#wearewayne Archive

The school district chat for the MSD of Wayne Township

Tuesday April 17, 2018
8:00 PM EDT

  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Welcome to #WeAreWayne Twitter chat! I will be hosting tonight. Please introduce yourself, (name,school, position) and how many years you have been involved in Education. Remember to use #WeAreWayne and A1, A2, etc...Our topic tonight is Teachers Supporting Teachers.
  • Miss_Wineland Apr 17 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Abbie Wineland, CGE Title 1. This is my first year as an educator! #wearewayne
    In reply to @Mrs__Nicholls
  • jfryeOU Apr 17 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hi Jane! I'm Jessica, 3rd grade at MWE. This is my 11th year of teaching. #wearewayne
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Melissa Smith, Instructional Coach , 18 yrs in education 😊 #WeAreWayne
  • SdNealWayne Apr 17 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hello! Stacy Neal-Instructional Coach at MWE and GCE. This is my 20th year and ALL in Wayne! #wearewayne
  • BoHill24 Apr 17 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Beau Hill @GardenCityElem Assistant Principal 14 years in education and 14 years choosing Wayne Township #WeAreWayne
  • micheeaton - Moderator Apr 17 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hi #wearewayne! Michele here from the tech department. Working on 10 years in Wayne! 💜🔟💜 Ready for tonight’s chat!
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Glad you all are here! Q1: Give a shout out to a fellow teacher by telling us...What was the best advice you received as a teacher? #WeAreWayne
  • ryanstroud Apr 17 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Ryan Stroud, Robey Elementary, 3rd Grade. 13 years in #WeAreWayne
    In reply to @Mrs__Nicholls
  • SdNealWayne Apr 17 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    A1: The best advice I have received is to make sure that you find balance between work and home. Teaching can be an endless job-set limits. #wearewayne
  • Miss_Wineland Apr 17 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: I was told to celebrate the little victories by my Title RT, Heather Warner. Progress is progress! #wearewayne
    In reply to @Mrs__Nicholls
  • jfryeOU Apr 17 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: Best advice was relationships first! Taking time to build relationships with students, teammates, colleagues, and parents is imperative for success! (Came from twitter-less grandfather, who is a retired principal!) #wearewayne
  • ryanstroud Apr 17 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: Relationships matter. Kids remember how you treat them. #WeAreWayne
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: “If a question is important enough to ask, all students should get to answer it!” - Bonnie Bishop. Instead of only calling on 1 student at a time, I learned to implement ways to hear from all my students. #WeAreWayne
  • jfryeOU Apr 17 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    This was my second best piece of advice! It's so hard to turn it off, but you need to or you will be DRAINED! #wearewayne
    In reply to @SdNealWayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    You do that so well! Glad you are part of our team! #wearewayne
    In reply to @jfryeOU
  • micheeaton - Moderator Apr 17 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Focus on small improvements. One step forward makes it easier to take the next step forward. #wearewayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    That is an amazing piece of advice! #wearewayne
    In reply to @missymom15
  • BoHill24 Apr 17 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1: The best advice I received was to be intentional with everything you do. #WeAreWayne
  • Dale_Chu Apr 17 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    HAPPENING NOW: @Mrs__Nicholls leading a chat on “teachers supporting teachers.” Follow along at #wearewayne!
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Q2: What advice would you give to a new teacher? Are there any tips or strategies you would give them? #WeAreWayne
  • marymhendricks Apr 17 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Mary Hendricks, 22 years in Wayne, 25 in education #wearewayne
    In reply to @Mrs__Nicholls
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Great advice! Everything we do is so important and impactful! #wearewayne
    In reply to @BoHill24
  • teachforthewin Apr 17 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Hi #wearewayne! Sorry I'm late. Amanda Moore, 4th grade @CWECHAMP. A1: The best advice I've been given- Ts don't have to do everything right the first time. Ts are learners, just like their Ss. It's good to take risks!
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A2: Never neglect the power of a smile attached to your words! #WeAreWayne
  • jfryeOU Apr 17 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A2: Besides forming relationships, I would suggest always being willing to grow. Soak up every little bit of knowledge that comes your way and know that everyday you will learn something new, if you are open to it, from day 1 to year 35! #wearewayne
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A2: Don’t be scared to try new things #growthmindset #WeAreWayne
  • SdNealWayne Apr 17 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A2: Establish your learning community, relationships, and classroom management from the first bell. Be consistent!!! #wearewayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Glad you are here... This is my 27th year... 14 in Wayne. #wearewayne
    In reply to @marymhendricks
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A2: Do more listening than talking. #WeAreWayne
  • marymhendricks Apr 17 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A2: Be over prepared. Always better to be safe than sorry! Plan ahead! #wearewayne
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2: Plan your objective first, and make sure everything you do in the lesson supports that. #WeAreWayne
  • BoHill24 Apr 17 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2: There are many ups and downs throughout the school year. As time passes the highs and lows are not as extreme. Build relationships with all stakeholders. Enjoy the job! #WeAreWayne
