#Teachpos Archive

Content is on education and how we can bring positive change to teaching and learning

Sunday September 23, 2018
7:30 PM EDT

  • LevineWrites Sep 23 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    Mark Levine, Middle School educator looking for positivity and mindfulness. Illinois. #TeachPOS #Thelittlethings
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    Introductions: Please share your name, location, role in edu, & tag a friend you'd like to join our conversation! #teachpos
  • Eric_Carlin Sep 23 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    Eric, Elementary AP in Smithville, MO. Excited to join #teachpos tonight. Hoping to see @NowakRo hop on the chat.
  • amynicolebettis Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Hello #teachpos! I'm Amy - a kindergarten teacher/curriculum writer from North Texas.
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Patrick, an #edtech coach from northern VA. Living the dream each day and sharing resources at https://t.co/iXEjWvkPik #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    We will use the Q1/A1 format for all questions. Please remember to also include the hashtags in all tweets, replies, and quoted retweets. #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Craig from PA. HPE and creator of #teachpos @khoggardGRT
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Welcome Mark! #teachpos
    In reply to @LevineWrites
  • MsGiercykBASD Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Hey #teachpos! Annie joining from Bethlehem, PA. I teach HS math and I've been pretty quiet on Twitter lately so I'm excited to get back into a chat
  • MrPStrunk Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Phil from Northern Virginia. I teach 6/7 US History I&II and am the founder of #waledchat (Thurs @ 9pm) and #Edusations (Youtube). Would love if @ERobbPrincipal could swing by! #teachpos
  • ERobbPrincipal Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Evan from VA Happy to be here #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Glad to have you tonight, Eric #teachpos
    In reply to @Eric_Carlin, @NowakRo
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Tamara, tech integrator from VA, happy to join in #teachpos tonight! Thanks for tagging me, @PHausTech!
  • ChristineBemis2 Sep 23 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Hello #teachpos folks 😊 Christine, ele tchr from Massachusetts here & hoping @KRScienceLady joins us
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Introductions: Please share your name, location, role in edu, & tag a friend you'd like to join our conversation! #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Phil!!!!!!! Glad to see you my friend! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrPStrunk, @ERobbPrincipal
  • gdorn1 Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Hi, Gretchen from KY joining in. STEM. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Welcome Craig #teachpos
    In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS, @khoggardGRT
  • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
  • Teachintjay Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Good evening! I'm Terry a fourth-grade teacher from AL! Come on @spqrmiguel #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Evan, great that you could be here! #teachpos
    In reply to @ERobbPrincipal
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    So glad you made it tonight! #teachpos
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    Welcome to the chat, Christine! #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2, @KRScienceLady
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    Hey, Christine! #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2, @MrPStrunk, @tamaraletter
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    Glad to have you join us tonight, Gretchen #teachpos
    In reply to @gdorn1
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Question 1 coming in 1 minute! #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Welcome, Erik. Glad to have you #teachpos
    In reply to @Mr_ESievert, @KellyWayne88
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Hi Phil! Happy to see you here! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrPStrunk, @PHausTech
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Tammi from Iowa-I teach first grade. Sorry I am late.I was cheering my Bears on to a victory. I take every opportunity to celebrate a win! #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    We are going to be rocking with this crew!! #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Glad to have you join us, Terry! #teachpos
    In reply to @Teachintjay, @spqrmiguel
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Thrilled I could make it - just got back from the beach! #teachpos
    In reply to @PHausTech
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Agreed! Awesome group coming together! #teachpos
    In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS
  • LevineWrites Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    A1: I helped a student who made a silly decision get out of trouble and get a second chance. The turn around was incredible and lasting. #TeachPOS #Thelittlethings
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    #TeachPOS and #Tchrwellness...I will be in and out and back again as it is meeting with my editor night once again. Great topics and wonderful people!!!
