05-31-15 Chat Archive

Mattering is the Agenda #txeduchat with @AngelaMaiers

  1. Q1: When was the last time someone told you that #YouMatter? How did that feel? #txeduchat
  2. @Tom_Kilgore thanks i was drawn in by @AngelaMaiers promise that we'll leave the keyboard smiling :) glad to meet u all #txeduchat
  3. #txeduchat middle school computer teacher in Cali, (went through school in TX) Glad to be here for the first time
  4. @AngelaMaiers Yesterday..the day before that..and right now actually. #youmatter! It's an incredible feeling! #txeduchat
  5. @Tom_Kilgore You let me know when to start the first questions! Fingers Ready!! #txeduchat
  6. A1: hear this from a few students each day, and often from my colleague @the_seema_shah who inspires me daily! #txeduchat
  7. #txeduchat A1: For me that came when I was told my position for next school year...I went from being a 4th grade T to an Inst. Tech. Coach
  8. A1: Last week a student said, "Mrs. Hill, I hate that I'm leaving for middle school, b/c I only had 1 year w you & I need more." #txeduchat
  9. A1: Our "Hall of Fame" seniors write what are essentially "You Matter" letters to educators. Fantastic, moving experience! #txeduchat
  10. A1: it was a month ago. I felt just like everything was out of control. Turned my day around #txeduchat
  11. A1: our superintendent told us that we mattered in his state of the district address back in January, it made me feel appreciated #txeduchat
  12. A2: You can never go wrong by telling people "You Matter." #txeduchat
  13. @heatherklandrum sadly that is the case for most everyone I talk to! It is easy to forget we NEED to hear that we matter. #txeduchat
  14. A2 I tell kids and teachers everyday that they are amazing! As an AP learning and knowing names is where it is at! #txeduchat
  15. #txeduchat A2 I wrote a blog post about appreciating others and it was well received by my readers. I need to tell my wife and kids more.
  16. A2: I use @RemindHQ to communicate inspiration to staff a few times weekly. The little things. :) #txeduchat
  17. A1: our student council holds teacher Oscars at the end of the year. They tell us we matter. Special! #txeduchat http://t.co/hkuYZWCopN
    A1: our student council holds teacher Oscars at the end of the year. They tell us we matter. Special! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/hkuYZWCopN
  18. Last week talking with teachers that they are the difference makers and our kids are the proof #txeduchat
  19. A1:Two grdmothers @ our EOY awards prgrm who took pics of me and my current St and brought my former St who graduates this week. #txeduchat
  20. A2: a 1st year T was having difficulty adjusting, she needed a pick me and told her she mattered. her response: a great big smile #txeduchat
  21. A2: told one of my graduating seniors they matter and this was only the beginning #txeduchat
  22. A2) You tell people every day that #youmatter by your actions. Sometimes it's the little things. #txeduchat
  23. @BucyBetsy Betsy, you're moving, too? BEST as you transplant and transition! #txeduchat
  24. Giving your time and full attention to people, especially people typically neglected or pushed to the margins says, "You Matter" #txeduchat
  25. @AngelaMaiers This week with my learners. They are willing to persevere when they know they matter...and their work matters. #txeduchat
  26. @PaulSolarz @AngelaMaiers Hey, doing the same thing! :) Had to take a break to say hi to my friends because #youmatter GR8 PLN! #txeduchat
  27. A2: All the time! My sister for helping me with my kids so I can #txeduchat Response was, you always help me. :)
  28. It needs to be sincere though, people and little people know when it is not #txeduchat #youmatter
  29. When students tell each other is the most meaningful. After recent presentations, my classes united #Ssmatter #txeduchat
  30. A2 Told my preteen son this morning who responded with a smile and "You've told me that before." That's a preteen thanks #txeduchat
  31. A2 that #YouMatter smile is the best response after telling someone they matter. It's all about filling our bucket! @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat
  32. A2: I just wrote a note to our principal that is leaving, we will miss her terribly, and she has been a great leader! #txeduchat
  33. #txeduchat A1 weshare affirmations at our staff meetings. Often the best and most impression making part of the hour.
  34. @KFislar @the_seema_shah #txeduchat It's the unsolicited off-the-cuff comments that mean so much and keep you going.
