#leadlap Archive

Our chat will focus on the idea that we can lead and make positive change from any position in our school systems. Leadership is not about a title, it is a way of thinking and acting.

Saturday February 3, 2018
10:30 AM EST

  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Good morning to the #LeadLAP crew. I LOVE starting my weekends with all of you. We are PUMPED to have @TechNinjaTodd hosting our chat today! #KidsDeserveIt #StoriesFromWebb
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Hey Everyone!! Welcome to #LeadLAP! I'm guest moderating today! Introduce yourself with a 6 word memoir! #KidsDeserveIt
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Hello, Everyone! Felix here joining from Miami on this great Saturday morning. If my buddy @TechNinjaTodd moderates like he leads, this'll be one awesome chat! :) #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:30 AM EST
    hey buddy!!! #leadlap
    In reply to @FelixJacomino
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Ryan from IL, "You make the time" #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:31 AM EST
    I'm Todd Nesloney! Co-Founder of #KidsDeserveIt and author of the brand new book "Stories from Webb"! My 6 word memoir is... Friend, author, dreamer, learner, reader, creator #LeadLAP
  • mrbgilson Feb 3 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Brent Magrath JH Teacher Best Students #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Tamara, passionate about kindness and tech! #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning, Todd! Thanks so much for hosting today. Let's get this party started! #LeadLAP #StoriesFromWebb
  • bmilla84 Feb 3 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Brandi- 1st Grade Teacher in Florida!! Dream Big and Make It Happen! #LeadLAP
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Voracious reader, passionate learner, brave educator. #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning, Ryan! #leadlap
    In reply to @Ryan7Read
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hi Felix. It is great to have you join us in #LeadLAP this morning.
    In reply to @FelixJacomino, @TechNinjaTodd
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hey #LeadLAP crew. Glad to be here to learn and support my buddy @TechNinjaTodd! 6 word memoir: "I think I can...I could."
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hi Ryan. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Ryan7Read
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Jenn in CA (moving back to VA soon) Happy serving kids, teachers and families! #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Ricardo from WA! Every classroom, every day. #LeadLAP
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Dan, servant leader with kids best interest. #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning @TechNinjaTodd and #LeadLAP - I'm Jay from NJ and I've been missing you all #busyweekends #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning and welcome, Brent. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrbgilson
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Jennifer Bufford learning leader making it happen everyday
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Yay! Brandi's here! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @bmilla84
  • BobbieFrench Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Popping in from #EdCampMALeads Bobbie Lead Learner from Ma #Leadlap Learner, photographer, sports fan, friend, innovator, techy
  • BethHouf - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning, crew! Joining from basketball! So blessed to have @TechNinjaTodd leading us today! #leadlap #go6
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning, Tamara. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Jove MS Principal I survived my youth, to lead today #Leadlap
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Emily - ESL teacher in NC joining in #leadLAP Happy to hear all about #StoriesFromWebb
  • principledlady Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning Leila here fromEscondido: Sing your own special song everyday #leadlap
  • polonerd Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Sean Dad Husband Techie Christian Illinois #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Love seeing some familiar faces and friends!! #LeadLAP
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hey Shelley. #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning! I'm Tami, an international T down in Mexico. #LeadLAP
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Kristen Dolen, Instructional Coach, Liberal, KS "Unleash the underdog!" #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Great to have you with us, Travis. Love the bio! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @teachermantrav
  • mrbgilson Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    5th chat of the morning and it is only 8:30 here lol it is cold out and nothing to do so this is awesome! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • coacheagan Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Jonathan from Northern CA. My 6 word memoir: father, leader, innovator, friend, coach, kid-advocate #leadlap
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Same to you too Tam. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning, Shelley! Delighted to be here this morning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Kristina, AP in Alberta, Canada. Snow is taking over my house! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hey, get #6 to move his feet #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Morning, Brandi! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @bmilla84
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning, #LeadLAP! Drown out negatives with the positives!
  • ljsmith0414 Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Lisa Smith from Apache Junction, Arizona
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning, Dan! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @djgardner1
  • CatherineKU72 Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    It’s going to be a powerful week-end starting with #LeadLAP ! French teacher & Technology Integration Coach in WA State.
  • mrsmastracchio Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Heather, kindergarten teacher. Learning is a journey not a destination. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hi Ricardo. Great to have you with us. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @rokstar19
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Jennifer from Michigan, I teach 4th graders. Always try to remember your Why. #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good morning, #leadlap! Keri from MO jumping in for a few! I see lots of my friends here!
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    #leadlap Cathy Beck, superintendent in TN joining in this morning.
  • MrKaplanJK Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Jeff, 6th grade social studies teacher from Georgia. Husband, learner, teacher, friend, collaborator, rogue. #LeadLAP
  • lauriesmcintosh Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good snowy morning from Alberta, Canada #LeadLAP My 6 word bio? “She thought she could... she did”.
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good luck to your little guy with the game, Beth! So fun to watch! #LeadLap #Go6
    In reply to @BethHouf, @TechNinjaTodd
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Love it. Welcome, Jenn...although we are sad to see you leave CA! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JennSagendorf
  • trishgoosen Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Trish, VP near Winnipeg, MB. Everyone has a story. Listen intently. #LeadLAP
  • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Lance, k-5 principal in Missouri. 6 Word memoir: father, husband, learner, leader, fun loving #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Nice. Welcome, Steve. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @s_lamkin, @TechNinjaTodd
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hey there!! Hope you had a great week! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hey Lance. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • coacheagan Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Bummed you are moving and leaving #teammdusd but happy for you 😉 #leadlap
    In reply to @JennSagendorf
  • ljsmith0414 Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    #LeadLAP 6 word memoir. Funny, honest, dedicated, brave, caring, loyal
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    You too!!! We've been in all the same chats this a.m.! :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @emilyfranESL
  • TheAutumnJoy Feb 3 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Mom, traveler, teacher, reader, runner, friend #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    "It's rarely easy, and you don't always feel like it, but as an adult who is being watched by little eyes and listened to by little ears, we have to set the example. We have to do what's right, even when it's hard and even when it hurts." https://t.co/itNG9Bj5wG #LeadLAP
  • HillMrispo Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Michele Hill from NJ
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Tammy in Dubai: Taking risks daily for the kids! #leadlap
  • PlayYay Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    A3: Lead like a Pirate for me!! 📘#bookcamppd #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mjjohnson1216
  • HartofLearning Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Teaher@OakHarborPS Thinker, Innovator, Environmental Technologist, Servant-Leader #leadlap
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Asbolutely! We need more positivity in this world! Good morning, Laura! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Welcome to #LeadLAP Tami!
    In reply to @TamiJ123
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    #MoRepresenting #LeadLAP
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Morning, #leadLAP. Brian, I teach CO MSers English.
  • bcampbell70 Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Bryan, learner, leader, every kid every day! #LeadLap
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP crew! Melody, elem principal from NKY, here & ready to learn w my fav peeps! #letsdothis
  • pinkpatterson Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Heather MS Principal in Richmond Texas “Be the One...Make a Difference” #leadlap
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Love that memoir, Jennifer! So true! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jenladd
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Thank you!!! Happy to be here this a.m. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Whitney, HS SPED & Instructional Tech, #CTKindness ambassador Adventurer, Learner, Going against the odds #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    I'm coming to Dubai at Easter!! Pretty excited, cause I've never been! Where do you work? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tammy_black
  • MsJBarger Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Signing in from Lynchburg, VA! Former English teacher, current HS asst principal. #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Q1: How have you chosen to tell your own story? If you haven't yet, what is holding you back? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • MaggyTovar1 Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP I’m Maggy, AP in @HoustonISD excited to learn from you’ll this morning!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    As is typical... there is an awesome crew filling up the #LeadLAP hashtag this morning. Excited to have you all here!
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    We have a 6 word acronym for our mascot that I also try to use to lead myself. Honorable Upstanding Supportive Kind Equipped Respectful #Leadlap
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    John from STL MO. Checking in to #LeadLAP for a bit. 6 word: Always learning what I don't know
  • brewerhm Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    What’s up! Hamish from VA - aka Relentless Principal about to bring the noise! #leadlap
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    My 6 word memoir: Picked myself up to inspire others 💫 #leadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning! Right? One of my fav @gcouros quotes of all time! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tamaraletter, @gcouros
  • MHawley_3 Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Megan from VA. Enthusiastic and passionate teacher, learner, and runner #LeadLAP
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Thank you and good morning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    You don't have much choice, the first times, they are strapped to you. If they jump, you're out of options #LeadLAP
    • TaraMartinEDU Feb 3 @ 10:35 AM EST
      I want to skydive, Jay! Maybe we can go and you can be my encourager when I’m trying to bail at the last minute. 👊🏼💥
      In reply to @JayBilly2
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    I'm from VA and it's time to head back. But don't be sad. I'll still jump in every Saturday morning! #LeadLAP You'll have to come visit out there!
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • PascaleLMichaud Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning, #Leadlap chat! Pascale, Elementary vice-principal in Eastern Ontario.
  • BethHouf - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    There he goes! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Q1 has arrived... #LeadLAP #StoriesFromWebb
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Yes! All it takes is one person to make a huge difference in the life of someone else! So great! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @pinkpatterson
  • TheStephenKeys Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Hey all. Stephen. MS band director from KY. Husband. Father. Son. Brother. Teacher. Coffee! #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    A1: My OWN story - uh....hmm. #leadlap
  • KarmenLogan Feb 3 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Life’s a journey-enjoy the ride! #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: I try to tell my story open and honestly. Warts and all. It's important to share failures as well as successes. I share via Twitter, FB Live videos, and my blog (as well as my books). #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: Our school uses social media a TON! Almost all of our classes use twitter. Every class has a blog. We want our community to see what is happening. #LeadLAP
  • Dale_Chu Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    HAPPENING NOW: @TechNinjaTodd moderating a chat on telling your story. Follow along at #LeadLAP! @KidsDeserveIt
  • LindaEdwardsi Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Linda Edwards Toronto 🇨🇦 Learner, Reader, Gardner, Sledder, Boater, Outdoor Enthusiast #LeadLAP
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Enjoy the game @BethHouf ! Good luck to your adorable offspring! #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Another Virginian in the #LeadLAP house! Yay! Welcome!
    In reply to @brewerhm
  • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    #kidsdeserveit #LeadLAP Debra Theesfield here from Odessa, TX here. “Here to make every day differences.”