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    Tammi, glad you were able to have a win before joining us! #teachpos
    In reply to @tjggmueller
  • CristinaDajero Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    Hoping to see some of my @IndianLakesES family here in #teachPOS tonight
    In reply to @PHausTech, @IndianLakesES
  • Eric_Carlin Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    A1: When I was teaching in a previous district a colleague asked me to join him for breakfast and we quickly started a breakfast club for staff. Each Friday we got together and sent highlights from the conversation out after each breakfast. #RelationshipsMatter #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    Tis the season... My wife has come down with a cold. #teachpos
    In reply to @Mr_ESievert, @KellyWayne88
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    A1: I can clearly remember the first time a teacher stuck up for me when someone made fun of me for being overweight. Sadly it was when I was in HS, but I remember it to this day. #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    Those are fighting words !!! :) #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2, @Patriots
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    The more the merrier! #teachpos
    In reply to @CristinaDajero, @IndianLakesES, @khoggardGRT, @EALewis2016, @nmgarzia, @Tpet27, @ILESPhysEd, @ILBeachLMS, @K4sons, @Thunderbird1240, @apopp517, @asdajero
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    Love this idea... and breakfast food! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Eric_Carlin
  • amynicolebettis Sep 23 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    A1: I adore it when one of my Ss bring me a picture/letter they created for me - those slips of paper may appear small, but they are HUGE to my teacher heart!! #teachpos
  • Blended_Math Sep 23 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    #teachpos - Ray, K-8 Math Instructional Coach from Rhode Island here. Join me for #edChatRI right after this. We will be discussing strategies to reach all students.
  • KRScienceLady Sep 23 @ 7:36 PM EDT
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    So glad to have you join us to share your ideas. #teachpos
    In reply to @Blended_Math
  • CristinaDajero Sep 23 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    A1: My 1st year teaching and I had a parent tell me that because of me her son was excited to come to school each day. As a 1st year teacher- this meant the world to me. #teachPOS
    • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
      Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • lethajhenry Sep 23 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    Hi everyone- Letha joining in from Quebec- #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    Always enjoyed getting little gems like these from my students! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @amynicolebettis
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    A1 - It’s a long story, but when I first started teaching, a 2nd grade boy helped comfort me when the class period was a disaster. His words,” I thought you did great! Tomorrow will be even better❤️ #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    Welcome, Letha! #teachpos
    In reply to @lethajhenry
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    How powerful! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS
  • ERobbPrincipal Sep 23 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1- Awesome you’re hosting @PHausTech For me it’s students who I thought I did not reach... then I see them 20 tears later and their recollection is much different- and I’m humbled @MrPStrunk #teachpos
  • MrPStrunk Sep 23 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1: When my 7th grade math teacher moved my 79% to an 80% for 3rd Q report card. I had never struggled in a class before and had a 70% at progress reports. I worked my tail off, and he gave me hope when he moved it up to a B. Helped to not sour my view on math. #teachpos
  • Teachintjay Sep 23 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1: Once I had to leave to go to an IEP meeting for a family member. My AP covered my class for an hour and a half. It meant much! #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1: When I taught in Las Vegas, I had a Gr2 Ss who made me a toy car from random items he had at home. It had one missing wheel. He was so proud of what he made and I was, too! It reminded me that giving from the heart can transform what meets the eye! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
      Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    Absolutely! A powerful experience! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @ERobbPrincipal, @MrPStrunk
  • ChristineBemis2 Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    A1~ this new sweet support teacher made a comment to me about how she loves my willingness to share my mistakes , successes with her so openly ~ caught me off guard, but after some reflection, it really meant so much to me ❤️ #teachpos
  • DesrosiersEryka Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    Hi everyone! Eryka from Quebec, Canada :) #teachpos
  • lethajhenry Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    A1- In 1st grade I switched schools halfway through the year. I was very shy and my new teacher let me read her 'special' books she kept behind her desk. I'll never forget it. It made me feel valued and want to try harder for her. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    Wow, that's great leadership! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    A1: I was attending a grad party of one of my first students-a student that I struggled with. His parents came up to me and told me I was the first name he had put on the guest list. It is something I will always remember about you can never know your impact. #teachpos
  • Blended_Math Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    #teachpos - A few years ago when I was struggling to adjust to a new job/school, the AP took me aside and took time out of his day just to tell me that I was doing a good job. Made a world of difference. I'll never forget that.
    • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
      Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    Glad you were able to join us! #teachpos
    In reply to @DesrosiersEryka
  • MrsHankinsClass Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    Wendy Hankins, 2nd grade, HouTX Sorry I’m late! Lost track of time getting ready for Monday! #Teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    The power of the little things and the connections they make! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    No worries, just glad you were able to join us! Jump right in #teachpos
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • MsGiercykBASD Sep 23 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A1: Last year on "roving duty" there was a S I always ran into. We'd walk/talk as I steered her back to her class. I chose to work with her for our mentoring program and have helped her through family stuff, new classes, friend drama, etc. We eat lunch every day now #teachpos
    • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
      Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    Question 2 coming in 1 minute! #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    Those little conversations can be so powerful and meaningful! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • Blended_Math Sep 23 @ 7:39 PM EDT
      #teachpos - A few years ago when I was struggling to adjust to a new job/school, the AP took me aside and took time out of his day just to tell me that I was doing a good job. Made a world of difference. I'll never forget that.
      • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
        Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    A1b - This is why our jobs truly are special. We get to reach kids and colleagues on a person’s all level. It’s Life-changing. #teachpos
  • DesrosiersEryka Sep 23 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    A1: Last year, I had a student tell me she figured out what she wanted to do with her life thanks to genius hour in my class. I'm in this career to make a difference, so I need to hear that sometimes I had a positive impact! #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    Nice! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • MsGiercykBASD Sep 23 @ 7:40 PM EDT
      A1: Last year on "roving duty" there was a S I always ran into. We'd walk/talk as I steered her back to her class. I chose to work with her for our mentoring program and have helped her through family stuff, new classes, friend drama, etc. We eat lunch every day now #teachpos
      • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
        Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    Wow! Flat out awesome! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @DesrosiersEryka
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    Q2: Think now of your classroom… Tell us of a time a small act you did made a big difference for a student. #teachpos #TheLittleThings
  • LevineWrites Sep 23 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    A2: I showed a student that I will NOT give up on him. He is trying and building positive momentum due to the connection. #TeachPOS #Thelittlethings
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    Like when you get the half empty bottle of perfume for Christmas that you know was taken from the child's mother's bathroom. Brings tears every time. #teachpos
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • NowakRo Sep 23 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    Going to do my best buddy. #teachpos
    In reply to @Eric_Carlin
  • Eric_Carlin Sep 23 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    A2: I’ve been able to attend community events lately and connect with Ss and families outside of the school setting.@renathunderhawk @DeniseEdsc and I were drenched with water balloons last wknd. It’s opportunities like these where connections can be made/strengthened. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    The power of belief cannot be underestimated! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @LevineWrites
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A2: I used to teach a PLTW class with a set curriculum... One student was very artistic but not so into robotics or CAD. They were blown away when I told them they had creative license with the projects & that I'd print them in color! #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A1: I remember when I was ending my time at 1 of my teaching placements in a 2nd gr class & my co-op teacher gave me a composition notebook & other starter materials but inside wrote me the most positive, uplifting, enouraging note. I still have that notebook 2 this day #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    So important to engage the community outside of the school! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Eric_Carlin, @renathunderhawk, @DeniseEdsc
  • MrPStrunk Sep 23 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A2: When I took "that" student out to the hall, and instead of "getting him suspended" like he thought I would, I just had a conversation about what was happening outside of school. I attribute that small conversation to part of his big turnaround in my class. #teachpos
