Then, a couple weeks ago, Ross LeBrun revived #SlowChatEd to talk about being thankful. Although I couldn't participate for the entire week, I was reminded how much I liked the slow chat format. So, this coming week I plan to hijack (I mean moderate) #SlowChatEd to talk about "making ideas real."
As I've shared before, joining Twitter has done wonders for me as a teacher. Before Twitter, I was still an avid reader of big education websites like Edutopia and a few teacher blogs. I attended conferences and professional development classes whenever I got the chance and I was always looking for new ideas in my classroom. When I hear a great idea, I want to put it into action right away! Sometimes, though, I had so many great new ideas that I just couldn't make them work. Being on Twitter has only made it worse - my TweetDeck columns are never-ending waterfalls of new ideas. How can I make the best of these ideas into reality?
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Monday: Share an idea you recently implemented in your school.
Tuesday: What are your favorite sources for new ideas?
Wednesday: How do you manage the flow of ideas?
Thursday: Share an idea you are working on now. How are you moving from idea to reality?
Friday: How can we support each other and our colleagues to implement new ideas?
I have a few follow-up questions in mind for some of the days, too. I hope this will be a valuable discussion and I hope to see you there!