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Start off with a tough one aren't we. #LeadLAP
  • MrKaplanJK Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: I tell my story in bits and pieces to my students each and every day. #LeadLAP
  • polonerd Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: Twitter and my blog. But I've really fallen off my blog lately - not good. https://t.co/clgGj1mtA8 #LeadLAP
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    I’ll LAP! Bring it, let’s do this great thing! Shelly, HS Prin & Suptin rural KS #leadlap
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1 Haven't started yet but reading Stories from Webb has been incredibly inspirational. Many of us at my school are wondering how we can share our story! #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
    I think that is so important, Todd. The journey is part of the story. The highs, the lows, the successes and the mistakes. #authentic and #REAL #LeadLAP #StoriesFromWebb
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • bmilla84 Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I tell my story on my class FB page & on twitter!! Love that I can open my classroom up for Ps, Ts, & Community members to see what we’re doing in the classroom! #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: And even though I try and share my story all the time, it's still scary and it's still hard to be that open. But I keep doing it. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Blogging, journaling, sharing. I share a brief memoir with my students and coworkers each year. I also write alongside my students, sharing with them my vulnerabilities and fears. Stories bind us and compel us in our work. #LeadLAP
  • BelindaKNeal Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Hey #LeadLAP! Good Morning from Austin, TX!
  • coacheagan Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: via Twitter, Instagram, blogging, and Flipgrid. Most important to find any and every way to tell your story #leadlap
  • CatherineKU72 Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Underperforming student who dicovered hidden talents. #LeadLAP
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Pushing through fear and sharing my story more by blogging, getting my feet wet with presenting. A big step was sharing on the #KidsDeserveIt podcast! #LeadLAP
  • ProfeStolle Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Randy here, checking in on a cold morning in TN. 6 work memoir? I'll just use four: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! #LEADlap
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1 I share my story on FB and twitter but I also share with our staff at the start of each year and with our students particularly when we talk about choices and that could be in my office or in an assembly #Leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Great to have you here Shelly without the extra "e" #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Swayne_lead271
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1 #leadlap We’ve made deliberate choices to showcase the positive, on social media, in the newspapers, in public speaking and on district phone calls home. This is a focus.
  • mburwitz Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Waiting for banana bread to finish, catching part of ManU vs Huddlesfield Town. “ Ubiquity: Math & Science & Learning w/ Kids” #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Yes, I'm actually in the process of writing #CultureMatters with DBC and It will share much of my story and @SlackwoodSchool stoy #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: We also invite the community in as much as we can. Just yesterday when the Fire Department came (false alarm) one of the firefighters said "I've heard good things about this school, my daughter is 2 but I want her to come here" #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Started a blog in Oct of 2016 and have since found my voice! I tell my story through that and Twitter. Now I wonder how I've been teaching without that. The Twitter support and #PLN is AMAZING! #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    That's what I'm thinking! Sheesh! Way to call me out on the first question #leadlap!
    In reply to @rokstar19
  • LindaEdwardsi Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1 I haven’t told my story yet, don’t view myself as a writer #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Writing this book with my team was terrifying for many of us. BUT we've seen the power of story and how our stories can change lives. You MUST tell YOURS! #LeadLAP
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: As a principal parent - live it from a few different lenses. Together our @RES_Roadrunners family has worked to capture and create our own Journey. https://t.co/k8kYNImRb1 #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:38 AM EST
    I have too. I'm not blogging nearly enough, but I do love it as a way to tell my story. #LeadLAP #StoriesFromWebb
    In reply to @polonerd
  • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1 my own personal story, I could get better at telling. I share snippets on Twitter and do blog(occasionally) #LeadLAP
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1) I'm somewhat of a private person. Very reluctant to share too much of my personal story. I do share about my experiences in the classroom, though, through my podcast and a blog. #LeadLAP
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    #LeadLAP @A5WHES is embracing sharing the great things we do on social media.
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I did this with my regular life with My Life as a Comic Book Reader https://t.co/15lthd43PD but my teaching life, others keep coming up with a book first. #LeadLAP
  • MrWawczak Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: Try to be all over Twitter but want to make it more. Take it to the next level. #LeadLAP
  • HillMrispo Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Learner, teacher, mother, wife, grandmother, motivator
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I tweet, share on Facebook, and blog every once in awhile. I've always wanted to write a book, but I guess I just don't know where to start. #LeadLAP
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: Sharing our stories through one-on-one conversations is just as important and, sometimes, requires even more courage ad vulnerability than in larger venues. But its relational! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    @TechNinjaTodd doesn't mess around! :-) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @rokstar19, @TechNinjaTodd
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: #leadLAP here’s My story in a blog post: https://t.co/1UrFmkBlep
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1 My professional story is increasingly unfolding digitally: tweets, blogs, online artifacts. Mix of willy-nilly & purposeful sharing as ideas cross pollinate. #LeadLAP
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    I'm very open about my own learning disability and struggles when working with my SPED students. They are often shocked that I was once in their shoes. In some ways, I feel like it gives me a little extra "street cred" with my high schoolers. #LeadLAP #SPED
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    My school, @GulliverSchools, shares much of its story through our hashtag: #gslearning We see it as the "digital windows" to our school. #LeadLAP
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Nick from KS! Counselor, teacher, and lover of exercise! #leadlap
  • MaggyTovar1 Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    I’ve chosen Twitter to tell our schools’ story and mine. It has demonstrated that perception can be reality and highlighting the positive can only help your culture! #LeadLAP
  • PreK33 Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: Mostly on my blog and social media. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • GSPlayDay Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Over 300,000 students from 54 nations will celebrate play on February 7, 2018... Will yours? Learn more & register for this grassroots effort at https://t.co/6RmDJthwq9 #GSPD2018 #SuperBowlLII #Education #PlayMatters #Satchat #Satchatwc #LEADlap #tlap
  • lauriesmcintosh Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I tell my story through my own social media accounts, my class accounts (@MrsMacsKinders ) and through my blog ( https://t.co/PUp3JIP879 ) I have learned the hard way that if I don’t tell my story someone else will. I love sharing how much we are growing. #LeadLAP
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: Starting to on Twitter and a fledgling start via blogging #LeadLAP
  • Toups_J Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Jerry Toups HS Math Tr from the Houston TX area. Since 1990 I have been teaching my students to #AlwaysBelieve
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I continuously say I'm going to blog. I'm failing that that every single minute of every single day. Maybe considering it "telling my story" will help #leadlap
  • TheStephenKeys Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1. I TRY to tell my story everyday. How I move through this life. How I show love and kindness. I make mistakes. We all. Let your life be your story.#LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I share my story on my website https://t.co/5lWx2NLTvo and hope to share my story in a book format, too! Everyone has a story to share! #LeadLAP
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: time to tell it & the idea that I’m not sure anyone wants to hear it; it’s kind of boring. Granted I tell it daily by the actions I take with kids, staff & community- it’s present in how I live #leadlap
  • DinaMWeiss Feb 3 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Hi! Dr. Dina M. Weiss...”Moving Myself & Others Along Learning Progressions” #LeadLAP
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: On-again-off-again blogging, social media... and through personal connections every day #leadlap
  • MHawley_3 Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I share my story through networking and attempting to blog. #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1B: To tell my district's story, I've added two SM platforms and have been taking pics and sharing all the good we have to offer. If we don't share it and tell our story, the negative people will. #LeadLAP
  • mrsmastracchio Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I share the classroom experiences of my students and myself on Twitter. I would like to start blogging but I need to take the time to learn how. #LEADLAP
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1 My school, @GulliverSchools, shares much of its story through our hashtag: #gslearning We see it as the "digital windows" to our school. #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Cool, my friend I'm coming to see works at GEMS Wellington Academy. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tammy_black
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1b we use twitter and FB as well as a traditional newsletter, local newspaper and text alerts to share our buildings story. #Leadlap
  • shirky17 Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    every school should have a hashtag so on ONE person is responsible for the message #LeadLAP
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Good Morning #LeadLap! Jumping in late! Leigh, from MO...Lead Learner of @capefranklin & lover of learning! Happy to be here!
  • cdsmeaton Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1 I try and ensure that my blogs have a personal touch. People can’t just see me as Superintendent but son, husband, father and grandpa. #LeadLap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • HartofLearning Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    I am in the process of helping fill out a Green School Application to tell my own story. I haven't journaled or blogged in a while as I've been busy working on my Master's. #leadlap
  • ljsmith0414 Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A1. I share many thoughts and ideas with a small group that I work with because they are willing to share and be reseptive through email, Twitter, Pinterest boards, texting, and sharing books to read.
  • LiaGyore Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Good morning! Lia from So Cal! #LeadLAP
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1. We've started events that invite the community in to SEE what's happening in our school. SEEING is BELIEVING. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • MsJBarger Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I shared a lot more as a teacher, but trying to get more comfortable with it as an admin as I get more comfortable in this role. #LeadLAP
  • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    I just started a blog and I share through Twitter, but nothing beats a face-2-face, heartfelt conversation. #LeadLAP
  • AustinELA8 Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Missouri in the house. Good morning ya'll from SWMO #LeadLAP
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Same! #leadlap
    In reply to @tammy_black, @TechNinjaTodd
  • The_Groffice Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Hey #leadlap! Melissa, Elementary Principal from Pensacola FL.
  • trishgoosen Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1. Just being who I am and not apologizing for allowing to let others see what brings me joy as well as what brings me to tears #LeadLAP
  • mburwitz Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: Blog and Twitter to those who look. Monday warmups shareout ‘How was your weekend?’ with my Ss #LeadLAP
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: sharing my story through twitter, working with preservice teachers, collaborating with my team and helping my Ss share through planning our classroom blog. #LeadLAP
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Appreciated your post a few weeks ago when you struggled with hearing someone's negative (inaccurate) perception of you through another. I think that was your post. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • KarmenLogan Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Mainly in person as we work through school improvement. Why not? School accountability is a beast and we are working hard to tame it. #LeadLAP
  • ProfeStolle Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Haven't started yet. I need to decide the right voice to share it in. #LEADlap
  • brewerhm Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: I took a leap of faith, I wanted to change the world! I wanted to be a light for others to follow - here’s my story #leadlap The Tattooed, Skater Principal Making Education Fun Again https://t.co/LGtahojymA via @YouTube
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    We have the same taste in twitter chats!! :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @emilyfranESL
  • bcampbell70 Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1 I share my story through conversations with teachers, students, parents, colleagues. Helps to relate and build relationships. #LeadLap
  • YennePaul Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Good morning! New to teaching (around 5 weeks in as a 3rd grade teacher), new to twitter chats (did my first one Thursday)! Exited to be here! #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    thanks man! That was a tough one to write! Being real like that, publicly, is hard! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @djgardner1
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1 I share my story with my pln through chats and book studies, I share with students to let them know that I too share their struggles. I need to blog, but haven't yet. #LeadLAP
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Awesome! @wmirvinelem does too! Our hashtag #Irvinignites in 🔥🔥 #leadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: For myself, I have started a blog this year. I'm trying to write more consistently. #BlogLAP2018 #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    I love that #StoriesFromWebb has inspired this kind of thinking, Felix! We all have so much to share. It's not a book, but this is a project we tried in my former district. https://t.co/0z1eoQBivA #leadlap
    • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:37 AM EST
      A1 Haven't started yet but reading Stories from Webb has been incredibly inspirational. Many of us at my school are wondering how we can share our story! #leadlap
  • shelly_pierson Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1 I am open about my varied journey in life, as I took a non-traditional path. I don't tell all, as I worry some may use my story against me. That may change if I'm in a place w/more trust. #LeadLAP
  • principledlady Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Our superintendent will@be sharing “our story” to the public at our 2nd annual state of the district address. Community leaders , parent and staff leaders will be there. We are focusing on our community partnerships this year #leadlap
  • CJCain7 Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: #LeadLAP I started blogging last year. https://t.co/4bYiH6mfSy
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • kimbnov16 Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Educator, dream facilitator, risk-taker, & mom, Kim from Plato, MO. #LeadLAP
  • polonerd Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    I've thought about doing a VLOG. Just grab the camera record my thoughts and post. @mrmatera is my inspiration for vlogging. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @mrmatera
  • LiaGyore Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: My neglected blog is neglected due to fear. I have such anxiety every time I post. #LeadLAP
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A1b: I also share our story using a monthly @SmorePages electronic newsletter!