  • NowakRo Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    A2 I remember stopping the beginning of a class to take two minutes to be there and listen to a student who just had his long time gf break up with him. Not in my job description. But being there to listen made all the difference in the world to him. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    Such a great experience! I love stumbling across those little things years later! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:43 PM EDT
      A1: I remember when I was ending my time at 1 of my teaching placements in a 2nd gr class & my co-op teacher gave me a composition notebook & other starter materials but inside wrote me the most positive, uplifting, enouraging note. I still have that notebook 2 this day #teachpos
  • Teachintjay Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    A2: I love the spirit of this question and it's helped me to reflect on many things I've done for my ss. One thing that always makes a huge impact is showing up at their sporting events or recitals #teachpos
  • ERobbPrincipal Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    A2- We used to do home visits- sitting with a family in their home builds the connectionsso needed in our field @PHausTech @MrPStrunk #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    Great stuff! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @MrPStrunk
  • KRScienceLady Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    I had a student tell me that I was the reason she decided to becomes Scientist, the things we did in 5/6th grade inspired her #teachpos
  • ItsAMrY Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    Redefining "leadership" has done a ton for my Ss' confidence. When they see that leading or being generous can be defined as "asking a question" or "offering a conjecture" or bringing someone to a help session with you....they begin to see themselves as more valuable. #teachpos
  • spqrmiguel Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    Miguel from Texas. Elementary school principal. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    Q2: Think now of your classroom… Tell us of a time a small act you did made a big difference for a student. #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A2 - I’d chat after class with a student who rarely spoke in class. He visited me everyday for the next two years. Nominated me for most caring teacher. We still keep in touch. He used to sneak up on me and try to scare me. I’d say, “John, nice stealth mode” #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    The powerful of showing our human side and genuine empathy! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • NowakRo Sep 23 @ 7:44 PM EDT
      A2 I remember stopping the beginning of a class to take two minutes to be there and listen to a student who just had his long time gf break up with him. Not in my job description. But being there to listen made all the difference in the world to him. #teachpos
  • gdorn1 Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A1. In my first year of teaching on the college level, I had to advocate for a S when they suffered an injury earlier in life , creating problems for them in learning! #teachpos
  • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A2: Telling a student that their frustration with math is ok, we all struggle but some are able to "pretend" better than others. I preceded to tell the S that they are smart & their eyes began to swell..#heartwrenching #teachpos
  • MrsHankinsClass Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A1: A time when a small act made a big difference was when my principal said: “You were meant to do great things.” —esp. when an administrator told me years ago that I needed to “tone it down a bit” bc I made others uncomfortable in regards to my passion for teaching. #TeachPos
  • MrPStrunk Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    Sounds like a pretty cool way to show the community we are all part of the same team. :) #teachpos
    In reply to @ERobbPrincipal, @PHausTech
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    Happy to have you tonight, Miguel #teachpos
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A3: I always feel a warm spot when I attend the graduation ceremony and many of the memories shared by the student speakers are events or activities from first grade. It makes me believe that what I do and how they felt doing it was so important. #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A2: When doing our Kindness Passion Projects, a Ss didn't have parent support to complete his project of blessing a police officer. We got the things he needed then found a school resource officer & made his act of kindness come true! So great! #teachpos #thelittlethings
  • Blended_Math Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    #teachpos - A2 - Same as my previous answer. So many times students who are working hard (regardless of the results) just need to be told they are doing a good job. Taking the time to make that personal, positive connection makes a big difference.