  • ryanstroud Apr 17 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2: Be authentic and be you. You don’t have to be funny if you aren’t funny. You can smile before Christmas if that’s who you are. Don’t be caught up in being someone you’re not. It’s exhausting. #WeAreWayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Great advice! I think that can be difficult at times, lol! #wearewayne
    In reply to @missymom15
  • Miss_Wineland Apr 17 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2: If I could give my Day 1 self from my day 150-something self, I would say it’s okay that you don’t know everything! No one expects you to! Also don’t be afraid to ask Qs. #wearewayne
    In reply to @Mrs__Nicholls
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A2: Don’t let the clock end your lessons, plan for Lesson Closure. What you plan for, gets done! #WeAreWayne
  • ryanstroud Apr 17 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2: Find like-minded people and be willing to learn. #WeAreWayne
  • teachforthewin Apr 17 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2: A positive relationship with every student is key! They may not remember what you did for them, but they will remember how you made them feel! #wearewayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Q3: We are fortunate to have Instructional coaches in our district to support teachers, but how else do you support each other in your Building/School? #WeAreWayne
  • jclambert33 Apr 17 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A3: Building relationships with each other, showing up when in need, offering support and someone to listen too 🌟🌟#WeAreWayne
    • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:15 PM EDT
      Q3: We are fortunate to have Instructional coaches in our district to support teachers, but how else do you support each other in your Building/School? #WeAreWayne
  • marymhendricks Apr 17 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A3: Planned collaboration, share/suggest resources, and meet outside of school for some R&R, and fun! #wearewayne #teambuilding
  • ryanstroud Apr 17 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A3: Find your niche and be available. Be willing to spend time helping people and ask nothing in return. #WeAreWayne
  • Miss_Wineland Apr 17 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A3: I need to talk things out so I’ve found my people that let me talk out a problem and give me ways to tweak it. Be a sounding board for your peers! #wearewayne
    In reply to @Mrs__Nicholls
  • teachforthewin Apr 17 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    @CWECHAMP has an anonymous staff member who leaves encouraging notes in staff mailboxes every now and then. Such a simple act can mean so much! #wearewayne
  • jfryeOU Apr 17 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A3: Although @SdNealWayne is AMAZING....I am also fortunate to be on a team that is constantly sharing out ideas, works together to make each other’s jobs easier, and generally just enjoys being around one another! #wearewayne
  • BoHill24 Apr 17 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Keep the door open 🚪 #WeAreWayne
  • ryanstroud Apr 17 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A3: Spend time getting to know students from other classrooms. Sometimes those relationships can make a big difference! #WeAreWayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    That is awesome! Such a great idea! #wearewayne
    In reply to @teachforthewin, @CWECHAMP
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Q4: What benefits do you see for Ss when Teachers support Teachers? #WeAreWayne
  • SdNealWayne Apr 17 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3: Laugh! We have really challenging jobs and just having people to share a laugh or a smile makes all the difference. #wearewayne
  • micheeaton - Moderator Apr 17 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A4: I had the pleasure of hearing John Hattie speak last week. He shared that focused teacher collaboration has the highest impact of all the strategies he has studied! #wearewayne
  • ryanstroud Apr 17 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A4: When you have support, you have solutions. Knowing you’re not alone is huge! #WeAreWayne
  • missymom15 Apr 17 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A4: Great ideas spread through a school when teachers SHARE what they are doing, and ask questions about WHAT others are doing and HOW they do it! #WeAreWayne #WeGetBetterTogether
  • Miss_Wineland Apr 17 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A4: When Ts support each other the Ss can feel it! They know that school is a safe place to fail not because Ts say so, but because Ts live it! #wearewayne
    In reply to @Mrs__Nicholls
  • jfryeOU Apr 17 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A4: Not enough characters to list! Improved school culture, positive models for our students, happier classrooms, better instruction/classroom activities, etc, etc, etc!!!! #wearewayne
  • teachforthewin Apr 17 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A4: I think Ts naturally have more positive relationships when they are supporting one another. Ss benefit from seeing positive working relationships modeled. Ss also benefit from collaborative planning. #wearewayne
  • jclambert33 Apr 17 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A4: Our scholars see positive modeling of healthy relationships, they also see an environment filled with trust, in return they model the same to each other #WeAreWayne
  • micheeaton - Moderator Apr 17 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Plus, get two people together with crazy ideas and magic happens!! 😉 #wearewayne
    • teachforthewin Apr 17 @ 8:23 PM EDT
      A4: I think Ts naturally have more positive relationships when they are supporting one another. Ss benefit from seeing positive working relationships modeled. Ss also benefit from collaborative planning. #wearewayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Love going into other classrooms and checking out what they are doing! #wearewayne
    In reply to @missymom15
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Q5: Last Question Let’s make a plan! What is something that you plan on doing for another teacher this week? #WeAreWayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Apr 17 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Love it when magic happens because of crazy ideas! #wearewayne
    In reply to @micheeaton
  • SdNealWayne Apr 17 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A5: I am going to steal @teachforthewin idea and leave notes in mailboxes! Everyone loves mail!!! #wearewayne