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Most people who are on @Twitter and follow me knwo what I'm about. I'm a pretty open book. #LeadLAP https://t.co/3JljOdBNew
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: I share our story though Twitter & other social media outlets! We LOVE to showcase our teachers & students!!! It is positive for our culture #LeadLap
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Hey, Friend! #MORepresenting #LeadLAP
    In reply to @AustinELA8
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: I also share through my reading life. I post my to-read list in class, as well as the book I am currently reading. I also talk with students about my next read. What we read reveals a great deal about us. #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    "Scars don't ever disappear, but we can learn from the wounds and be better" https://t.co/itNG9BAGVg #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • shirky17 Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    every school should have a hashtag so no ONE person is responsible for the message #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: Our #fmsteach hashtag is where we share all day long from our staff and students. We then flip to @instagram and @facebook #LeadLAP
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    I only post on mine once in a while. I really need to be more active on it. I think I started it in 2011. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: Twitter, F2F convos, & ever since this summer reading #LeadLAP, I've had a goal to blog. I posted my first entry but haven't put it out there. Now may be a good time to intro https://t.co/zS1mjUjqri. It is set up - now need to work on it & get it out there.
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: When I think about telling my story - I often wonder if the story I have to tell is worth the read, you know? That always holds me back. #leadlap
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    I use to do a monthly vidcast, but after I lost my last job in 2015 I lost a lot of my tools and never recovered financially to purchase my own. I loved doing the tutorials. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @polonerd, @burgess_shelley, @mrmatera
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    THIS guy right here is a MUST follow! Brilliant book suggestions!!! #LeadLAP
    • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A1: I also share through my reading life. I post my to-read list in class, as well as the book I am currently reading. I also talk with students about my next read. What we read reveals a great deal about us. #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Thanks. So am I. #LeadLAP
    • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 10:40 AM EST
      Looking forward to it.
      In reply to @JayBilly2, @SlackwoodSchool
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: Amy from CA. So many things in my head...clarity and focus keep me from telling it well. Have a blog but time is another factor. #leadlap
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Hey! Parent in Connecticut very much into building better communication between schools and families/community. Glad for this topic. #LeadLAP
  • DinaMWeiss Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Twitter, SeeSaw, School Wires Teacher Page have been incredible resources/ platforms #LeadLAP
  • trishgoosen Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1.2. Sharing my story through conversations, Twitter(professional) and instagram(personal) #LeadLAP
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Twitter and verbal communication! I enjoy self disclosing of my own personal, social, and academic struggles/successes with S's. I feel it makes me more relatable. #leadlap
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    I did too. But then I found some accountability partners and as we do it together, I've felt better. I hope you can share again. Its a powerful thing! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1b. We've started using social media. We communicate via newsletters, call outs, open house-session meetings, etc. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1.2 Students & I share our stories as readers w/weekly book talks on Fridays, along with time reserved for reading to start each class. #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Q2: How are you connecting with your colleagues to learn their stories? What new ways can you connect with them? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • mrbgilson Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Blog but I am entertaining the idea of doing a class story with my students a collection of biographies or something...#LeadLAP
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Yes! Vlogging is on my to-do list. Now to move it off the list and make it happen! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @polonerd, @burgess_shelley, @mrmatera
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    I LOVE how you have empowered others to share their stories, Todd! So inspiring! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    I share as much as I can to our school hashtag - but I wasn't thinking about that as sharing MY story - rather the story of those who surround me (teachers, students, admin). #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @instagram, @facebook
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Do that regularly with my business classes in teaching my Ss how to avoid pitfalls and learn from minor mistakes so they don't become HUGE mistakes later on. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Love this, Travis. #LeadLAP
    • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A1: I also share through my reading life. I post my to-read list in class, as well as the book I am currently reading. I also talk with students about my next read. What we read reveals a great deal about us. #LeadLAP
  • Toups_J Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A1 I will be signing the contract on my book later this spring. Hopefully it will be published this Fall. It is "My Story".
  • pinkpatterson Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1: we chronicle it everyday on @PollyRyonMS Facebook or Twitter...parent slive seeing their kids doing amazing things! We even had @halbowman @RockStarSchools come join us yesterday! Share with everybody...makes you REAL! #LeadLAP
  • cdsmeaton Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Why, beyond the learning am I at a Google Summit. It is because I have Staff here that I can engage with. Relationships with ALL Staff is essential. #LeadLAP #hs4
  • tishrich Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    I'm late, I'm late.... Tisha HS Culinary Tr and Lead in Medford, OR! Excited to chat with the #leadlap crew this morning!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Q2 is up... #LeadLAP #StoriesFromWebb
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Awesome job knocking down those walls to step out of that comfort zone! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @s_lamkin
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2: I do daily lunch talks and I also like to visit other teachers and we talk stories and experience, great bonding and learning time. #leadlap
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    I totally agree! What kind of events? Would love to hear more. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DrLMNelson
  • shirky17 Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    #leadLAP A1 a school I know does a weekly video newsletter with students and Principal and posts in several places
  • BradOwings Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Brad from Poplar Bluff, Mo. A1 - We rely heavily on FB to communicate with parents. We have a twitter presence, but it isn’t well followed. Looking into Instagram. #LeadLAP
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 10:43 AM EST
    You're not the only one. It's hard these days because everyone is sharing their own story. You just have to figure out what works for you and that will help build confidence over time. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KeriSkeeters
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Well first I wrote the book with them hahah. But I try and make time daily to stop by different rooms and check in on people. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • CatherineKU72 Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A1 #LeadLAP Personal stories: I share Advisory class. They see Ts as having “perfect” life. Sharing stories of pain, failures & success efforts create connections. Professional: YouTube, blogs, workshops, webinars
  • The_Groffice Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A1: We share by using the hashtag #ownyourimpact. I’ve recently started putting out a weekly challenge, which gives Ts incentive (one winner gets lunch on me) to tell a certain kind of story from their classroom! #leadlap
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Informal conversations. I am failing at having lunch in the staff room once a week - but I'll try again. Having staff events helps too. #LeadLAP
  • CanAllSucceed Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    When leaders are inspiring & empowering, what happens? Followers are empowered & inspired to be great! #leadlap #bendingED #leadupchat
    • ElizRussellEdu Feb 2 @ 8:31 PM EST
      A2 Great leadership can affect the culture of a school by modeling & encouraging a positive attitude! 😊 #engagechat
  • BobbieFrench Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Using social media. EspeciallyFacebook and trying to beach out. LOTS of photos!!! #Leadlap
  • teacherdonegan Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: The staff room is a place to share a meal and a story. At our site we make it a place of positive #LeadLAP
  • kimbnov16 Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A1: Not sure if I will ever write my story, however, I live my story everyday instead! #LeadLAP
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    I got an idea from a member in the #bookcamppd Voxer group to put a small image of my current read, along with a 2-3 sentence summary in the signature of my email. I've been doing this for the last couple of weeks not. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @teachermantrav
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Absolutely - and when I think of it more - isn't telling my story helping reflection and encouraging deeper, better thinking? I know - I need to get on it! #leadlap
    In reply to @trishgoosen
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2 with twitter and voxer of course. #LeadLAP
  • YennePaul Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A1: Right now as a new T I am sharing my story with my colleagues that I trust (teammates, CT, mom @yenneam), for practical support and empathy. Looking forward to sharing my story with the world as my confidence and experience grows! #LeadLAP
  • shelly_pierson Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Morning #LeadLAP! Director joining in from Nevada and ready for my Saturday morning fix with @burgess_shelley @TechNinjaTodd
  • HartofLearning Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    I share my class story via @ClassDojo and email newsletters. #leadlap
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2 I spend a lot of time on edchats growing my PLN and talking to principals abt conf. In the hopes of gaining new ideas. I have also reached out to visit other schools on occasion to observe what they are doing #Leadlap
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A1: Lots of digital tools to tell our story @TME_tigers You can view my take on this at https://t.co/5NWoFrrqy9 #KYGoDigital #LeadLAP
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: I have build a #PLN that is amazing and share on twitter, through DM, Facebook, voxer and GHOs and often through the ancient email. Even F2F when I get the chance #LeadLAP
  • EDUInnovators2 Feb 3 @ 10:44 AM EST
    I share my story on a weekly blog, hoping to inspire others. I just shared my amazing experience with a group of students in @tarletonstate journal of effective school projects- https://t.co/pIeXejYUMH #LeadLAP
    In reply to @APKRentz, @TechNinjaTodd, @tarletonstate
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I plan on scheduling time with my team, with no goal other than to just talk and catch up. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • AustinELA8 Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2) Twitter,chats, attending events, reading blogs, voxer, podcasts #LeadLAP
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2- Facebook and Snapchat. We've created a school Snapchat group, where we share what we're doing after school hours. I've learned a lot about the people I work with through social media! #leadlap
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: Small district, so we get to know each other more than a larger district, but there's room for growth. I'm encouraging (dragging) my EDUs to Twitter, Voxer, and voluntary PD so that we can connect more. Opening classroom walls and sharing the goodness is our goal. #LeadLAP
  • MrWawczak Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: @voxer has become such a big part of my professional life. Connecting with so many new and amazing educators! Also starting some book clubs and excited about hiding that as a new way to connect #LeadLAP
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I try to get to know them outside of being a colleague... asking questions... intentionally making conversations... showing interest and curiosity in who they are besides as an educator. #LeadLAP
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A1: I use S'more to share things happening throughout our building. We do "Staff Shoutouts" & "Staff Spotlight" along with surveys, updates, PD opportunities, & uplifting quotes! #LeadLap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Glad to have you with us, Shelly. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @shelly_pierson, @TechNinjaTodd
  • CanAllSucceed Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Drop the mic! #leadlap #bendingED #leadupchat #satchat #satchatUK
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: Twitter, blog reading, emailing if an article writer gave their email - and then recently when I really liked something and needed to process - asked if they could talk by phone (someone non-local) and they were totally willing! #LeadLAP
  • bosstetter_edu Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Human. Thinker. Learner. JOSH IS HERE! #LeadLAP
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I host a writing group each Monday afternoon. Here, we freewrite, respond to poems, or discus, through writing, fears and frustrations. I love the community we have built and the people who attend. They are my tribe. We are united by story. #LeadLAP
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I'm trying to slow down and be more intentional in my one-on-one conversations. And, hoping to get more of our staff connected here on Twitter! #LeadLAP
  • PreK33 Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: We have a staff book club that usually winds up being more of a social gathering. Love my bookies!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • EDUInnovators2 Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    I share my story on a weekly blog, hoping to inspire others. I just shared my amazing experience with a group of students in @tarletonstate journal of effective school projects- https://t.co/pIeXejYUMH #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd, @tarletonstate
  • tishrich Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A1: I blog write, share on Twitter, offer PD through my district, speak at conferences any chance I get, and super excited and honored to be writing a book to be published by DBC later this year! #leadlap
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2 On site, I connect as much as I can f2f and make sure I listen way more than I talk. Then, I continue the conversation & show support online. In person follow up is a must at the end. #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    YES!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @s_lamkin
  • mrbgilson Feb 3 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: Hallway and after school chats, I would love to do more though. We are all just as unique as our students. It is worth it to take the time. #LeadLAP
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A1.Embarking upon new journey, we wait until we get to destination to tell the story. I decided to tell it along the way! New blog! #LeadLAP
  • RhondaStroud9 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Late to the chat so I’m going to jump in! My name is Rhonda and I’m a Technology Coordinator at Lanier HS in GA #leadlap
  • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2 I am using Twitter, joining chats, reading blogs and have joined FB groups as well. #LeadLAP
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2 #leadlap Great question- I think I need to feature some teachers each month telling their stories! You’ve given me a great idea!