  • DesrosiersEryka Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A2: I think I mixed up Q1&2... In 3rd grade, I forgot my notebook at school and I had homework to do. I called my teacher at home in tears and she walked to school w me to get my notebook. + she had a dalmatian. Still remember ;) #teachpos #thelittlethings
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    Yes! Supporting Ss outside of the classroom makes a giant leap towards them truly believing we care! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    Great! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @ItsAMrY
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    Yes! Exactly! #teachpos
    In reply to @tjggmueller
  • spqrmiguel Sep 23 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    A1: As the instructional leader, I heard a student say “this school is better than my previous one”. Those words mean a lot to me and shows we are making a difference in the lives of children. #teachpos
  • CristinaDajero Sep 23 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    A2: As a reading specialist, I work with many Ss. I connected with 1 special S & I’ve taken her under my wing. She comes each am to say hi & pm to say goodbye. We also have lunch bunch weekly. Tonight, I received a text from her mom inviting me to her bday party #teachPOS
  • NowakRo Sep 23 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    A1 I Having my principal tell me that they believe in me and to keep going because I was making a huge difference in the lives of students. Sometimes you question your impact and efficiency. Having someone believe, makes a world of a difference. #teachpos
    • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:35 PM EDT
      Q1: Think back on your trip through education… Tell us of a time when a small act made a big difference to you. Why did it have that impact? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Sep 23 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    A2~ On Friday was rushing out the door with my bff teacher bud @_mlb25 , got to the bus loop and late bus was leaving and we stood there & waved cray cray with huge smiles to our neediest crew & the happiest faces-will forever be etched in our minds ~ best ever ❤️ #teachpos
  • lethajhenry Sep 23 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    A2- A S was nervous about starting this year and so came with her mom to visit the class the day before school started. She drew a picture- I said, "Is it OK if I frame this and put it on the wall?" Her eyes lit up & it's been there ever since #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    Powerful! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Mr_ESievert
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    My son still remembers when his teacher came to his birthday party - those moment make a HUGE impact! Love this! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    In reply to @CristinaDajero
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    Question 3 coming in 1 minute! #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    Always great to be built up and reassured that are passion is appreciated! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • MrsHankinsClass Sep 23 @ 7:45 PM EDT
      A1: A time when a small act made a big difference was when my principal said: “You were meant to do great things.” —esp. when an administrator told me years ago that I needed to “tone it down a bit” bc I made others uncomfortable in regards to my passion for teaching. #TeachPos
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    Don't you love that? I have had students say that too, and it is very heart warming. #teachpos
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    Love this! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • Eric_Carlin Sep 23 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    This is awesome! #teachpos
    • lethajhenry Sep 23 @ 7:47 PM EDT
      A2- A S was nervous about starting this year and so came with her mom to visit the class the day before school started. She drew a picture- I said, "Is it OK if I frame this and put it on the wall?" Her eyes lit up & it's been there ever since #teachpos
  • amynicolebettis Sep 23 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    A2: Just the small act of seeing Ss needs and meeting them makes such a difference - offering a quick snack to a hungry S or meeting other similar needs results in a huge shift for Ss self worth/peace/learning ability!! It all ALWAYS starts with relationship! #Teachpos
  • LevineWrites Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A3: I will make sure that each students gets a reminder of how they are valued in my classes. #TeachPOS #Thelittlethings
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    Q3: What little thing or act can you do this week that will make a difference in the lives of your students or colleagues. #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • gdorn1 Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A2. Taking time to work 1:1 with a S on homework in math where he came from a large family. Moved around several times, just spending time working with him made him wamt to sit and work with me! #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    Oh my goodness! To have your hand-drawn picture FRAMED and displayed by a teacher? WOW! Now THAT is an incredible moment for a child! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    In reply to @lethajhenry
  • Eric_Carlin Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A3: Continue to get into classrooms, celebrate Ss, and remember if you’re going to eat during that day you might as well eat with a Ss or with a class. Even if it isn’t a full lunch period 5 minutes can make a big difference! #teachpos
  • CristinaDajero Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    I’m honored that she would think to invite me. I look forward to celebrating with her on Sunday. #teachPOS
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A2b - Interesting how no answers deal with a test or quiz! Relationships matter most. #teachpos
