchat
  119. #txeduchat a2: I am sooooooo bad at NOT bng "connected. Nobody tell @Joesanfelippofc. even my down time is spent wth ya'll!! 😍😍😍
  120. @RafranzDavis #txeduchat How do you turn off the thinking? I do my best "big thinking" when I'm completely relaxed and not trying so hard.
  121. @ReidGenise Same here! Sometimes when I'm still, quiet and relaxed I get my best ideas. Then I have to jot 'em down. #txeduchat
  122. A2 My mind is always looking at education connections with what I'm reading, seeing, experiencing #txeduchat
  123. @Joesanfelippofc @8Amber8 You NEED to sharpen the saw! But I get it! We're always "on" and thinking of school :) #txeduchat Need to recharge
  124. A2 Very little. Idol mind and hand are a recipe for trouble. #txeduchat
  125. A2 Honestly about a week. If I am away on an island it is much easier to take my mind of work. #txeduchat
  126. #iaedchat #txeduchat #edit2000 easy way for students missing class for extra curricular activities through technology?
  127. Q2 never totally free, planning PD for next year is ongoing #txeduchat
  128. Uh ohhh! Some of you don't take ANY time off! It's SO important to allow for sme guilt free off the planning clock time. Promise! #txeduchat
  129. @stuartkellynz Yep, because even in those moment of rare relaxation are teachable moments #txeduchat
  130. @nathan_stevens got to have goals. This summer I am going to learn Spanish... So I can translate like Mouth from #TheGoonies #txeduchat
  131. I am working on my dissertation, but I loved my coursework. Submitted stuff from Mt. Rushmore one summer. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/owl_b_torresedu/status/602644893136125952 
  132. A2: one of the two weeks will be unplugged, but I will have my books on the beach in Destin. #txeduchat
  133. @Tom_Kilgore @craigyen @JenaiaMorane Happy 2B here.. although I have always gotten failing grades when it has come to vacations. #txeduchat
  134. #txeduchat A2: Lifelong learners never leave school thoughts far behind.....
  135. @Kharima4 Right, went on a cruise this year and it was hard- no wifi, no email, no idea of what to do w/ myself. #txeduchat
  136. Thinking ahead to the upcoming vacation - here are 5 ways to combat teacher stress in the classroom -  http://bit.ly/1Es8hgK  #txeduchat
  137. #txeduchat A2 Teachers are too dedicated to take too much time off during school time to be "grow" themselves".
  138. @sandeeteach @Joesanfelippofc @8Amber8 #txeduchat Well....life is a continual process of edu, right? My latest subject? Flyball!
  139. Sorry, I am jumping in late! Cheri, 1st grade, soon to be 3rd grade NBCT from Royse City#thankheavensnoschooltomorrow #txeduchat
  140. @8Amber8 I try really hard to be edu-free during family vaca -but that's when I get all the fun edu ideas!!!:) #txeduchat
  141. A2: I honestly have almost zero problem unplugging from work. When I taught in a brick and mortar school it was much harder #txeduchat
  142. #txeduchat A2 Although "unplugged" still reading various things. Must keep the mind sharp.
  143. A2 relaxation IS twittering with my PLN. that is fun summer time, me time! #txeduchat
  144. Dropping in to say hello for a minute. Hope everyone is well. #txeduchat
  145. #txeduchat Sorry, joining late. Nick Keith, blended learning, Lancaster, TX.
  146. @ShakeUpLearning #empathy I have one day btwn now and 6/25 w/out a session or in-district training. #txeduchat
  147. @mrkempnz Good points Craig #txeduchat Teachers need to let go short-term sometimes to stay effective and innovative longterm,