  35. A1: It's nice to hear from others, but we need to remind ourselves that we make a difference, b/c we do 👉  http://ow.ly/i/b4Ekd  #txeduchat
  36. A2: I write a note to each teacher I observe in their class when they're showing off their craft and working w/ Ss. #txeduchat
  37. A2: My husband just called me a "techy" and I left the chat to tell him he "matters". He chuckled. #txeduchat
  38. @FinEdChat nice! Real world skills will matter so much to their futures #txeduchat
  39. #txeduchat show #youmatter in meetings and recognizing work colleagues, Ps and admin do. I let others know
  40. @Mrneilhistory We're down to 1750. We split 3 years ago. First year to have 2 full graduating classes in College Station. #txeduchat
  41. @bethhill2829 @RemindHQ Now this...is a great idea!!! I will have to do this!!VERY Soon! #txeduchat
  42. Important to remind staff they matter especially when going through change. Some words of encouragement can lead to great things #txeduchat
  43. A2: Today my friend Lisa adapted her artwork so I can posterize it for my new office for me. #youmatter #txeduchat http://t.co/ZDJLiy4kEd
    A2: Today my friend Lisa adapted her artwork so I can posterize it for my new office for me. #youmatter #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/ZDJLiy4kEd
  44. A2: Made me reflect. Haven't really told someone #YouMatter. Starting w/ husband 2night, then will tell colleagues, Ss, friends. #txeduchat
  45. We often let people know they matter just by listening, being there, and smiling #txeduchat
  46. #txeduchat Don't miss Marty Keltz's amazing video of how he taught himself he matters! Shocking, inspiring reminder:  http://ln.is/www.youtube.com/xfVXM 
  47. #txeduchat a2: today. While cleaning the house with my husband. Teamwork matters
  48. A2: I try and tell people as much as possible, either through words or actions. It doesn't take much to lift someone up! #txeduchat
  49. @JeremeyWilder Great way to gain understanding of impact we have on each other Jeremey! #txeduchat
  50. @AngelaMaiers Different because I was appreciated for wisdom and perseverance through good times and bad.It seemed more specific. #txeduchat
  51. A2: Made our outgoing principal a lip dub to let her know she mattered just last Wednesday!  https://youtu.be/re7ukmmVFUU  #txeduchat
  52. A1: Last week was last week with my Ss, and I told them they are the reason why I teach! Love them! #txeduchat
  53. @poida Yes, especially when you make CC cookies or a cheese snack for your friends. :) #txeduchat
  54. Important to fill other's bucket with positive comments. Makes you feel better to tell others how they impact and support you #txeduchat
  55. A2: BTW...Telling people "they matter" makes me feel better too. It's a "win-win." #txeduchat
  56. @Tom_Kilgore #txeduchat Great words, sometimes it'd be nice if the sentiments can a little bit earlier.
  57. A2: Our staff emails "Thankful Thursdays" each week to each other! Great morale boost! #txeduchat
  58. @txeduchat #txeduchat A2 Try to tell others daily, or as much as poss, people need to hear it, feel valued, positive.Makes me feel gd to say
  59. A2: I do my best to drop everything & attend events my educators invite me to - important to them, important to me #youmatter. #txeduchat
  60. @aaron_hogan absolutely! Just a look in the eyes and a listening ear say it profoundly #txeduchat #youmatter
  61. Nominated a friend for @BammyAwards because she is fantastic at what she does. #txeduchat
  62. A2 As the official assistant dean of dimwittery and shenanigans, I am charge of chest bumps for the college #txeduchat
  63. @BucyBetsy Me, too. School next door, to nurture the seeds I've planted. Still hard to let the littles go. #txeduchat
  64. #txeduchat Q2, When was the last time you told someone #youmatter ? How did they respond?
  65. @snydesn2 I know! I need to tell my hubby more as well. Could you share your blog post? #txeduchat
  66. '@aaron_hogan It's astounding that such a simple message is so powerful - yet #youmatter touches people like nothing else. #txeduchat
  67. @knikole #txeduchat It's always nice to know your efforts are making a difference straight from the students, very uplifting.
  68. @Mrneilhistory @Give2Kids I'm happy to talk more about it later if you'd like/if you have questions #txeduchat
  69. @sandeeteach @AngelaMaiers Hi Sandee! Happy Sunday night! Hope you are well! Have a great week ahead. #txeduchat
  70. A2: I send TY messages nearly every week - often old school paper TY cards. It's a real relationship builder! #txeduchat
  71. @Sciology @BammyAwards Best feeling in the world to nominate and recognize people for greatness #txeduchat
  72. @AngelaMaiers My wife is in education also, she tells me I matter in education and at home, but not quite as specific. #txeduchat
  73. A2:Itold my student who I mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters that she mattered and that she is going to excel in middle school! #txeduchat
  74. Why do you think #youmatter packs such power and impacts people so deeply? #txeduchat
  75. Nothing beats face to face, but I also have a staff blog that I use let staff that why they do each day matters. #txeduchat
  76. @JenaiaMorane Thank you Jena, its been a long journey.. The labels are like tattoos & are hard to get rid of even 60 years later #txeduchat
  77. A2: Ts on our ed tech team helped me out big time this week. Sent a Friday email telling them I couldn’t do it w/out them #txeduchat
  78. A2 I put a sticky note on a particular teachers computer telling them why they matter for Motivation Monday. #txeduchat
  79. We have "Snaps for the Pack" on white board in lounge so staff can leave thanks/recognition notes for one another. #txeduchat
  80. @kcoleman876 that is great to hear. I promise it is so worth the effort!! It changes you. It changed me! #txeduchat
  81. A1: got the most amazing email from a colleague a few weeks ago. Made everything matter for me. #txeduchat http://t.co/QbcH6trt6N
    A1: got the most amazing email from a colleague a few weeks ago. Made everything matter for me. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/QbcH6trt6N
  82. @wepple48858 AMEN. Unbelievable the opp. for future communication and trust that creates. #txeduchat
  83. Well if @MrsJones_Merton is there I feel like I should check out #txeduchat Hi everybody! Julie from St Louis
  84. @R_H_Steele #txeduchat Same here. Often we assume that people know how much we value them, they don't always do until we tell them.