  • MsGiercykBASD Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A2: Last year I let 2 Ask work at the huge lab table that's the T desk at the front of the room. They went from Cs to As and one of their moms even thanked me for my "extra efforts". I just let them work where they were comfortable and checked in like I would for anyone #teachpos
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A2 cont... I have a student this year that really had a rough kindergarten year-couldn't even remain in room. This year, he is doing so much better. Every day he wants to ask a question and he just shouts "I love school!" Music to my ears. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A3: I plan to try to get around the schools I'm in once a day to simply smile, greet everyone, and see how things are going. #buildingrelationships #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    So great to hear! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • spqrmiguel Sep 23 @ 7:46 PM EDT
      A1: As the instructional leader, I heard a student say “this school is better than my previous one”. Those words mean a lot to me and shows we are making a difference in the lives of children. #teachpos
  • MrPStrunk Sep 23 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A3: I will work to say every child's name in my class at least 1x per class. This is a goal I have set over the past few weeks. There is power in students knowing you care about them enough to use their name. #teachpos @ERobbPrincipal @KTuttleEDU
  • MrsHankinsClass Sep 23 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A2: I hope this small act made a BIG difference for this guy right here. After saying these words to him and tweeting this message (see below) —the author @shanakkeller of this book saw it and sent him a signed book of hers! He was so excited! #teachpos https://t.co/DJZj3vNRWi
    • MrsHankinsClass Sep 5 @ 6:29 PM EDT
      Today a student told me: “I can’t read. I can’t write.” I put a book in front of him called “At the Park”. He read AND comprehended it. He then wrote a sentence: “I luv basbol.” I said, “You are a reader. You are a writer.” He smiled. #SparksInTheDark #KidsDeserveIt #CelebratED
  • MsGiercykBASD Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A3: This week I'm going to focus on really listening to the Ss, tailoring my lessons to doing whatever I need to to make them feel like mathematical rockstars. Building confidence and be so transformative! #teachpos
  • ERobbPrincipal Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A3: Choose positivity- a choice we each can make every day- draw like minded people to you- @MrPStrunk @PHausTech #teachpos
  • NowakRo Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A3 I am hoping to spread some anonymous random acts of kindness this week. Planting seeds of hope and joy. No need for recognition or gratitude. Just seeing smiles spread in schools will do wonders. Hoping to kick off an October of giving. #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A3: Each year I ask Ts to complete a Tiny Tech Interest Survey to learn more about their needs, but also their passions. This week I will choose 3 Ts to surprise with an act of kindness related to their passions! (Shh-don't tell!) #teachpos #thelittlethings #passionforkindness
  • spqrmiguel Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A2: As the principal, visiting our community and encouraging parents to register their children on time. The main reasons they didn’t register: lack of uniforms and school supplies. So we did what we do best: we asked from the community and they came through. #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A3 - I just finished my bi-weekly video on the “awesomeness of teaching!” It talks about how students make a positive difference in our lives. I’ll share it tomorrow on #teachpos
  • DesrosiersEryka Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A3: Sit down w Ss individually and take time to speak w them to find out where they're at. Give constructive feedback to help them improve in what they're doing. Help them find out what they are passionate about. #thelittlethings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A little thing to know that the teacher cares enough to know who they are! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @MrPStrunk, @ERobbPrincipal, @KTuttleEDU
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    Signed books are THE BEST! Love this act of kindness! So generous! #teachpos #thelittlethings #passionforkindness
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass, @shanakkeller
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    Q3: What little thing or act can you do this week that will make a difference in the lives of your students or colleagues. #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • CristinaDajero Sep 23 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A3: Take a minute to have one-on-one conversations, show them that I care about their lives outside of school. #teachPOS
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    Such a simple thing but important to remember. Negativity spreads just as easily, we must choose which side we're on. #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @ERobbPrincipal, @MrPStrunk
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    Tag me, Craig! I would love to see it! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS
  • spqrmiguel Sep 23 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A3: High five them tomorrow morning as they walk into campus. #teachpos
  • Teachintjay Sep 23 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A3: My student intern has the reigns this week, so I plan to spend about 30 minutes with each of my students chit-chatting and working on some goal setting They love it when I can give them my undivided attention #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    I love it! Have to get somethings like this going at CCPS! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • Blended_Math Sep 23 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    #teachpos - A3 - As an instructional coach now, I need to make sure to take the time out of my day to make sure teachers feel appreciated. I have a few trainings I am running this week, and I am going to bring food/coffee to make sure teachers feel appreciated.
