Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Power of Connected Educators




What started with a simple tweet at 1:30 yesterday resulted in the long list of tips, ideas, and resources all tailored for the New Teachers & Staff members at Millville Public Schools. Some, offered simple statements while others pointed the group to links with deep resources. All were offered out of good faith for trying to help other educators starting a career by others who have been there - done that. Did I mention, all of the professional support was FREE. It is an amazing time we live in. I am hopeful that we will start the revolution that will abandon the concept of linear education (standardization) to a customized era of education that allows students to explore, through their talents, the world around them. My hope is we will see an era free of standardized assessment which is used primarily to label schools and teachers as failures, where we learn that children (no different than adults) learn at different rates of speed and in different modalities. Our schools should become learning labs, where students can freely apply their learning in a way that is respectful of their dreams. Some day...


Resources -

Michele Mislevy @pashell
4h
Don't reinvent the wheel. Check out Livebinders for resources. bit.ly/H1JNQz . Free to use and make. #ntmps
BethRitterGuth @BethRitterGuth
5h
Best of luck to #ntmps!! Have a sensational year! Advice: Your facial expressions can make or break a student. Be kind. Be fair. Smile.
Andy Fogg @foggandy
7h
@drgentile_mps #ntmps ensure students work harder than you during lessons
 in reply to @drgentile_mps
Chris Curtis @Xris32
8h
RT @syded06: #ntmps Twitter allows for collaboration, conversation and confidence building. Plus someone out there can help #edchat
Jennie Snyder, Ed.D. @POUSDSupt
10h
RT @tomwhitby: A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education zite.to/OCCYuY #Edchat #ntmps
Jamie Heard @jamieheard
11h
@drgentile_mps Always show students that you care about them and never stop being a student yourself. #ntmps
Dr. David Gentile @drgentile_mps
13h
Thank all of you! Great tips and insights #ntmps I want them to see the power of connectedness! #suptchat #njed #edchat #ntmps
Jimmy V @jimmygunner
14h
RT @WHS_Principal: Twitter to me = learning anytime, anywhere with anyone that wants to share their knowledge and experiences. #ntmps
Kevin Carroll @WHS_Principal
14h
I created a school twitter account @WaldwickWHS to keep my school community informed #ntmps
Kevin Carroll @WHS_Principal
14h
I use twitter everyday to connect with other educators, share ideas & gather info that can help my school & teachers #ntmps
Kevin Carroll @WHS_Principal
14h
Twitter to me = learning anytime, anywhere with anyone that wants to share their knowledge and experiences. #ntmps
Kevin Carroll @WHS_Principal
14h
Welcome to Twitter from Waldwick HS in New Jersey #ntmps
Alicia Discepola @AliciaDiscepola
15h
RT @drgentile_mps: Cont'd call for help. Tweet a tip/resource 4 my new tchers to #ntmps I want them to see the power of connectedness! # ...
Steve Constantino @smconstantino
15h
RT @jleib75: Don't forget to listen and be sensitive to parents anxiety, it maybe greater than kids #ntmps. Use your mentors!
Jesse Leib @jleib75
15h
Don't forget to listen and be sensitive to parents anxiety, it maybe greater than kids #ntmps. Use your mentors!
Eric Sheninger @NMHS_Principal
16h
@drgentile_mps The motto of connected educators - "Together we are better." What better way to learn/grow than from each other #ntmps
 in reply to @drgentile_mps
Dr. David Gentile @drgentile_mps
16h
Cont'd call for help. Tweet a tip/resource 4 my new tchers to #ntmps I want them to see the power of connectedness! #suptchat #njed #edchat
Pilar Pamblanco @englishteach8
16h
RT @syded06: #ntmps Twitter allows for collaboration, conversation and confidence building. Plus someone out there can help #edchat
Beth Gryczewski @Gryczewski
17h
@drgentile_mps #ntmps Some of my favorite history sites for connected history learning: tinyurl.com/9uur9kc. Enjoy, and welcome!
 in reply to @drgentile_mps
Jo Neale @jmpneale
19h
@drgentile_mps #ntmps dramaresource.com Fab resource for drama. Love your idea.
Anthony Fitzpatrick @antfitz
20h
FREE resources from dozens of TAH grants in one place! ow.ly/1Ot7uJ professor ppts and teaching strategies! #sschat #ntmps
Chris Chivers @ChrisChivers2
20h
RT @syded06: #ntmps Twitter allows for collaboration, conversation and confidence building. Plus someone out there can help #edchat
ELP @ElearningProf
20h
RT @verenanz: #ntmps I love MightyBell 2053a95d1c8b5dbe- Gives students a way to create ePortfolios and Edmodo for social networking in "secure" enviro
Lisa Jane Ashes @lisajaneashes
20h
RT @syded06: #ntmps Twitter allows for collaboration, conversation and confidence building. Plus someone out there can help #edchat
Alex Anemone @HTSSupt
20h
@drgentile_mps #ntmps Arrive early; stay late; communicate with parents; volunteer for activities.
Alicia Discepola @AliciaDiscepola
21h
My #ntmps tip: We have tons of awesome educators at #millvilleboe! Ask for help- especially from your district's ed tech specialist! :)~
Helen Wilson @hmw239
21h
@drgentile_mps #ntmps get organised in your life - use a good to do list (tech or otherwise) and set aside time in week for YOU and work.
 in reply to @drgentile_mps
Alicia Discepola @AliciaDiscepola
21h
Tweet new teacher tips to @drgentile_mps using #ntmps. Will share at staff orientation tom! #cpchat #edchat #elemchat #edtech #njed
Sandra Bornstein @SandraBornstein
21h
RT @drgentile_mps: drgentile.blogspot.com/2012/08/callin… #ntmps Teachers interested in multicultural picture book reviews- ow.ly/dilhm
Alicia Discepola @AliciaDiscepola
21h
HELP! Tweet new teacher tips to @drgentile_mps. Use hastag #ntmps drgentile.blogspot.com/2012/08/callin… #edchat #njed #suptchat #edtech
Verena Roberts @verenanz
21h
#ntmps I love MightyBell 2053a95d1c8b5dbe- Gives students a way to create ePortfolios and Edmodo for social networking in "secure" enviro
ulimasao @vanschaijik
21h
@drgentile_mps #ntmps pamhook.com/solo-taxonomy/ @arti_choke from New Zealand A connected Educator from New Zealand #SOLOtaxonomy
Tanya @Tanya_ISE_MN
21h
#ntmps Helpful for WL teachers who travel with students to develop 21st Century skills. isebeyondtheclassroom.wikispaces.com/Home+Page
PJ Caposey @PrincipalPC
21h
@drgentile_mps #ntmps Being connected and wanting to improve are choices! Make that leap today and reap the benefits each day forward
 in reply to @drgentile_mps
Daniel Edwards @syded06
21h
#ntmps Twitter allows for collaboration, conversation and confidence building. Plus someone out there can help #edchat
Jerry Blumengarten @cybraryman1
21h
Hi from Florida! Twitter connects great global educators to collaborate & share ideas. My Twitter page: bit.ly/z4p9o #ntmps
Dr. David Gentile @drgentile_mps
21h
changed the hashtag Calling all TwitterEducators #ntmps drgentile.blogspot.com/2012/08/callin… #edchat #njed #suptchat #ntmps
Dr. David Gentile @drgentile_mps
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sorry for any confusion this causes…but PLEASE use #ntmps as the other #nt is already being used. THANK YOU #njed #edchat #suptchat