  85. I try to tell my teachers they matter everyday and got them a shirt for T App Week in case they forget... #txeduchat http://t.co/nDAoTSsyPC
    I try to tell my teachers they matter everyday and got them a shirt for T App Week in case they forget... #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/nDAoTSsyPC
  86. We know the chat is moving fast tonight. Don't worry, go ahead and jump into the conversation. We archive #txeduchat every week.
  87. A2: Told a T on Fri..she was the reason that Ss made huge gains and we would b there for her while her hubs is deployed to Korea #txeduchat
  88. A2: On Friday I told one of my closest friends how much she matters to me. It was a great moment for both of us! #txeduchat
  89. @alclifecoaching fantastic! Would love to hear more about the training! Sounds like it right up my alley! #txeduchat
  90. #Txeduchat Just told a librarian today & she was skeptical til saw the video I made of her. You matter @butterfli820 http://t.co/FeM3dqcRPj
    #Txeduchat Just told a librarian today & she was skeptical til saw the video I made of her. You matter @butterfli820 pic.twitter.com/FeM3dqcRPj
  91. Totally got Q2 backward ~ oops. I try to comment on and pass along blog posts as a way to say #youmatter #txeduchat
  92. @julnilsmith You my friend, are a gem! Hope you're having an awesome night! #txeduchat
  93. A3: "You Matter" is so impactful because people long to make a difference. #txeduchat
  94. @Kharima4 me too! I put one on their doors, monitors and clipboards...the facial expression is priceless! #txeduchat
  95. Q2 retweet ---->>> #txeduchat When was the last time you told someone #youmatter ? How did they respond?
  96. @TylerAbernathy1 That is so powerful for teachers to hear encouragement from admin. #txeduchat
  97. A2. Time matters, and where you spend it reveals a lot. Listen with your eyes to show someone they matter. #txeduchat
  98. A2: It is a sad day when you find out it's too late to tell someone "they mattered." Don't let that happen. #txeduchat
  99. It was funny, I took my staff out for dinner before a school event on Friday night. They were so happy that I cared about them. #txeduchat
  100. A3: an attitude of gratitude makes people feel valued and in turn encourages optimism and a growth mindset #txeduchat
  101. @celiadrews Great ideas. I love these. I am going to do this with students in a tech class. #txeduchat
  102. @AngelaMaiers - here is a screen shot, edited to protect the mom's privacy, of a wonderful FB shout-out #txeduchat http://t.co/VaCwizMJhH
    @AngelaMaiers - here is a screen shot, edited to protect the mom's privacy, of a wonderful FB shout-out #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/VaCwizMJhH
  103. @AngelaMaiers #youmatter makes such a powerful impact cuz it sends the message that we make a difference, an impact in the world #txeduchat
  104. Celebrating my birthday and our anniversary, so we're headed as a family to Dairy Queen. Good night #txeduchat #YOUmatter !!
  105. @BSGSCSFoster @NicolRHoward Me too! I actually make a list to ensure that I do not forget! Call it my "Get-To-Do" List! #txeduchat
  106. @utalaniz @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat To hear such compliments from your peers is inspirational and builds collegiality.
  107. A3 #youmatter impacts people because we all like being noticed and appreciated for the work that we so #txeduchat
  108. A3: "You Matter" is so impactful because Ts spend so much time investing in others. Thankless workers must hear "You Matter" #txeduchat
  109. @TechIntegratio1 We can have the same (a #YouMatter board) in our classrooms for students to post in. #txeduchat
  110. A2: I told my co-worker that she has value and should not look for value or validation from other people like the principal #txeduchat
  111. Ts work tirelessly everyday and sometimes aren't acknowledged; once they hear thank you and #YouMatter changes thier outlook #txeduchat
  112. @sandeeteach Thank you Sandy, you do as well friend and valued member of my PLN. #txeduchat
  113. You may feel like a tiny part of a very large picture but hearing #youmatter creates community & appreciation of your uniqueness #txeduchat
  114. #txeduchat A1 @MsMagiera said that whilst asking #cue15 attendees to get on stage n dance. Which I did. Amazing n tingling electric feeling.