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    Thats a great use of 1:1 time! Love it! #teachpos
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • DesrosiersEryka Sep 23 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    Hope you guys can join us in 38minutes to time-travel again ;) for #tchrwellness :D #teachpos #thelittlethings
  • KRScienceLady Sep 23 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    Smiling will make all the difference #teachpos
  • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    A3: Thank my educational aids every day for their continous efforts to assist our Ss with special needs. Also ask for their input! #WereATeam #teachpos
  • RebeccaCoda Sep 23 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    A3: Voxer or audio compliment! #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    Bonus Q coming in 1 minute! #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    That's a great way to welcome Ts! I love making homemade treats for our Ts then send out an email saying "Treats in the Tiny Tech Cafe" - draws people in to eat and chat! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    In reply to @Blended_Math
  • ChristineBemis2 Sep 23 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    A3~ Awesomesauce colleague of mine is getting a special recognition & I have told everyone that knows her &has been blessed by her teacher wisdom to congratulate her!!! She’s humble, kind & sooooo deserving ❤️ shout out to @_mlb25 #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    Yes! We must think of and genuinely care about their lives outside of the school walls. I love the moments when a student doesn't expect the teacher to remember and the genuine heartfelt smile that follows. #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • CristinaDajero Sep 23 @ 7:52 PM EDT
      A3: Take a minute to have one-on-one conversations, show them that I care about their lives outside of school. #teachPOS
  • LevineWrites Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Bonus: I can cheer on my colleagues and make sure they are feeling valued by staff and students each day. #TeachPOS #Thelittlethings
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Bonus Q: How can you pay it forward with kindness and positivity this week & keep it going? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Yes! Simple but always postive! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A3b: Greet students each and every day as they enter my classroom & don't allow my "busyness" take over. #teachpos
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A3: The best thing I can do is to stay positive this https://t.co/G2lVdzyv61 is homecoming,so busy and gone 2 days. It is the 2nd anniversary of my mother in laws death, and my father in law is having hip surgery in the same hosp. Stay calm, carry on. #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A1 @ChristineBemis2 For befriending me in my new hometown of Milford #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Isn't it such a joy to celebrate those around us, Christine! Congrats to Melissa! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2, @_mlb25
  • tchrmom04 Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Q3: My main goal is to make a difference in the lives of my students. They can be all over the place after the weekend. So I want to reassure them we are a safe place. A safe place where we learn hard things together and we all make mistakes and it is ok! #teachpos
  • Eric_Carlin Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Bonus: Eat in the cafeteria each day this week. #teachpos
  • PaulSolarz Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    TOPIC: “Transforming Learning into a More Active Experience for Your Students” Please join @bmiller_FSTS MONDAY at 7pm Central for #LearnLAP! #educoach #elachat #engchat #sschat #scichat #mathchat #teachpos #JoyfulLeaders #TeacherMyth #cultureED #CelebratED #cpchat #teachbetter
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Great use of your time! I love using the time to continue to build relationships! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Thanks, Pat! #teachpos
    In reply to @PHausTech
  • RebeccaCoda Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Kindness no matter how small matters! #teachpos
  • gdorn1 Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A3. At times, helping a S logging in to their computer programs when their having difficulties, or helping them find books to read that interest them!Just talking with a Ss and find out how they are doing, as they are sharing their work and encourage them to keep going! #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    Bonus Q: I plan to touch base with a colleague at least once a day to see how they are and drop a little appreciation their way. #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    So true, simple, yet powerful! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • PegGrafwallner Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    I agree! Here's a template for some of those conversations (https://t.co/EcByxQ6hrg) Maybe use something like this, but labeled differently for your students...or ask them to label the boxes - what do they want to work on #teachpos
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • CristinaDajero Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    Bonus A: Type up positive & inspirational thoughts and place them around the building. #teachPOS
  • DesrosiersEryka Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    Bonus: Giving a conference/workshop to beginning Ts at @UQAM on Friday evening. Hopefully it will help them transition into the work-world! #thelittlethings #teachpos
  • NowakRo Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A4 Getting my Random Acts of Kindness tickets ready for the community. Also challenging my kids to leave a little something behind. Hoping to see if our community will respond on social media. #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    Bonus- Everyday I come into class, I promise to be happy. I’m going to bring that same energy to every student I see. #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    It really helps me to provide #personalizedPD instead of one-size-fits-all trainings. Teachers appreciate it, too! Makes learning more relevant! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    In reply to @PHausTech
  • Blended_Math Sep 23 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    #teachpos - Great chat! Thanks again for a great week. Join me right after this for #edChatRI. We are talking about strategies to reach all learners in our classrooms.