  148. A2 sorry I am such a Twitter personality to take time off #txeduchat
  149. A1: hello #txeduchat! Mary from Coppell... No true vacation time in my year round position.
  150. @stuartkellynz @mrkempnz Very true Stuart, we all need a bit of reflection downtime/recharge #txeduchat
  151. Hello! Late! Family time- bday, but here! Math Coach K-5 #txeduchat
  152. @GobenMath #txeduchat Have always tried 2 make work fun and engaging & when I could slip in a game of tennis. Proud workaholic, I guess
  153. Q3: What does re-renergizing look like to you? Does it involve personalized PD? Completing pinterest projects? reading trade bks? #txeduchat
  154. My husband and I are both educators and if one is "off" the other is "on"...so basically we fit in good times throughout summer #txeduchat
  155. A2: always gathering ideas for my art classes...can't turn off the inspiration around me #txeduchat
  156. @8Amber8 Always need to balance vacation time with edu-related tasks. Gardening, baking, barbecues were the fare this wked. #txeduchat A2
  157. @MrsKemper my admin at my school is the same way. Makes me question if I really want to advance to admin #txeduchat
  158. A3: For me, the month of June (when I get to choose much more of what my days look like) are very revitalizing. #txeduchat
  159. A2: Able to get 10 days vacation. Will try my best to stay unplugged.2 Would love to keep up with twitter chats #txeduchat
  160. I'll have 8-10 days this summer of pure fam time out of town. Writing PBAs for five wks, then PDing for most of the remainder. #txeduchat
  161. #txeduchat Im using tweet deck but sooo many on tonight can barely read them all as they fly by
  162. @8Amber8 A3: I tend to attend PDs that will enhance my teaching, specifically technology #txeduchat
  163. A3 Re-energizing is doing things not directly connected to edu., but that I know can have an influence on what I do #txeduchat
  164. A3) Re-energizing involves personalized PD. I find that PD that works for me. Connect with others and learn together. #txeduchat
  165. @8Amber8 Re-energizing means winding down & winding up w passion-filled projects. #txeduchat
  166. A3: A little autonomy and choice goes a long way. This summer I hope to catch up on my reading and do some personal PD. #txeduchat
  167. #txeduchat A3: I will re-energize at #DENSI15. It is PD that isn't PD. I can't wait to be there.
  168. A3: lately it's meant sleeping a lot :) starting back with running, fitness for the summer #txeduchat
  169. @GrundlerArt #txeduchat Ooooo HOT in AZ in summer. Have great Auntie in Sun City. Whew!
  170. A3 Also like to read books related to other topics to see how they relate to edu. #txeduchat
  171. A3: Reenergizing means setting new goals and projects/books that help me w/said goals #txeduchat
  172. A3 I recharge by attending #edcamp and learning about new pieces of tech. #txeduchat
  173. Q3: All of the above- reading always, bit of relaxing, couple of conferences & edcamps to get/keep the brain moving! #txeduchat
  174. A3: re-charging for me means family time - time to get down to what really matters in my life #txeduchat
  175. A2: Summer Math PD! I fill my calendar share and learn from others! My favorite time of year! #txeduchat
  176. @nathan_stevens I have been a lifelong member for years but will have to count on you to bring the glitter. #txeduchat
  177. @cvarsalona @8Amber8 A2: YES! Weeding, baking, reading poolside, power walking, all great de-stressors. #txeduchat
  178. Q3 so ready to travel- that's my recharge! Taking our 11 year old to Yellowstone! #txeduchat
  179. #txeduchat A3 Re-energizing is ongoing with conversations with PLN. Summer edcamp this year, can't wait.
  180. A3)Reconnecting with the family. Road trips. Reading and reflecting. Writing. Laughing. #txeduchat
  181. A3 Re-Energizing is really about stepping back & engulfing myself in life, passions & family. I'm more than my career #txeduchat
  182. A3: Sleeping late, reading children's lit, prof books, and spending time with grandbabies. #txeduchat
  183. A3: the biggest impact of re-energizing is simply to be on ones own timeline instead of one you must follow #txeduchat
  184. A3: Also love taking the summer to attend conferences and workshops...lots of learning! #txeduchat
  185. A3: the other thing I love to do is blog - a lot of my "down time" is spent on  http://www.mrkempnz.com  and #whatisschool #txeduchat
  186. A2 - Glad I'm not alone in finding time to relax and unwind because we love what we do! :) #txeduchat
  187. A3. Reading, reading, and not having a schedule. Will do both personal and professional reading. #txeduchat
  188. A3: Reflecting on the past, considering a new year, new chapter, new ideas. Reading, sharing, gaining, considering opportunities. #txeduchat
  189. @8Amber8 A3: I reenergize through summer #bookaday: Plenty of reading and books, books, books! #txeduchat
  190. @8Amber8 A3: Spending time with my family, reading, connecting w/ friends, writing blog posts, creating memories. #txeduchat
  191. Take just a moment to follow some of the people in #txeduchat tonight - you will be glad you did "GROW your PLN"
  192. @aaron_hogan #txeduchat I love that moment when I wake up at the regular time then realize I don't have to get up. Ahhhhhhh.....