  115. A3 - I think everyone wants to know they are doing a good job and like a recognition once in awehile. #txeduchat #youmatter
  116. And if @julnilsmith is there I have to pop in to #txeduchat myself! Mike from the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, KY
  117. @brianmoran Make sure the ones you love hear that they matter every day because you never know #txeduchat
  118. A2: Sometimes in the "hustle bustle" of the day I forget to take the time to appreciate others=gd reminder #txeduchat http://t.co/2vQhVu3Gq1
    A2: Sometimes in the "hustle bustle" of the day I forget to take the time to appreciate others=gd reminder #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/2vQhVu3Gq1
  119. A3: It only packs power when authentic and intentional. Also, need to know how Ts/Ss receive best #youmatter #txeduchat
  120. @AngelaMaiers We've had a mysterious Ghost Writer on email all year sharing great things in our building we might not all see. #txeduchat
  121. @randi_mccracken yes indeed. Its not just inspiration we seek; its affirmation that we have value and our needed by others! #txeduchat
  122. A3: start sending radom #youmatter grams and watch people smile when they see you. #txeduchat
  123. A3: People want to be accepted for who they are, not what they have to be - simple as that. We should embrace and encourage that. #txeduchat
  124. A3: Having a grateful heart is helpful not only 4 ourselves, but 4 everyone around us. Telling someone #youmatter-reciprocity! #txeduchat
  125. A2 #txeduchat I don't assume so I am happy to share #youmatter with Ps Ts Sts admin. Important for that to be conveyed to us Ts from all.
  126. @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat I believe it's a basic human need. Our servant hearts are validated and we know we are on the right track.
  127. A3: Hearing #YouMatter provides affirmation that you are impacting others in a positive way #txeduchat
  128. #txeduchat a2: Today! I just told my mom thank you for everything she has done for me
  129. A3: Many times people don’t feel worthy. By telling someone #youmatter you remind them they are cared about and appreciated. #Txeduchat
  130. A3 We do so much as educators. It's so powerful to know your deeds and efforts are helping/reaching/influencing someone. #txeduchat
  131. @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat #YOUMATTER I already love my job, but feeling I matter to others makes me constantly strive to be better!
  132. A3 We all want and need to feel needed and that what we do is important. People crave for someone to validate them. #YouMatter #txeduchat
  133. A2: When any child talks to me - stop what I'm doing, make eye contact, and listen actively. Kids thrive and seek me out. #txeduchat
  134. #txeduchat When a ss says "I don't care" I respond "I do care about your learning, and you." A way of saying #youmatter w/ different words.
  135. A3: We need to know that the life we are living has meaning. #txeduchat
  136. Nominated a T for an award they were completely deserving of & the tears she cried reminded me how impt it is to recognize others #txeduchat
  137. @Sciology Getting to see Ts in action and affirm their work is a lot of fun. #txeduchat
  138. A2: I personally delivered every t-shirts and one T hugged me and started crying and I cried with her! Tears of joy of course! #txeduchat
  139. @lauriemeston Very true Laurie, we never know the impact we can have on someone each day #txeduchat
  140. Great way to thank staff is to tape some change to the snack machines. Stuco did that this week. Ts loves it!! #txeduchat
  141. @martysnowpaw #txeduchat Yes and yet you continue to defy those labels and share that "Spark of something Special!" http://t.co/hYibsnbZsF
    @martysnowpaw #txeduchat Yes and yet you continue to defy those labels and share that "Spark of something Special!" pic.twitter.com/hYibsnbZsF
  142. @JeremeyWilder 100 percent and we must treat it as such like water, shelter, food and air! We NEED to know we matter! #txeduchat
  143. A3: You matter makes such an impact because it is not said enough. It is assumed and that just isn't the same. #txeduchat
  144. #youmatter impacts people because everyone wants to belong & feel appreciated. All want to feel valued.It is an innate trait. #txeduchat
  145. A3 #youmatter has impact bc orgs have so many moving parts. No one wants to just feel like a cog in the system! #txeduchat
  146. #txeduchat a3: Everyone needs to know they are valued! It helps with confidence
  147. A3: "You Matter" has such deep meaning because there is nothing more worth our time than people. This phrase keeps us focused! #txeduchat
  148. #youmatter are 2 simple words that have the ability to lift someone up and acknowledge that what they are doing is powerful. #txeduchat
  149. A3:many people never hear those words. They are powerful when said sincerely & from someone whom a relationship has been built! #txeduchat
  150. @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat Went to high school graduation to tell Ss they still matter...they told me I mattered. Sweet how that works!