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Great stuff here! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    • tchrmom04 Sep 23 @ 7:55 PM EDT
      Q3: My main goal is to make a difference in the lives of my students. They can be all over the place after the weekend. So I want to reassure them we are a safe place. A safe place where we learn hard things together and we all make mistakes and it is ok! #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    A3 Bringing books for @biologygoddess to #edcampGrafton next week and putting together piles for @PonderEducation and @ChristineBemis2 #teachpos
  • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Bonus: This is something I've been struggling with as I have changed my mindset to not get involved in the negativity; however, find myself constantly being surrounded by it. I want my kindness to spread not be shut down & talked about once I leave the room #teachpos
  • DesrosiersEryka Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Love the idea! Do you choose where you sit, sit alone, wait for Ss to invite you? #teachpos
    In reply to @Eric_Carlin
  • ERobbPrincipal Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Bonus: Do something unexpected and expect nothing in return @PHausTech @MrPStrunk @RebeccaCoda #teachpos
  • RebeccaCoda Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Bonus: Snap a video message of a student giving someone a compliment! #teachpos
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Yes! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @CristinaDajero
  • MsGiercykBASD Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Bonus A: So many of my colleagues have encouraged me and picked me up when I'm down. It's been a rough start to the semester but I'm hoping to put that aside and focus on being a source of positivity and encouragement for them this week #teachpos
  • KimGriesbach Sep 23 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Such great questions in your chat! #TeachPos #TheLittleThings
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    Bonus Q: How can you pay it forward with kindness and positivity this week & keep it going? #TheLittleThings #teachpos
  • Mr_ESievert Sep 23 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    Tell me more about your Random Acts of Kindness tickets! #teachpos
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    A4 & Bonus: Do small acts of kindness and share with us so we can get great ideas, too! Your words and actions inspire! #teachpos #thelittlethings #passionforkindness
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Thank you #teachpos family for an amazing chat!! Have a fantastic week!! Remember #TheLittleThings
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Definitely tough! Keep spreading that positivity! It is will catch on more one of these days. #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @Mr_ESievert
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Amazing job with @PHausTech tonight. Incredible answers. Thank you!!! Have the great @MrsHankinsClass going next week. She is bringing the touchdowns to #teachpos
  • tamaraletter Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Love this Rebecca! So great! #teachpos #thelittlethings
    In reply to @RebeccaCoda
  • tjggmueller Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Hope all have a positive week! Until next time... #teachpos
  • Eric_Carlin Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Thanks @PHausTech for leading #teachpos tonight. @NowakRo thanks for joining in! Hope to be on #BeKindEdu soon.
  • spqrmiguel Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Bonus: By always remembering our reasons why we teach in the first place. It’s never about us as adults but about students. #teachPOS
  • PHausTech Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    So happy you made it and offered up such great posts! #teachpos #TheLittleThings
    In reply to @KimGriesbach
  • Teachintjay Sep 23 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Bonus A: I plan, like most weeks, to be intentionally aware of my Ss who seem down and spend a little more time with him/her. I will continue to turn negative adult convos positive or exit stage left if unsuccessful. Smile and show empathy most of all #teachpos