  • EdLog411 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Getting into classrooms before and during school every day to connect and build relationships #LEADlap
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: As a tech integrator, it's important for me to reach out to Ts in my building. We created a Tiny Tech Cafe in our Innovation Lab complete with sofa, bar height chairs, Keurig so we can chat in a cozier, quieter environment. #LeadLAP
  • PlayYay Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Mom, Wife, Teacher, Author, Play, Glitter #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Hi, John! #MORepresenting #leadlap
    In reply to @hartel30
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    LOL - I'm good enough at talking myself out of exercise! I'd be willing to be your accountability partner too! They don't have to be in the same building (or country)! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: I mostly learn my colleagues stories through personal interactions. #LeadLAP
  • OBrien_Dani_3 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    I tell my story as I find people who need to know they aren’t alone. They’re usually shocked at how much I can relate! #LeadLAP
  • ljsmith0414 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A2. I read 4'oclock faculty and I am trying to gather a group to grow in learning together. With that there will be brainstorming, learning, sharing, feedback, and real reflection involved. #4OCF
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2) We have a Google+ community for our school, as well as a private FB group. We can share anytime in those groups, which is nice. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Every meeting starts with celebrations. You learn so much about people by what they share!! #LeadLAP
  • TheAutumnJoy Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A1: Twitter and SeeSaw has been a big part of my sharing this year for my 1st grade class #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Hi, Jove! #MORepresenting #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Trying to listen better to hear the stories behind the daily convos... #LeadLAP
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Hallway and after school impromptu. Often the most powerful....unexpectedly. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrbgilson
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Why do you think it requires dragging? What’s the reluctance? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • MHawley_3 Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Organizing team dinners and checking in throughout the day. It would be great to utilize a duty free lunch to sit with colleagues to build relationships instead of working independently in the classroom. #LeadLAP
  • Toups_J Feb 3 @ 10:46 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A2 My coworker "stories" inspire me to become better. Share who you are with your coworkers, especially your hall neighbors. Twitter is an AMAZING way to connect with educators on a truly global scale.
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2 Lunch: a 23-minute eddy of time to connect & tell stories. #LeadLap
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: We have a start of the year bbq @ my House with families, we have “choir practice” randomly, the fac mtgs schedule has fac socials too- Little Debbie Day is a fave! Stories are awesome to me, but I’m a story teller so I love learning theirs! #LeadLAP
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: taking the time to talk to my colleagues- and trying to make time to visit their classrooms. Setting up things like a #whyiteach activity before staff mtgs & at district mtgs. #LeadLAP
  • mburwitz Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: making an effort to get to the teacher’s work/lunchroom and just visit and laugh #LeadLAP
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A1&2: I take the time to talk. I'm an open book! My transparency creates trust, so others don't have to hide. I'm real, like them, with struggles, doubts, & successes. #LeadLAP
  • trishgoosen Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2. There can often seem to be more of a connection with PLN colleagues I haven’t met compared to others #LeadLAP
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: We just started a podcast two weeks ago to share our beliefs & stories together! #ToughTalkWithTeachers on @podbean! We will meet for coffee to discuss our personal lives & our goals in our professional lives! #LeadLap
  • PlayYay Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    We are doing a workout program together #leadlap #kidsdeserveit #workingoutishard
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Morning... looks like there are a lot of us Show Me Staters in #leadlap this AM... hope you're doing well.
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Yay! That's what we are all here for, Cathy. Love that we can inspire and push each other. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    That's awesome! We try that too! Have you ever done the "Tell me how you got your name" activity? Its super fun and you learn all sorts of fun things! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • KarmenLogan Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2- Reading blogs of others. Todd- your book Stories from Webb is on my short list too. Talking with others and of course this tool here... keep on tweeting! #LeadLAP
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Looking forward to reading and future posts! Congrats on getting started! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @me1odystacy
  • BradOwings Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2 - I read a lot of blogs, twitter, and just getting out there and seeing stuff. #LeadLAP
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2 Face-2-face convos about their lives, not just school issues. #leadlap
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: We have our school hashtag #TMGenius that helps us connect, share our story together. We also started a school collab blog https://t.co/KJb0lXV6I0 where our leaders can share their stories in a more in depth way. #LeadLAP
  • lauriesmcintosh Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: I try to engage in conversations about things I know they love. I bring up their families and significant others and pets... and I watch them light up. ❤️ I love to be there when they could use some help. I ask this questions as much as I can. #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    I really like this idea. We have weekly team meetings,used to accomplish what needs to be accomplished, but our catching up during those meetings always makes them run REALLY long. I wonder if there would be value in separating the two. It may FEEL better that way. #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Sweet that you’re on Snap. Definitely helps with your most important audience (kids!) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrbrummet379
  • katiemartinedu Feb 3 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: Create time in PD/ meetings to share & elevate stories. It's a powerful way to connect and build community #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Small rural district. Most are on FB but few know what to do with Twitter or understand why it is useful. #thestruggleisreal #leadlap
    In reply to @JeremyDBond
  • LindaEdwardsi Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    I think having a staff community on Slack, Google+, Flipgrid would great for ongoing dialogue #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: Ask great questions. If there is one area that we can all improve as leaders is to ask better questions more often. #LeadLAP
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2. So loving my #PLN! ❤️❤️❤️Twitter has been a great source of connecting, reflecting, and learning! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: I am also asking questions about how is everything going. Know their kids names, check on sick relatives, & ALWAYS write handwritten notes of appreciation. #LeadLap
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2:This Twitter thing, y'all. I'm finally getting into it. It's taken a year, but I'm on it all the time to grow my PLN esp with those w/in my district & building. This Millennial is still quite the fan of face to face discussions, collaborations, & sharing of stories. #LeadLAP
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Me too! It's actually now time to update the signature. I'm already onto my next book. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @teachermantrav
  • LiaGyore Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: Through Twitter and reading others' blogs, etc. There are so many inspiring educators out there! They keep me excited and motivated to keep growing. #leadlap
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Thanks for the encouragement! Just getting it going was exciting. Now to write more... and share it more. Takes courage but I've been convinced of the worth! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @FelixJacomino
  • PlayYay Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A1: writing and tweeting and learning #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Yes, that is a problem for me too. I am often with the kids on the yard connecting. Have to make connecting with Ts a priority. And social hours help too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @APKRentz
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    So important... when Ts feel like the only time you chat is when you want something, they are less likely to open up. Great plan of action, Todd! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Handwritten notes make such a difference, don't they? #leadlap
    In reply to @leighmragsdale
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    "Our names hold value. For some people, their name is all they have. We owe it to people to not only learn their names but also learn how to pronounce them correctly" https://t.co/itNG9BAGVg #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • trishgoosen Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2.2. Taking a few minutes to talk with colleagues and making intentional choices to connect with others with whom you may not regularly do so #LeadLAP
  • HillMrispo Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Sharing our diverse stories helps students to relate to us and develop meaningful relationships. I use my story to encourage students to dig deep and be triumphant!
  • RhondaStroud9 Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A1: I started my first blog yesterday https://t.co/1BnqSiUwkH I will be blogging more often now because I believe we all have an awesome story to share #leadlap
  • coacheagan Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: still making f2f a priority as the best way! @voxer is the next best option for me and then Twitter #leadlap
  • CyFairScott Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A1: As the technology admin on my campus I try to share every moment that I have grown with the teachers I coach. I want them to always know that is okay to share when we struggled and how we overcame the obstacles. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • BivinsMiller Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Connecting through Voxer, Principal Cluster Meetings, Twitter & just our simple text message groups to keep us all tuned up to what is important. It is important that we continue to share! #leadlap
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: Twitterhas definitely given me the pathway to learn others’ stories and be inspired & empowered by them! Thanks #PLN 💫💕 #leadLAP
  • bmilla84 Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: Get to know your staff!! I strive to build those connections so I can support them & know them on a deeper level!! We are family! #LeadLAP
  • DinaMWeiss Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: Be a joiner... join and actively participate in school and community committees. When our context dynamics shift, so does our thinking! #LeadLAP
  • PreK33 Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    We are reading mostly YA fiction to know and understand what the students are reading. One of the Ts just sent out an email at the beginning of the year to see if there was an interest. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MsJBarger, @TechNinjaTodd
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    No one better to learn from on this than @TechNinjaTodd! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @me1odystacy, @TechNinjaTodd
  • MrPStrunk Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    I talk to them and spend time with them outside of school. Hoping to have @ToddRisser and @misskoplin on my podcast soon! #LeadLAP
  • Mrjonresendez Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: Well, I’m here on Twitter so that’s huge for reaching out. I like to also participate in as many district and union level activities to engage others. #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Yes! Yes! Connecting with others on Twitter fills ME up for sure! Always inspired by our PLN! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • polonerd Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    You can check out @mrmatera vlog here. https://t.co/fE7vHhpJ7n #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tammy_black, @burgess_shelley, @mrmatera, @mrmatera
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Oh yes they do! It is rewarding for all of us! #LeadLap
    In reply to @tammy_black
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    There is so much truth to this statement - thank you for sharing this thought! It is so helpful and it inspires me to get on it! #leadlap
    In reply to @principledlady
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: Something we tried in our system... A year of learning blog with contributions from a different person each day. It was powerful! https://t.co/0z1eoQBivA #LeadLAP
  • shirky17 Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    #LeadLAP would it be good to separate the meeting part from the community building part ; things we have to get done (business) and things we want to do (personal/social)?