  151. @rsscholze Q3: Why do you think #youmatter packs such power and impacts people so deeply? #txeduchat
  152. A3: Maslow's...we all need to belong and know what our place and purpose is...acknowledgement helps us find that #txeduchat
  153. A3: feeling loved, needed, & cared for are basic human needs that's why #youmatter is impactful #txeduchat
  154. A3: #YouMatter is so impactful in our lives because it feeds one of our most basic needs--the need for acceptance. #txeduchat
  155. A3: Having value and purpose is important, having someone notice what you do, and that you matter validates what we do/who we are #txeduchat
  156. A3-People's emotions are a big part of their life. Letting them know what they do is making a difference is encouragement #txeduchat
  157. A3: Telling people they matter makes them feel important. It also makes them feel like they can make a difference in the world. #txeduchat
  158. @AngelaMaiers Because everyone wants to be seen, to be heard, to know they are adding value to the lives of others. #txeduchat
  159. #txeduchat It has been proven that if employees feel valued & appreciated perform better, have fewer absences, & are less likely to quit.
  160. A3 We all want to feel we matter to others. The passion that I have for educating Ss is refueled with #you matter encouragement. #txeduchat
  161. A3: The words #youmatter are empowering! They encourage and validate. #txeduchat
  162. A3: for all our accomplishments and struggles hearing it lets us know it was worth it #txeduchat
  163. @aaron_hogan so true! We need an occasional pat on the back. It goes a long way. #txeduchat
  164. #youmatter makes it personal goes straight to the heart and can change someones day/week/year we don't hear it enough #txeduchat
  165. Hugs and taking walks to chat about how we can change the world. #txeduchat
  166. A3 It's a basic need. Makes the hard work worthwhile. Let's you know you are making a difference. #txeduchat
  167. A3 People know it but it makes you feel good to hear it when people recognize the hard work you put in. #feelingsappreciated #txeduchat
  168. #txeduchat A3 Gratitude is powerful on the giving and receiving end. #txeduchat
  169. @txeduchat #txeduchat A3 People need to feel valued, gives meaning to what people do, builds a connection/relationship,
  170. Q3: You matter packs power because it makes people feel valued. Ss work when they feel valued just like adults. #txeduchat
  171. A3 I thik everyone wants to feel tht they make a difference and that they are recognized for efforts. #txeduchat
  172. #txeduchat A2 People don’t leave jobs the leave supervisors. When a supe says You Matter it’s a wow moment. So that’s one+
  173. A3 Because we so often are too hard on ourselves and tend to gloss over our strengths and not realize our own impact on others. #txeduchat
  174. A3. #you matter, means you have value intrinsically; people want/need to know they count just as they are. Our deepest need. #txeduchat
  175. A1: Last week a student told me "we aren't your friends, we're your family". Warm fuzzies. #txeduchat
  176. A3. We all want to matter to people. We do want people to see that what we do is important/valued. #txeduchat
  177. A3: Telling others #youmatter is a powerful tool that brings teachers/staff/students together. #txeduchat
  178. A3: I think #youmatter is important to tell people because it makes it personal and lets them know they are a value to you! #txeduchat
  179. A3: #youmatter reinforces the importance of relationships within the building and recognizes that what we do is important. #txeduchat
  180. A1 Simply being told #youmatter makes my heart beam. Showing it makes me believe I have the power to move mountains. #txeduchat
  181. @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat Ppl know that you're listening &having voice is so powerful. Empathy caring concern #mindfulness Invisible is sad
  182. A3: #youmatter is positive. Positive, kind, genuine, comments lift people up. There is power when you touch someone’s heart #txeduchat
  183. You Matter = Purpose Purpose fuels passion, and passion shapes mastery. #txeduchat
  184. @snydesn2 #txeduchat On Friday, they felt overwhelmed. They thought they weren't doing a good job. I thought they were brilliant.