  193. A3: For me it means connecting with incredible edus and thinking without running back to the office to implement. #txeduchat
  194. A3: reenergizing means house projects, yard work, lunch with famous people like @8Amber8 and summer reading list next to pool #txeduchat
  195. A3: as an introvert, it means recharging with some alone time! #txeduchat
  196. A3 Reading, swimming, writing, camping, mining and exploring. I want to hike to some new to me waterfalls this summer #txeduchat
  197. #txeduchat A3 Trying/trialing new digital ed options. Letting the mind wander!
  198. Q3: Reenergize means reading positive books such as @JonGordon11 and staying away from work. Good time to start walking. #txeduchat
  199. @ReidGenise Definitely a time for me to think about what I did, how to make it better, & find new ideas #txeduchat
  200. Q3: Feel super recharged after txeduchat, books about education, pinterest, connecting with other educators, reading blogs, #txeduchat
  201. Q3 sharing ideas w/ like minded educators re-energize my batteries. finding others out there who believe it can be done. #txeduchat
  202. A3: visiting family, selected pd 2 learn new skills or enhance them, reading, learning about grants 2get supplies for lib & Ss #txeduchat
  203. Is anyone from our #txeduchat going to @NAESP in CA this summer to unwind, connect and learn?
  204. @8Amber8 A3: Comes down to remembering who I am and why I do what I do. Refocusing my passion. #txeduchat
  205. @Tom_Kilgore a3: my re-energizing comes from time off but also from amazing PD/summer conferences #txeduchat
  206. @aaron_hogan It is. I'll have a few days at home & will make the most of it. Fam comes first no matter what's at stake. #txeduchat
  207. Sorry #txeduchat and @8Amber8 but I have to go do some teacher PD :) have a great rest of the chat-thanks for connecting :) well done Amber!
  208. @craigyen #txeduchat Just curious. Do U see yourself as an extrovert? Love connecting with others but need lots of time to myself 2 recharge
  209. A3 This would be completing all of the Pinterest projects I would love to do and work for my UGA summer courses like #edit2000 #txeduchat
  210. A3: getting away from wifi (especially when on a cruise) &enjoying family and friends while soaking in what nature offers #txeduchat #cruise
  211. I will be secretly pretending I'm happy for all my friends at #ISTE2015 while I'm at home #greenwithenvy #txeduchat
  212. a3 Re-energizing is reading and planning ways to improve. Looking at data. #txeduchat
  213. A3: All of the above! I'm into Coursera free teacher PD lately. Self paced, no commitment to others. Curated resources. #txeduchat
  214. @grizfan99 thanks for connecting Stephanie - looking forward to learning together #txeduchat
  215. A3: give time for my personal photography. Can't wait for @ATPI summer conference! Re-energize with fellow photo Ts. #txeduchat
  216. @nathan_stevens @martysnowpaw #txeduchat Ummmm...okay. Can everyone see the glitter I just poured over my head?
  217. @utalaniz @8Amber8 yes! Keeping up w/new YA titles is part of my job...being able to read poolside is way more re-energizing #txeduchat
  218. @ShakeUpLearning my fam out of town for long weekend... I couldn't go b/c of work. Have to admit it's nice being alone #txeduchat
  219. A3 Live music, motivational readings,vision board revisiting & goal setting. Reevaluating where I am,? I have done & what needs.. #txeduchat
  220. A3: #txeduchat SLEEP reenergizes me! Reconnecting with friends not in educ. and spending time reflecting. #metime
  221. @jedipadmaster Watch the #txeduchat hashtag Toby, we will be tweeting non-stop to keep everyone up to date!