    In reply to @katiemartinedu
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: There is a fun activity with 100%, 50% and 1% of ppl. We learned SO much about ppl. Too long to explain on a Tweet, but if anyone is interested I can send info! #LeadLAP
  • BobbieFrench Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2- We share celebrations at beginnings each meeting. Trying to engage them with FB groups and twitter. #Leadlap
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Q3: I love how @teachermantrav does an after school writing group with his peers. How can you connect with your peers and grow together (besides Twitter)? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • pinkpatterson Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2: When Staff attends PD of campus, they are scheduled to present and share back to our staff...making them the campus expert! Next year we are going to share our @PollyRyonMS Ted Talks at each staff meeting! #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    It was insanity in my building! Crazy long day with Ss and Ts not quite acting themselves! Def blaming the super duper blue blood mooon! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2b: I started the QOD for lead meetings & fac meetings this year too. Something completely random & mostly non- work related- huge score with staff! They look forward to sharing w/ each other 🙌 #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Isn't Voxer just the best? So great for diving deep with getting to know others - wouldn't you agree @AnnickRauch? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @rokstar19, @AnnickRauch
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    So great that you’ve started off on that foot. How are you considering your approach to building relationships with families? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @YennePaul, @yenneam
  • mcconnellaw Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2: Get outside your own school. Go visit others doing great things. Everyone should take time to visit others in your role at other schools - principals, teachers, etc. #LeadLAP #kidsdeserveit #10principles
  • bcampbell70 Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2 Interactions through Twitter, FB, Voxer and fave to face when possible. Relationships matter! #LeadLAP
  • brewerhm Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2: I’ve gone old school - I have tried to be intentional about picking up the phone or seeing people in person! I crave organic, authentic conversations that are meaningful! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Q3 has arrived... #LeadLAP
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A2b: We currently have an optional bookstudy going on @A5WHES! Teacher 50:Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence by @PrincipalKafele has provided a wonderful opportunity for teachers and admin. to have rich convos around the questions.
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Need to get better about handwritten notes. Make time! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @leighmragsdale
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: I want to start an after school craft, chess, workout, or book club with some teachers! Spend time doing something other than lesson planning! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • MsLisaEpp Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A1: I’m broaching into this same thing! Going to share via a bulletin board. Sharing on Instagram & Goodreads with students & colleagues. #leadlap
    • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A1: I also share through my reading life. I post my to-read list in class, as well as the book I am currently reading. I also talk with students about my next read. What we read reveals a great deal about us. #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Absolutely LOVE this idea! I think we often believe this is something we can't do as leaders - but it's excellent professional development! #leadlap
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    I love that idea of "sharing goodness". Reminds me of @OrganicLeaderVB and their #JoyFair2018 happening later this month! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @OrganicLeaderVB
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2: Visiting colleagues’ classrooms or offices is a great way to hear more stories. I love going into classes and hearing the instructor, listening to students, and watching the story of their teaching unravel. #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: When we do PL together. Not just in our building but on conferences. We do our best to make sure no staff does PL alone. We have 7 Ts @OpalSchool this weekend. Powerful learning. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    There really is nothing that can replace the face to face interactions we have with folks. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @brewerhm
  • katiemartinedu Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Love this! #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • CatherineKU72 Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2 #LeadLAP Thoroughly enjoy when we go out as a school on Friday afternoon! We can decompress the week & discuss personal life to prepare for the week-end. Downtime w/a purpose.
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Time, right? Any advice out there? How important is it to make the time to tell your story? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @kimbnov16
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    I do love voxer - but I'm struggling to find groups to connect with currently. Any suggestions?? #leadlap
    In reply to @tamaraletter, @rokstar19, @AnnickRauch
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Yes, trying to encourage my Ts to hop on. I am alone. #leadlap
    In reply to @DrLMNelson
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    I’d like to know about this writing group. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd, @teachermantrav
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: I work with FBLA and Tech club. This is a great way to connect and grow student success. #leadlap
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: Am helping start a #tlap book study, incorporating some after school fun PD ideas that I got from the #4OCF Voxer book study, and looking for ways to make our building and district a FUN place to be! #LeadLAP
  • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3 We have started an Appy Hour, which has gone over well. #leadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: As a staff, we plan once a month staff outings. Bowling, concerts, art classes, etc! Those have been awesome! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • MrPStrunk Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: A group of us try to go out for dinner at least once a month. Has really helped build a sense of community b/w us! #LeadLAP @ToddRisser @misskoplin @SarahCaseyPE @TuckerBrownPE @ToddRisser @MsWilkersonBand
  • Mrjonresendez Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A1: I have not told my story yet. I am figuring out how to say what I want g #LeadLAP
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: Share goals & be human. The one thing a leader possesses is “the island” & it must be made to attract others. Share! Build a dock so the party barge stops in there too! #LeadLAP
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A2: We also did our building-wide PD EdCamp style last week & it was amazing! I gave 15 minutes before we started to just "catch up" with each other! #LeadLap
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: Book studies have been great for connecting our staff in professional dialogue. Working on planning some social gathering soon, with no agenda other than fun and personal connection! #LeadLAP
  • LindaEdwardsi Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3 At Times we’ve had book clubs with staff but not everyone is interested, sometimes we go for dinner, a movie or cocktails #LeadLAP
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3 I would love to start something like a book club or have a rotating blog post with a group of administrators in different MS that could collaborate and toss around ideas and new information #Leadlap
  • bosstetter_edu Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A1: I share my story by sharing my life in a way that includes others: I love working WITH people and not just near them. I also share my story through Twitter. I guess should update my blog (https://t.co/M5VJGVGF34) more... #LeadLap
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3-Holding face-to-face chat sessions. I've scheduled a chat session about Kagan structures and invited our T's and staff. I want to learn about their strengths in the classroom and connect. Also, visiting their classrooms and seeing their magical teaching abilities. #leadlap
  • nankr1120 Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    New Post: GRACE-How to Find the Path to Better #Nan3EDU #tlap #IMMOOC #LEADlap https://t.co/q4M179CyfO
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    I’m a huge fan of peer observation and instructional rounds. We’ve done potluck and Pd book studies that were great! #leadlap A3
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: Was just at our Book Club meeting last night! Connecting outside of school is important. #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    That sounds fun! What does that look like? #leadlap
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • polonerd Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Just open a "No Lesson Planning" room. It will probably look like a Starbucks. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • PreK33 Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: Our staff book club. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd, @teachermantrav
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A s stopped me after honor roll program this week. She thanked me for always saying her name correctly. It matters! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
  • cdsmeaton Feb 3 @ 10:52 AM EST
    My yearly future plan meetings with my administrators are critical. https://t.co/M8EVZ8VbM0 #LeadLap
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: We also have done a weekly bible study in the mornings once a week for any interested. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Can’t wait to hear others ideas...#LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: We hosted staff retreats every year... off campus in a cool place where purpose really was to connect and have fun together. #LeadLAP
  • shelly_pierson Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A2 I'm connecting F2F, electronically, Skype/Google, and Twitter. I read blogs...haven't started writing one, yet. #LeadLAP
  • YennePaul Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A2: Finding times to watch others teach, even if briefly, and following up with them. I come from being a para, and one of the things I miss most is watching other amazing Ts work their magic everyday. Can inspire great conversations. #LeadLAP
  • kimbnov16 Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A2: I joined a book study #ghbookstudy with Andi McNair @mcnairan3 author of Genius Hour. We have met @ajjuliani & @PaulSolarz so far, & soon @DonWettrick through #YoutubeLive @JoyKirr author of #shiftthis is in the study as well! #LeadLAP
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: Our crew just had "Milk and Cookies" yesterday evening. Offsite connections with non-school conversation always helps to recharge batteries and build the team. #LeadLAP
  • BradOwings Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3 That’s really hard in our area because we are so spread out. We have area meetings, but that’s not enough:( #LeadLAP
  • MrDougCampbell Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    I suspect that if a teacher took a break from the profession and came back in 5 or 10 years it would be totally different. Mostly because of tech. #LeadLAP
  • Mrjonresendez Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A1: I have not told my story yet. I am figuring out how I want to say what I need to say. Getting there! #LeadLAP
  • lauriesmcintosh Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: I have invited others into my classroom and have asked to visit theirs so that we can better understand each other and help each other out. #LeadLAP
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    How do you measure the effectiveness of different forms of communication? (Understanding you’re just starting out on social media.) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DrLMNelson
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: Currently, I'm doing an Innovator's Mindset book study with 9 Ts. We meet at Panera after school and it completely changes the dynamic! Also doing #tlap with 2 Ts and online #PersonalizedPD course w/5 Ts. So much FUN! #LeadLAP
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: Intrigued by the coffeeEdu or EDBrew ideas I've seen. We are a large district so would be interesting to put something together to get grade levels from differing schools together just to chat #LeadLAP
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3 @GulliverSchools has book clubs for just about every constituent. Our Ped Coaches @GSeducoach lead some for Ts & some for parents. Latest for Ps was @DevorahHeitner's Screenwise. All Ts read @gcouros' #InnovatorsMindset #LeadLAP
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    We have a weekly morning devotion time too, with staff taking turns sharing. Its a powerful way to learn stories and build connections! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • EdLog411 Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: our district has many year long learning teams. I invite teachers to join me on one...and every year there are groups of our Ts on almost every team! #LeadLAP
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    You could even do a meet up on the weekend (or anytime), but remotely through Google Hangouts, skype, etc. I haven't tried this, but the idea is intriguing. #LeadLAP
  • superstarcurric Feb 3 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: We started a fitness club after school and it's been great to see more teachers being active. #LeadLAP