  185. @McHiPride Very true Albert, it is powerful to let others know they are valued & the impact they have on us #txeduchat
  186. A3: I think we hide behind a "use words when necessary" mentality to show our appreciation. Some must hear "You Matter" spoken #txeduchat
  187. @AngelaMaiers It's amazing the light that comes into a person's face when they are reminded that they are important. #txeduchat
  188. #txeduchat A3: Cuz current edu system says U DON'T matter unless learn what & how says U should. Not celebrated 4 who U are, but what you do
  189. A3-We all leave an impact on this world before we leave it. #youmatter helps make sure impacts are positive #txeduchat
  190. Q4: How have you incorporated mattering into the agenda in your school or classroom? Please share. #txeduchat
  191. @brynmw Truly shows how much you care. It always comes back to relationships #txeduchat
  192. A3: caught a student taking a selfie in front of a "YOU MATTER" poster in our hallway this year! LOVED that and jumped in! #txeduchat
  193. @AngelaMaiers Students need to hear #youmatter but that message is also more powerful if they truly feel known as well. #txeduchat
  194. @randi_mccracken yes indeed. People light up from the inside out. Nothing more beautiful! #txeduchat
  195. @TylerAbernathy1 That is so awesome! I am glad to hear that you support Ts with encouragement for motivation. #txeduchat
  196. Sometimes those two words might be all someone needs to keep them going. That's pretty powerful! #txeduchat
  197. @knikole It's the pick me up that some people need! For some, it'll last the whole six weeks! #txeduchat
  198. A3: You might not be able to give raises or a bonus, but you can give recognition that is free, but priceless! #txeduchat
  199. At our school we have a shout out board. We need to be more mindful of how we tell students #youmatter in our class #txeduchat
  200. Get down on a knee, look a little kid in the eye, and explain how their behavior choices effect everyone because they matter. #txeduchat
  201. #txeduchat A2 Read somewhere: Someone at the right place at the right time can make a difference. You Matter acknowledges that.
  202. @MrsJones_Merton the first time I told a troubled student I cared like that, it made him cry and later that day apologize to me #txeduchat
  203. A4: I plan to bring #YouMatter into my classroom through various daily activities. I would love to hear some ideas!! #Txeduchat
  204. @Tom_Kilgore #txeduchat Actually this morning to my 4yo. Almost got suffocated in response!
  205. A3: For eds - there's so much blame and negativity. #YouMatter is a ray of light. #txeduchat
  206. A3: #youmatter can make all the difference in giving up or keeping it up! #txeduchat
  207. #txeduchat I recently interviewed for a position with a district & had an admin wonder aloud about my "loyalty" to someone who wasn't to me.
  208. A4: Handwritten notes to students and staff, shoutouts on the intercom, and seeking out students to praise them. #txeduchat
  209. A4: I take the time to listen to everything my Ss have to say so that they feel like what they have to say matters to me #txeduchat
  210. @kyleredford it is absolutely essential that they hear and know that everyday! #txeduchat
  211. A4: We make time for Ts/Admin to acknowledge ea other at faculty mtgs ea week...Leopard $ are signed and given-can use @ EOY #txeduchat
  212. @theignitEDteach Important to allow students to have a voice. It is their class too. #txeduchat
  213. @craigyen I couldn't agree with you more. It's always about positive relationships and showing students that they matter. #txeduchat
  214. Saying #youmatter begins a relationship where caring respect& understanding are part of the spoken/unspoken exchange that happens #txeduchat
  215. @i2marketing Time only knows one direction. #YouMatter and all the other good we do in the world must obey the laws of time. #txeduchat
  216. A3: Everyone needs 2 feel that they make a difference and matter to someone-everyone needs to be valued, have value & give value #txeduchat
  217. A4: #youmatter to launch a district-wide PBL to raise awareness of "diversabilities" here's the result.  http://youtu.be/1v2EmpOZ678  #txeduchat
  218. We do shout outs that I post in my staff communication. #txeduchat
  219. A4: Use daily kudos sharing & learners love to tell others how much they matter, how they impact them. Thnx to @5Dneighborhood ! #txeduchat
  220. A4 I begin lessons with: You are amazing. We are all learners. I have come to learn. #txeduchat @AngelaMaiers
  221. A4: I don't want to play this card but my second book all the characters are based on my students and why I'm trying to fund it #txeduchat
  222. A4: I think telling ppl they matter via a note is powerful. They can keep it, hang it up & re-read it! #Mustdomoreofthat! #txeduchat
  223. @kcoleman876 @mochagirl right on---people change lives and the world! Tech just makes it more handy! #txeduchat
  224. #txeduchat A3: Also believe each soul KNOWS it's here 4 a purpose w/gift 2 give. Can't give it w/out being seen. Seeing someone=great gift
  225. A4: For #teacherappreciationweek we brought bfast, lunch, cake and ice cream for our Ts to show how much they mean to the team #txeduchat
  226. A4. Once a week we share Good News; anything awesome in Ss' lives. We celebrate what natters to each other :) #txeduchat
  227. A4: classroom meetings. Students are given a chance to thank each other. #txeduchat
  228. @txeduchat @AngelaMaiers Q4: For every question,concern /comment I get I make sure I stop & say thank you for what you are doing!#txeduchat
  229. A4: @AngelaMaiers We used mattering as the basis for our intro to the school year & #havpassion projects w/ 5th gr Ss #txeduchat
  230. A4: we tell each other You Matter at the beginning and end of every class. We write notes, make posters, send emails&make videos! #txeduchat
  231. A4 We have a shared Genius Notebook. It is powerful when another student adds a genius moment concerning another student. #txeduchat
  232. #txeduchat I believe the #youmatter program is outstanding and so vital for students and adults.