  222. A3: #txeduchat I track all the things I cld have done better all year, and summer is when i plan on how to make those things better!
  223. A3 I do love to float the TX rivers with my teenagers all summer too! definitely helps Can Do attitude #txeduchat
  224. Q3: Last year I took a Disney Vacation. That totally re-energized me. #txeduchat
  225. A3) Doing/researching something you always wanted to do but you put it off all year because of a running list of tasks. #txeduchat
  226. Kirsten Wilson, IT Coach, late to chat, I use the summer to recharge...A requirement for closet-introverts #txeduchat http://t.co/YeqlihylXh
    Kirsten Wilson, IT Coach, late to chat, I use the summer to recharge...A requirement for closet-introverts #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/YeqlihylXh
  227. @8Amber8 Same here! Great minds. Summer is a time of reflection for me. I can actually slow down and THINK! #txeduchat
  228. A:3 try 2 read for PD as well as pleasure love 2 listen 2 podcasts comedy and education find lots of connections Btween da 2 #txeduchat
  229. @WolfpackPrin Me too! Had a much needed nap today. End of the school year is so draining. One month left (for us Canucks). #txeduchat
  230. A3. Travel. Time with friends and family. AND prof reading/conferences (ISTE this summer!) #txeduchat
  231. A3: best reenergizing comes from spending time @ home w/ these two. Don't see enough of them during year!  #txeduchat http://t.co/Oqq3QCHHpw
    A3: best reenergizing comes from spending time @ home w/ these two. Don't see enough of them during year! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/Oqq3QCHHpw
  232. #txeduchat A3 I'm presenting at #mlearncon in June what I've learned via #edcamps #cue #tcea and chats. Mostly rapid prototyping and PBL.
  233. @craigyen @nathan_stevens #txeduchat Hope so. Every time I get an invitation to visit Nathan he's in his "room" & never get to see him.
  234. @BSGSCSFoster have to say I really enjoyed it... They allow lightsabers on the convention floor #ISTE2015 #txeduchat
  235. #txeduchat A3 Mrs keeps trying to explain how I can use Pinterest but I don't get pinning. #owie
  236. @bookfin It is draining! Looking forward to my summertime 3 day wknds! #txeduchat
  237. @craigyen if you are watching I'd better get to work... Where is Sheep? Where is Tytus? #txeduchat
  238. #txeduchat A3: RE-energize=time in nature (even better if can get in ocean), reading & writing poetry just for me with NO deadlines - Lovely
  239. A3: I re-energize daily with a good run and now and then with a family weekend road trip #txeduchat
  240. A3: Getting away w/ my wife and boys. Completely disconnecting for a bit. Which I need to do now! Enjoy the rest of the chat! #txeduchat
  241. @bookfin #txeduchat Ohhhh you just reminded me of a waterfall I know of on Maui. Miss that island & the dolphins I swam with daily. Sigh...
  242. #txeduchat A3 Camping out has opened up a whole new PD dimension.
  243. @urbie As I explain it to the non-Tweeters. Pinboard = hashtag. #txeduchat
  244. @grizfan99 Yes one of my summer goals is to listen to audio version of his book "Everyone communicates..." #txeduchat
  245. @Angela_Watson rec's that u be intentional w/"free time". Like mkng a list or a schedule, & mapping out ur mental off & on time. #txeduchat
  246. A3: Personal recharge: Catching up on YA lit. by beach or pool, for sure! #downtime #txeduchat
  247. Q4: What's something you can commit to RIGHT NOW that you want to get done? #txeduchat
  248. To add to everyone, fam time is extremely important, when you are unplugged, u learn what is most important and get inspired #txeduchat
  249. @matthew_arend Yep! My wonderful hubby is the only one missing from that pic! :( #txeduchat
  250. A3 We are taking my 12 year old to football camp at University of Michigan, my husbands fave team. He wants to meet Harbaugh #txeduchat