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    My Ts are given the opp to go and visit another site each trimester. Powerful and leads to great discussions. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KeriSkeeters
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3b-Planning things outside of school. Yesterday a group of staff went out for chips and salsa after school. I haven't laughed so hard in so long! We need to do this more often! #leadlap
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: I LOVE how our ESL coordinator @PalmaTeresa13 works it out for us to meet for PLC once a semester! It’s imperative to learn from our peers and collaborate for a common cause #leadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    Right? I always have a moment or two where I pause, and then I hit Publish. :) Hey, is there a hashtag for the Stories from the Web book? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • mrbgilson Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: I love this idea, will put some thought into the rest...#leadlap
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3 We've tried book clubs, too. Some successful some not. Wonder why? #leadlap
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: I think social gatherings, even just lunch, outside of the school building does wonders to learn, share, and grow. It doesn't always have to be something new and techie (even tho I love being a techie). #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    This would be great!! You may not realize the things and interests you have in common. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: This is not always easy to schedule, but visit each other's classrooms and then converse about what you see and hear. #leadlap
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: We are constantly connecting & learning as a team. We did 12 different T-led & chosen book studies over the summer (some in person, some @Voxer), we shared school-wide w @Flipgrid , we focus on building our PLNs, supporting & challenging each other. #LeadLAP
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: At our school we do monthly socials put on by each "huddle". I also plan to start (really soon!) an after-school "APPy Hour" to just chill and talk about different types of instructional technology. Very informal! #hacklearning #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: tgifs and being intentional in celebrating and hanging out f2f. Voxer groups are another good way to connect and hear each other’s voices #leadlap
  • katiemartinedu Feb 3 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: spend time visiting each other's schools, get in classrooms, & collaborate around a shared goal or problem of practice. #LeadLAP
  • JohnCahalin1 Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    It's a bit premature, but we're building a video-based professional social network for education, due out next school year. https://t.co/G4MNGTTv7j #leadlap
  • bwittcoff Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    #EdcampMALeads So excited to win an autographed edition of Lead like A Pirate! #LeadLAP @burgess_shelley
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    That sounds so awesome! #leadlap
    In reply to @FelixJacomino, @GulliverSchools, @GSeducoach, @DevorahHeitner, @gcouros
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    #Edumatch with @sarahdateechur is a great way to connect - I believe she may also have a list of Voxer chat groups! (Maybe?) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KeriSkeeters, @rokstar19, @AnnickRauch, @sarahdateechur
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    As a parent I appreciated a teacher revealing that he’d had an indequate school experience because it motivated him to make better experiences for our kids. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrbrummet379
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A2: Our #pineapplechart is a great way for our teachers to visit one another. Talk about powerful PD & collaboration! #LeadLap
  • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3: As an AP, I frequently sit with the other APs in my building to debrief the day, commiserate, or share ideas. But we never collaborate with other APs in the district. Maybe some kind of e-group...? Going to look into this idea more. #LeadLAP
  • Mrjonresendez Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    My school site has a book club. We pick one book per year and meet in person once a month or use a community white board to discuss its implications. #LeadLAP
  • tishrich Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Just started a new semester so perfect time to share my Favorite Things post! Powerful way to start the year and build relationships! https://t.co/vUGcpsAAux #tlap #xplap #leadlap #oredchat #kidsdeserveit #smedfordhs #culinarysmhs
  • Howells_Owls Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    I love how many voices would be heard in your system! I do a weekly Smore for faculty and one for families and always blog at the beginning some part of our story- maybe I need to get some other voices to contribute! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    & such great community building, too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrbrummet379
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3 Collaborate w/colleague(s) to present together at professional conference. #LeadLAP
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Some of my most impactful persona learning has been by visiting others classrooms and having others visit mine. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Our district has the same gym membership. There are quite a few teachers and staff that all go to the same workout classes. It's so cool! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
    In reply to @superstarcurric
  • courtkneeruns Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Courtney from the Bay here. ⏰#inclusive #ELA #firstyearteacher #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    I wrote it out - hope that makes sense - let me know! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @s_lamkin
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Awesome! Makes it easy and...#LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Yes! We do this too! Last summer, ours was @NewportAquarium . Good times & important for us as an entire team. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @NewportAquarium
  • TheStephenKeys Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3. Local PLC group. We eat chicken wings and talk. Also, with @Stella_Pollard we have started a #techotuesday where we are available to help answer questions and show new things. #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    I wrote it out - hope that makes sense - let me know! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @trishgoosen
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3 We invite Ts and other staff to share success (and learn-from-our-failure) stories at staff meetings. #leadlap
  • MenaHillEdu Feb 3 @ 10:55 AM EST
    More Ss blogs! My daughter explains the amazing Giant Panda! 🐼💛💡🌍 #tlap #LeadLAP #satchatwc #InnovatorsMindset #mthilledu ✔it out https://t.co/frRXZRoxqb
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    "Every story matters. Are you telling yours?" https://t.co/itNG9Bj5wG #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • MHawley_3 Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: Busy schedules create some barriers, but a small group of colleagues participate in monthly book(there is no judgment if you don’t complete the book in time 😅) #LeadLAP
  • bmilla84 Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: I like doing @voxer book chats w/ my peers!! I love learning their insights/voice/passion/convictions!! It takes my learning to the next level! #LeadLAP
  • pinkpatterson Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    We are doing a @KidsDeserveIt book study...last week we were trained on @CanvasLMS “discussions”..so we used this platform with our staff for their responses to discussion questions! #LeadLAP @AbbyKettler used with her reading kids too! Practicing what you preach! @TechNinjaTodd
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    I wrote it out - hope that makes sense - let me know! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @PSassersWorld
  • BobbieFrench Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3 I LOVE connecting through Voxer groups. Lots of sharingand even @Voxer book studies #Leadlap
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: Another idea: Coffee Saturdays -- let colleagues know when and where you will be for coffee and invite them to join you for a social time and conversation. #leadlap
  • MsLisaEpp Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: My colleague and I joined each other’s Google Classrooms as co-teachers. It helps us keep relative pacing; it is a natural way to collaborate without increasing need to over-explain everything; we also gain student exemplars from each other’s students along the way. #leadlap
  • The_Groffice Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: We have a large group of Ts in a school Voxer group, where we share ideas, successes, and struggles. Creates connections and further conversations. Often hear from someone in person “I like what you said on Voxer...” #leadlap
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Changing the location changes the dyanamics for sure.
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    This. A message the surrounding community can get across to schools. #LeadLAP
  • LiaGyore Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: I would love for our staff to have a common time to gather that was not adenda-driven, just a time to connect. There are Ts I have never had a conversation with because I only see them at staff meetings. #leadlap
  • KarmenLogan Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    I connect with other admin by calling them and meeting up with them after school and did a Voxer group on Lead Like a Pirate. I also am enjoying some admin group on FB for various topics. #LeadLAP
  • pinkpatterson Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Oops Q3! #LeadLAP
  • JuliaMishler Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Jumping in late- I’m Julia Mishler, principal of the new @Wellborn_MS in College Station, Tx opening in August. Telling our story is huge as we get ready to open our doors in a few months! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:56 AM EST
    It's fun to start by reading day 1 and just moving forward to see how they evolved over time. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Howells_Owls
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • katiemartinedu Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Peer observation and connecting around what's actually happening in schools and classrooms is so powerful! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Very similar idea to Coffee Saturdays I just mentioned. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @djgardner1
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3: In district book studies, making admin meetings about learning as well as business, and attending #edcamps outside district with peers #LeadLAP
  • jeffreykubiak Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Wow, just wow! Read and share this my friends- #Grace. What does it mean to you? #JoyfulLeaders #leadlap #PrincipalsInAction #MomsAsPrincipals #tlap @NMTimberwolves
  • tishrich Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3: Our local Southern Oregon peeps meet for #coffeeEDU on a regular basis! So look for this time to chat with my passionate educator friends! #leadlap
  • kimbnov16 Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3: By allowing a group of 6th-grade boys to follow their passion for RC vehicles twice a week after school until 6pm each week. @SteinbrinkLaura That's Laura's son on the far right! #LeadLAP
  • PreK33 Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    We choose books that are YA so we know what the older kids are reading. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @drmcclard, @TechNinjaTodd, @teachermantrav
  • courtkneeruns Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3 We started a walking group every Thursday for 20min to get outside and connect with other admin and teachers.☀️☁️ #LeadLAP
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Me too! So glad @teresagross625 and @mjjohnson1216 started #bookcampPD @voxer 🙌🏼✨💕📚📖 #leadlap
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3 voxer groups have been really awesome. Edcamps seem really cool, also social events #LeadLap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Q4 is up... #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: I just finished "Far from the Tree" (OMG AMAZING) and am now reading "57 Bus". Really trying to challenge myself with characters/storylines I might not pick up on my own. @teachermantrav and @jenniferlagarde recommend the BEST books #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • FelixJacomino Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4 Stories from Webb & #LeadLAP itself!
  • bosstetter_edu Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A2: It's great to connect afar with Twitter but a "new" way to connect for many people is F2F: visiting others, taking time to talk, helping in person. I am also a huge fan of #EdCamp models of connecting. #leadlap
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Mandatory or by choice? I struggle having Ts engaged rather than feeling its a "have to". #LeadLAP
    In reply to @PreK33, @TechNinjaTodd, @teachermantrav
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: Currently reading a couple books... Lead Like a Pirate! And Hacking Classroom Management by @BaldRoberts #LeadLAP #hacklearning
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • JuliaMishler Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A1: I’ve been using social media to tell our story both in construction updates and vision/philosophy. Had a great friend help me with a video to introduce myself and the dreams I have for our school! #LeadLAP
  • adamdovico Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Week 28 as principal is in the books! Check it out: https://t.co/ohGZl6a0eC #LimitlessSchool #MooreTogether #tlap #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt #satchat
  • specialtechie Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    I'm late! #leadlap I was writing my #FETC blog post while getting an oil change and got sidetracked! Pam from Charleston, SC.