  233. Tonight @AngelaMaiers is giving away a "Mattering is the Agenda" kit to the top tweeter in #txeduchat results will be posted after the chat.
  234. @mimitexas it's powerful, first time I said it to a troubled 8th grade student he cried, and later apologized for his behavior. #txeduchat
  235. A4: Thinking of ways to tell others #youmatter someone mentioned Motivating Mondays! I think I will start this at my school! #txeduchat
  236. @AngelaMaiers A4 in the books we read In our Wonder Wall of learning in our teachable moments. School: in our community service #txeduchat
  237. A4 Every day as kids walk out my door they give me a high five and tell me what they learned and why they're awesome! #txeduchat
  238. A3: #youmatter #txeduchat Everyone wants to feel worth in what they are using their time for. Educators matter and need to know they rock!
  239. A3 A lot of lonely Ss in crowded rooms. Ts and Ss both need it said openly and often. #txeduchat
  240. A3: Think "mattering" is deepest need when we are being. As teachers, we give so so much and mattering is even more important! #txeduchat
  241. A4 During PBL experiences, team members talk to each other about why each of them matters. Powerful coming from peers. #txeduchat
  242. A4: In discipline conversations I often come back to the role students play on our campus. They matter deeply to our campus. #txeduchat
  243. A4 Each week my principal sends out a weekly preview.we can send info for special shout outs to Ts and staff for doing st awesome #txeduchat
  244. A3: sometimes we feel we are alone and when a peer says #youmatter and make a difference, life changing #txeduchat
  245. @Tom_Kilgore Hey friend! How are you doing down there w/ all of that H2O? Are you dry and safe? Hope so! #txeduchat
  246. @AngelaMaiers I make it a point to spend time reminding ALL students that they are smart individuals who WILL do amazing things. #txeduchat
  247. A4: Leaders need to prove everyone matters, take on their roles, do their duty, pick up some trash, and do lunch duty. SERVE! #txeduchat
  248. A4: i stand by my door every period and greet my students by name and either high five or fist bump them #youmatter #txeduchat
  249. you matter you are good enough you are loved...3 sentences that my littles hear in my classroom #relationships #txeduchat #youmatter
  250. A4: For my time poor staff, I've told them that any time off class is theirs, and apart from meetings, they are to leave early. #txeduchat
  251. A4. Had a place to put their awesome art projects up for the rest of the school to see. #txeduchat
  252. A2 When I look a student (or anyone) in the eye and tell them they matter, I see they spirit open up. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/tom_kilgore/status/605182715709812736 
  253. @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat @txeduchat A4 Focus on something positive each day, talk w/Ss, highlight their achvts,
  254. A4: also my author copy is going to my co teacher's daughter who was born 3 months early with an original page by my artist #txeduchat
  255. @MsBal4EVA That is a great idea! A lot of times students don’t feel like what they have to say matters & this definitely helps! #txeduchat
  256. @randi_mccracken they will live up to that awesome and beyond!!! Thanks for doing that Randi!! #txeduchat
  257. a4) we need to do a better job of incorporating into teacher education so future teachers know they can make a difference early #txeduchat
  258. A3: We invest out time, energy, and hearts into our kids. We Show them that they matter. #txeduchat
  259. #txeduchat A4 When I get feedback on a training session, either via direct observation or from an instrument, mattering drives improvement.
  260. @mrlosik @AngelaMaiers a secret group of students began a Twitter where Ss/teachers/admin were told publicly HOW they mattered #txeduchat
  261. A4 havent done it enough, really need 2 remember more positive change happens from being positive, and #youmatter is a good start #txeduchat
  262. A4: morning announcements end with "I'm a genius,you're a genius.We are world changers!" Said between elbow partners! Great start #txeduchat
  263. A4: When a Ss has hurt another Ss feeling I explain to the Ss that he hurt his feeling so that they know that feelings matter #txeduchat
  264. A3: It shows importance of existence .... social psychology ! #txeduchat
  265. A4: Every staff meeting agenda has "You Make My Day" Ts can say TY to anyone publicly for big and little ways they mattered. #txeduchat
  266. @Rdene915 @txeduchat I actually made a schedule in my room to do that specifically with at least five kids a day! #txeduchat
  267. #txeduchat Last year telling @AngelaMaiers that she matters was great because what she does certainly does.