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: I'm reading Lead Like A Pirate and I have a stack of more I want to read. I'm also reading kids books for a school event! Its pretty fun! #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • MrPStrunk Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Getting ready to start @casas_jimmy#culturize. Excited to learn about promoting good culture and help me take a leadership role in establishing it. #LeadLAP
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: I just finished #bethewildcard #codebreaker and of course Stories from Webb. They are making me go outside in a bit way and I'm planning on Purposeful Principals next month after tax returns. #LeadLAP
  • TheStephenKeys Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A2. Hangout outside of the building. Talk to each other. We are a team. The better we know each other, the more productive we can be. #LeadLAP
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation by Kim Marshall. Trying to make sure my feedback is valuable and effective or our teachers (and kids)! #LeadLAP
  • KarmenLogan Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3b: I also visited a campus in another district to see their PLC and data room this year. Going to PLCs at another neighboring district on 13tg. Excited to collaborate with @DrJohnsonEDU and her team #LeadLAP
  • DinaMWeiss Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3: Share, Share, Share, Ask, Ask, Ask...”I found this/ learned this,” “What are your thoughts, what is your take on...” Collective Agency! Be a resource, give a resource. Relationships are true agents of change. #LeadLAP
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Every chance I get!! #leadlap #StoriesFromWebb
  • CanAllSucceed Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    The more we engage w/ students & allow them to see our true colors, the more students will trust us and engage in class. #leadlap #bendingED
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Are they choosing the books they want to read? Our Ts are reading Innovator’s Mindset then applying ideas to do something new in Classroom and share out to empower others to try new things. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tammy_black
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    We are thrilled to have you anytime, Pam! Welcome. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @specialtechie
  • sarahdateechur Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Thanks so much @tamaraletter! Would love to have anyone join our community. Sign up at https://t.co/FYzPcASv0M. The voxer list can be found at https://t.co/TjP0oa3ajm. #Leadlap
    In reply to @tamaraletter, @KeriSkeeters, @rokstar19, @AnnickRauch, @tamaraletter
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3: We have a morning “huddle” every MWF (we call it M@M - Mtg @ the Mailbox) where we gather 10 min before kids come in & catch up. We laugh, get inspiration, share celebrations, whatever we need as a team. #LeadLAP
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Me too! I just discovered Voxer a few months ago. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BobbieFrench, @voxer
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 10:58 AM EST
    I found out more about our Librarian in that activity then I ever had in the 2 years before! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @s_lamkin
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4: I'm also fixing to read "Out of My Mind" (a gift from @s_lamkin) and "The War That Saved My Life"! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Yay! Kim's here! That's more #MORepresenting AND she shared a pic of my kiddo! Win Win! #LeadLAP #platorv
    In reply to @kimbnov16
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Q4: Remember these books are books that AREN'T PD books. How are you growing your reading life outside of PD books? #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Get ahold of @mlarson_nj and join our #4ocf group. The book study is over but the fun is just beginning #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KeriSkeeters, @tamaraletter, @AnnickRauch, @mlarson_nj
  • CJCain7 Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4: Just finished “Stories From Webb”. I am not one that openly displays vulnerability & reading story after story of Todd & his team putting themselves & their personal stories out there was a great example for me. Need to open myself up more. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Mom's Morning Out, Parent Prom, Family Math Night, Community Brunch where we talk about progress and partnership! #leadlap
    In reply to @mellomama6
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4 I’m reading The Innovators Mindset and plan to read Ditch Homework and Wild Card soon as well #Leadlap
  • shelly_pierson Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A3 As a book lover, I connect with peers through latest reading and learning. I text, email, message regularly to check-in, and have weekly gatherings with a few. #LeadLAP
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    I’m waiting on @Jeff_Zoul ‘s The Principled Principal. #leadlap A4
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • tishrich Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A3: Our local Southern Oregon peeps meet for #coffeeEDU on a regular basis! So look forrward to this time to chat with my passionate educator friends! #leadlap
  • trishgoosen Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A3 always can find ways to connect with peers and share stories with a focus of student and adult learning. #LeadLAP
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4: The Hate U Give was way beyond my typical book selection, but was powerful! It has caused me to consider multiple perspectives more readily. #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: When people tell me they don't have time, I tell them that I make 15 min at night every night before I go to bed. I don't always make it the full 15 min, but I try! Audiobooks are also a lifesaver! Everyday on the way to work! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4) I just finished #Culturize . Next on my list is Explore Like A Pirate. So many books, so little time. #LeadLAP
  • LindaEdwardsi Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4 I am Culterize Iknow non PD but I love reading the DBC books makes ❤️ happy @burgessdave #LeadLAP
  • MsLisaEpp Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A3. We often sit down as a JH team to chat and eat air popped popcorn together after school on Thursdays. Simple pleasures! #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd, @teachermantrav
  • MHawley_3 Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: The Innovator’s Mindset, TeachLAP, and Culturize #LeadLAP
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: Non-PD? The next book on my horizon is The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. Can't wait to check it out. I've heard good things #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    I haven't done a #coffreeedu in 2 years now. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tishrich
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: As silly as it may sound, I'm currently reading the Harry Potter series. It's def not my preferred genre of books. #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • specialtechie Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier #leadlap my first non-burgess publishing book in a while. Lol!
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    great reads. #leadlap
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • MrWawczak Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: Currently rearing three books - Culturize by @casas_jimmy, The Wild Card by @WadeKing7 and @hopekingteach and Drive by Daniel Pink #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Does reading "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty count? Sometimes I just need to pleasure read. :-) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd, @s_lamkin
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Out of mind is great. #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd, @s_lamkin
  • Mrjonresendez Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Reading Sapiens by Yuval Harari and The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt. Love to learn about human decision making. #leadlap
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Over winter break I read Rising Strong by Brene Brown and now I'm starting Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. I also read The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu to fill my heart with happiness. #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • OBrien_Dani_3 Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A2: ASK! 😊 Taking risks together builds a stronger team. #LeadLAP
  • PSassersWorld Feb 3 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: on deck I have the graphic novels Black Panther and the Watchmen (not a genre I typically gravitate towards) #LeadLAP #kidsdeserveit
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • casehighprinc Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    I am unabashedly celebratory of what I’m reading OUTSIDE of education books. I read a play a week and am 60% through Dickens’ BLEAK HOUSE. Model your expectations!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • JuliaMishler Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: I love reading stories about characters who have had a different experience than mine-helps me build empathy for those who I encounter. Read “The Hate U Give” and “Tattoos on the Heart”. Highly recommend both! #leadLAP
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: Just starting this one -- https://t.co/JRI8o7pWWM -- #leadlap
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4 Quiet and The Little Book of Hygge #leadlap
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: Fervent, Priscilla Shirer & Divine Direction, Craig Groeschel. Faith guides this pirate all days of the week. #LeadLAP
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: I'm not reading a non-PD book on the side. And it's a time thing. What I'm reading for my own PD is so interesting and impactful that I don't want to put that down. #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    Don’t wait for the “weather” in your school system to change...Mkae YourOwn Snow! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt #tlap #ECEduCon https://t.co/fgHOByxoew
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: Currently reading: #Empowerbook and #TheWildCard and ALWAYS READING/REFERRING TO: #tlap and #InnovatorsMindset Just finished #4OCF #LeadLAP
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    Also, we strive to get our Ss to love reading & to be readers. Shouldn't we be doing the same, then? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: "The Power of Moments" - almost done and started the "The Wild Card" #LeadLAP
  • BradOwings Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4 - Crucial Conversations, Tribes, and starting a new one with our Supt in a couple of weeks. I have staff doing Doug Lemov. #LeadLAP
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: I recently read That Workshop Book by Sam Bennett. It really pushed my thinking about my own reading/writing workshop. I’m excited to read #180days by @pennykittle & @KellyGToGo and A Novel Idea by @teachkate #LeadLAP
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4 Half way through _American Street_, YA novel by @idizoboi. Haitian immigrant experiences in Detroit invites me to see through new eyes. #leadLAP
  • MsLisaEpp Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4. I’ve been selecting more sports-themed and sci-fi books which are not my “type” so that I can better recommend good titles to my students, especially the boys! #leadlap
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • ljsmith0414 Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A4. I am reading Dare to Dream Then Do It by John C. Maxwell. As I get older and am turning the corner of raising 3 kids and teaching I need some me time. What do I want to do in my life? Definitely out of my comfort zone to think about me.
  • CatherineKU72 Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4 #LeadLAP French literature from a variety of genres, but my husband pushes me to read more history of the Middle East and North Africa. Not as many PD books, strangely enough...