  268. @MrsJones_Merton We are doing well Heidi thnx for asking, so many are not though & our thoughts go out to them tonight #txeduchat
  269. Q4: My staff and I have used twitter to show Ss they matter. In return, Ss have shown us how much we matter to them. #gratitude #txeduchat
  270. A4 when I was in the classroom, during morning work, I would whisper to each student something positive. #txeduchat
  271. @AngelaMaiers I know it's a good lesson when the students have again inspired me and stunned me with what they are doing. #txeduchat
  272. A4- at staff meetings we have two awards. 1 for content teams 1 for overall. Reason is given and you get to keep te #txeduchat
  273. A4) Not yet a teacher! Plan on having lesson: students tell each other why they matter & tell three positive qualities they have! #txeduchat
  274. @nalang1 #txeduchat Storytelling=heart of what makes us human - how we make sense of world. LUV empowering kids 2 find & tell their stories
  275. @txeduchat Q4: Lots of 'stuff' happens in classrooms & its important to show #youmatter Thank U is more than words. #txeduchat
  276. A4: for the students, we make sure that they are acknowledged and appreciated daily. Just saying hi/chatting when on duty works. #txeduchat
  277. @sandeeteach @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat Each week, I start my class with one piece of good news for each student from the weekend.
  278. A4: Have not done it explicitly often enough but will make sure it is part of my next school year. #txeduchat
  279. A4 We work really hard to help our L's identify authentic audiences for their work. Sends the message, "You Matter!" #txeduchat
  280. A4: When I greet my kids at the door every day, I show them that they matter. #txeduchat
  281. A4: Our school has little notes in the office that we can place in a colleague's mailbox to tell them how much they matter. #txeduchat
  282. @amanda_nies We have to cultivate a climate where students want to share; we "do" life together. :)#txeduchat
  283. "You is kind. You is smart. You is important" ='s #youmatter. Quote from Kathryn Stockett from "The Help" #txeduchat
  284. A4: next year I want to have whole class journals going so Ss can share their voice in writing too! #txeduchat
  285. A4: I greet students and parents every morning at the front doors. They come in knowing they matter! My fav way to start my day! #txeduchat
  286. Q3:Education is hard work and a thk you, smile, kind word fuels a T to do more, go further and give more. Ts want to make a diff. #txeduchat
  287. A4: It's a leader's responsibility to communicate how each stakeholder matters. Serve your people well! #txeduchat http://t.co/7PBYqgXP0s
    A4: It's a leader's responsibility to communicate how each stakeholder matters. Serve your people well! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/7PBYqgXP0s
  288. I am tweeting as fast as I can, and I can't stop smiling this stream is so inspiring!! THIS is why I LOVE MY JOB!!! #txeduchat
  289. #txeduchat A4 Taking an active interest in the lives of my students and colleagues.
  290. A4 1st 5 min of every class devoted to good things. Big or small every Ss gets a chance to let other Ss me into their lives #txeduchat
  291. Q4 Working @neprisapp allows me to see the impact of connections between industry and classroom, mentors #youmatter daily! #txeduchat
  292. @reyrodriguez_ #txeduchat The personal touch makes the learning relationship much easier and collaborative.
  293. A-4: By teaching and integrating the basic skills of goal setting - buy-in and direction matters #txeduchat
  294. Greeting Ss by name (all 500) ;) as they arrive every morning is another way to help them know they matter & that we care #txeduchat
  295. @sandeeteach #txeduchat Loved visiting your class. I left feeling so happy and inspired. Thank you Sandy
  296. #txeduchat Mostly we think about letting Ss know "You Matter" Just as important in today's Media environment 2 let teachers know You Matter!
  297. A4: Our Super Hero theme this year recognizes our school S heroes each week at school assembly. Get to wear a cape and all! #txeduchat
  298. @kyleredford and they can tell instantly if you are sincere! You can't fake authenticity! #txeduchat
  299. @AngelaMaiers #txeduchat #YOUMATTER Can you imagine what our school culture be like if everyone truly believed they mattered?
  300. @TX_SchCounselor ooooh!! That's my next new school year bulletin board!! What a GREAT idea! #txeduchat
  301. Yes, I shook hands with each S every morning. One day I was busy and Ss called me out on not handshaking #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/english_roy/status/605185258477121536 
  302. A4 to my Ks: you are learners you are teachers you are friends We have joy in our hearts. We care #txeduchat
  303. A4: taking the time to show that we are interested in more than a Ss education is key to establishing relationships that matter #txeduchat
  304. @christybrenn Okay! I am so doing this on my door next year! Love it! Thank you! #txeduchat
  305. @reyrodriguez_ I think this a simple great idea! It can turn a kid's bad day into a good one fast! #txeduchat