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    #LeadLAP This morning I finished Teacher 50. I am also reading Lead Like a Pirate, Bud Not Buddy, Visual Learning, and Be the Wild Card. #lovegrowing #principalinaction
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A3. Love that idea! Going to try it. We have purposed social events. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • DinaMWeiss Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: Lead Like a Pirate 🤝and Wisdom of Sundays🙏 #LeadLAP
  • EdLog411 Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: Two series my son and so are reading together. I love to be able to recommend books we’ve read with students #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: My principal @ryanssiemens got me "9 Lessons I Learned From My Father" By Murray Howe. I've now gotten a couple other books about Gordie Howe. Really interested in learning more! #LeadLAP
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 11:01 AM EST
    I’m here to learn too. It does take promotion... just because it’s sent or posted doesn’t mean it’s read. A hashtag campaign. And certainly modeling from educators across the school or district, driven by leadership prioritizing it. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DrLMNelson
  • cdsmeaton Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4- Any Michael Fullan book is worthy. Coherence and Deeper Learning are on my desk right now. #LeadLap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: I also have on deck "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". My 9th grade daughter just finished it for a class and loved it. I very much enjoy YA books that my kids are reading. #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    SO GOOD! #leadLAP
    In reply to @brianrozinsky
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4-I'm currently reading @KidsDeserveIt, as well as @rubyKpayne's A Framework for Understanding Poverty! The next non-PD book I want to read is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. #leadlap
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: The 57 Bus by @DashkaSlater is necessary reading for every educator. #LeadLAP
  • specialtechie Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Thanks! #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • mcconnellaw Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4 My daughter and I just read Hamilton: The Revolution together - about how the musical came together. Amazing story of hard work, collaboration, and working through setbacks. #LeadLAP #10principles
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Over winter break I read Rising Strong by Brene Brown and now I'm starting Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. I also read The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu to fill my heart with happiness. #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q4: What books are you currently reading to push you outside your comfort zone (non-PD)? if you're not currently reading one, why not? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Out Of My Mind is a great book. Read that to my kiddos - good conversations. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd, @s_lamkin
  • bcampbell70 Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4 I am currently reading Wild Card and #StoriesFromWebb is next. #leadlap
  • The_Groffice Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Our group is voluntary. I haven’t heard the notifications complaint. Ive stressed the importance of taking what you can from it and not making it one more thing. My issue lately is that it started out really well but has slowed. Trying to find new ways to engage them. #leadlap
    In reply to @s_lamkin
  • LindaEdwardsi Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    #Leadlap
    In reply to @burgessdave
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4 Leaders eat Last by @simonsinek Good Leaders ask great Questions by @JohnCMaxwell and escaping the dunk tank by @RickJetter and @RebeccaCoda #LeadLap
  • coacheagan Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: finishing Culturize and next will read Wild Card👍 #leadlap
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: Here’s My Post about becoming a passionate reader! 📚📖💕 My colleague and friend @MissCoffey5 is always inspiring me and encouraging my reading life! #leadlap https://t.co/aWUPA1p5um
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    "We must take time to hug our students a little harder, give a few more high fives, and celebrate every single moment because we might be the only one in their lives celebrating" https://t.co/itNG9Bj5wG #LeadLAP #kidsdeserveit
  • HillMrispo Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    #leadlap Great idea to connect with colleagues
    • jacq_mccarthy Feb 3 @ 7:48 AM EST
      A2: Ask your teachers to create PD boards & have them work on them throughout the year. Make it fun & have small prizes (friendly competition). Here is an example: 👇 #satchat
  • courtkneeruns Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4 Reading “The Silk Roads” and “Guns, Germs, & Steel” since im also teaching social studies this yea. Not my strength. Realizing I’m more comfortable when I’m interested & have more background. #alwayslearning #teachwhatyouknow #learnwhatyoudon’t #LeadLAP
  • TheStephenKeys Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4. Rereading Covey's 7 habits. Trying to figure out which ones Im missing. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Exceptional choices! #LeadLAP
  • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    a4 I am starting When by Dan Pink. very intriguing. #leadLAP
  • PreK33 Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4: Professionally, I'm reading "Culturize." For pleasure, "Lullaby Sky." #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • bosstetter_edu Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A3: We need more face to face connection. There's always the possibility of connecting in person in formats like over coffee, idea-sharing lunch, book clubs, etc. #leadlap
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Sometimes it's hard to read outside of PD. I have limited time available and want to grab all the best PD so I can be my best for kids. But reading for fun is also important #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 10:59 AM EST
      Q4: Remember these books are books that AREN'T PD books. How are you growing your reading life outside of PD books? #LeadLAP
  • YennePaul Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. I was very wary, but I needed a way to de-stress and it seemed marketed to someone just like me 😉. So far it’s been quite helpful. #LeadLAP
  • leighmragsdale Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4: Getting ready to start #Culturize hopefully today! #LeadLap
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    I realize these are PD books, but they will change your teaching. If you want to grow, give them a read! #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4: I'm currently reading The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey and I'm about to start a book study on When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by @DanielPink - not sure they are out of the box - looking to stretch my thinking though. #leadlap
  • mburwitz Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A3: peers getting together at Ss activities and sitting together, cheering on... learning of interests that we share like up coming iFLY evening for educators and STEM #leadLAP
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Speaking of human decision making, have you tried _The Undoing Project_ by Michael Lewis? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Mrjonresendez
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Adding to my ever-growing book list once more! Thanks #leadlap 😀
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A thousand times, YES!!!!!!!!!! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • HartofLearning Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    I read "Learning Transformed" and passed it on to my Asst. Supt. #leadlap
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Q5: As a leader, how are you encouraging your Team to share their stories? What have you learned through the process? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4: I’m currently re-reading “The Stand” by Stephen King. With the flu running so rampant, it certainly sometimes has my imagination taking me to uncomfortable thoughts! #LeadLAP
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4: Currently reading #Culturize by @casas_jimmy, Radical Candor by Kim Scott & just had #WildCard delivered yesterday by @hopekingteach @WadeKing7 #LeadLAP
  • cdsmeaton Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Vulnerability is a key characteristic of outstanding leaders. If your stories don't show your vulnerability, you're not sharing your 'true" story! #LeadLap
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4: Cant get this answer straight this morning. I realized I read with my kids each night. The last reading olypmics book I read and enjoyed was Crazy Horse. Great historical fiction. by Joseph Marshall #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Q5 is here... #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    I have my HS Ss blogging too! We do a blog page, a passion page, and fun story page on their own Google Sites. Love! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu, @BethHouf, @GA_ScienceRodva, @MRsalakas, @isterlingn, @WillcottJulie, @TaraMartinEDU, @jeffreykubiak, @burgessdave, @WickedDecent, @audreyoclair
  • MrKaplanJK Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. #LeadLAP
  • MrsAsztalos Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4 Hi Melissa, 7th grade T from NY jumping in late after bfast. Starting Fish in a Tree based on my Librarians rec. #LeadLAP
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    This was powerful for me as a teacher and powerful now as as administrator! #KidsDeserveIt #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mcconnellaw
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 11:04 AM EST
    It has been a game changer for us. Quick but impactful! And fun:) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @pinkpatterson
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A5: I share mine open and honestly first, and then I encourage, encourage, encourage them to share theirs. I have learned so much about what happens in peoples' lives outside of school through this. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Loving the positive energy in #LeadLAP today! If you are enjoying the conversation, you will love the collection of stories in @TechNinjaTodd new book https://t.co/sWwfqd7FxP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A5: Great question - I don't know if I am? Hmmm #LeadLAP
  • mburwitz Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A4: Finding fun in my math world... #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Codebreaker is on my wish list! I read Purposeful Principals last summer - quick read, but resonated with me! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Ryan7Read
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Oh, you’ve REALLY just started! I understand. The individual emails sound awesome, tho. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @YennePaul, @yenneam
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    This is so cool! I may suggest this to our PD team! #LeadLAP
    • jacq_mccarthy Feb 3 @ 7:48 AM EST
      A2: Ask your teachers to create PD boards & have them work on them throughout the year. Make it fun & have small prizes (friendly competition). Here is an example: 👇 #satchat
  • Ross99A Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    I love when people take advantage of me because I’m nice 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 Short Films at:https://t.co/teWVYXdnhi Short Films at:https://t.co/knRXSH2Su4 #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes #LonelinessIn4Words #LeadLAP #LeadLAP #Ederson
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Agreed! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DrLMNelson, @JoveStickel
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A4: I have also been re-invigorated by reading some fiction. This is helpful for PD in that good fiction helps us see and better understand human nature. #leadlap
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A5: I decided to take the lead and during quiet days help teach my coworkers how to learn new tools they can be using in their classroom or ideas. I don't show my entire hand, but just little pieces. They love it. #LeadLAP
  • LiaGyore Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A4: Non-PD? None! It is about time. I am not good at allocating time for reading for pleasure outside of school breaks. #leadlap
  • bcampbell70 Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    My book list has increased some more today! Thank you #leadlap crew for the suggestions! #read #alwayslearning
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A5: I encourage my Ts to share at meetings and present in and out of district. We have some #rockstar Ts that need to learn the power of sharing because all #kidsdeserveit not just the ones in their classes #leadlap
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A5: Encouraging social media use, reading, and presenting together! Working on a conference proposal with some of my teachers led us to overhauling our entire RELA structure in upper elem. Its been AWESOME! And kids are benefiting! #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5: I learned sooooo much through writing "Stories from Webb" with my school family. They were truly brave in some of the stories they shared!! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5: I'm asking my team to try to take pictures of the work they are doing with teachers every day and tweet. They are also using a blog to share the work they do. #leadlap
  • KarmenLogan Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A4- My list is long. I am currently reading The Power of a Positive Leader. I am also reading through Get Better Faster. Wish I had this one sooner- very systematic and makes sense. #LeadLAP
  • HartofLearning Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A4, I am reading texts for my Master's program and learning about online safety, privacy, etc. #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • JoveStickel Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5 We have been working the last two or three years of getting our teachers to post to our hash tag and have encouraged them to become a part of edchats and expand their PLN. We are building steam but still have a ways to go #Leadlap
  • IdyllicLiving Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    #ICanAlwaysUseAnother #poll - Do you approve or disapprove of Trump? #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes #LonelinessIn4Words #SuperBowl #MAGA #FlyEaglesFly #LeadLAP #Eagles #NYC #TheBeard #BlackMenSmiling Burnley Uma Thurman The Memo Reveals the Coup Emeka Okafor RT for larger sample
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    At every admin mtg ( monthly) everyone is expected to share an example of a tried practice that worked, a book read, a podcast listened to, etc. #leadlap A5
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5: Finally after a convo with @GustafsonBrad I got twitter up and running in the office and the cafeteria projector. Images and written snapshots of awesome things happening in classrooms - conversation sparking! #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5: I'm encouraging Ts to create district-approved FB and Twitter pages to spotlight the awesome things they do in the classroom! It's such a great way to connect community, validate student work, and inspire others, too! #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    Brad is THE MAN!!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @djgardner1, @GustafsonBrad
  • principledlady Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5:When you go first it makes it easier for others todo the same. Embracing our own vulnerability empowers others. #leadlap
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5 by just listening to them and asking them questions. I want the kids to get the best out of their teachers and in order for that to happen they have to be taking care of. #LeadLap
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
    We've done both ways. Admin chooses and Ts choose. Seems more successful when reading is done over summer rather than during school year #leadlap
    In reply to @tamaraletter
  • MoonLitTree Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Trend #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words #LeadLAP #ICanAlwaysUseAnother The Memo Reveals the Coup Ederson McTominay
  • BradOwings Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5 - I try to help them make connections with other professionals through Twitter and reading blog posts. #LeadLAP
  • pdemps45 Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A3 We are doing a book study around a topic that is an issue in our school. I think meeting outside the school building is important, people relax more and hang out longer. #LeadLAP
  • dougemints Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Reading "Blind your Ponies", hs basketball coach builds supports ball players that have many needs A4-- #LeadLAP
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: I don't do enough of that. Thanks for the reminder. #leadlap
  • RhondaStroud9 Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A2: I’ve started participating in twitter chats and connecting with colleagues on a bigger scale as a result! #gwinchat #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • TamiJ123 Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    It was a great read! #LeadLAP #Culturize
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    It starts with you. Especially if you’re in a position of leadership. And incidentally, anyone who models this themselves is in a position of leadership. 😉 #LeadLAP
    • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:05 AM EST
      A5: I share mine open and honestly first, and then I encourage, encourage, encourage them to share theirs. I have learned so much about what happens in peoples' lives outside of school through this. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: sometimes it takes us getting them started. I love to "sprinkle" the ideas of others around and help connect people on topics of joint interest. #LeadLAP
  • LSpencerEdD Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Jumping in. Reading: Their Eyes Were Watching God and The World According to Star Wars #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • coacheagan Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: constantly pushing the team to utilize multiple methods to tell their story. I’m learning that I can’t worry about what platform etc they use, just important that we are sharing our stories some way #leadlap
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    This is something we need to do more. I want to see our admin doing this at our admin meetings (I haven't been successful in getting this done YET). We need to celebrate all the things we do - the great and the great failures - we are all learning, too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JayBilly2
  • ChoateNotes Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: I try to encourage fellow teachers to find a way to share their stories in whatever way suits them best... Twitter, Instagram, blog, newsletters, etc. Everyone has their own unique personality & the way they share their stories will be just as unique. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Face to face and handwritten notes are now like diamonds! Precious and rare! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
    In reply to @brewerhm
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Really, really good and inspirational #LeadLAP
    • BobbieFrench Feb 3 @ 11:06 AM EST
      These two are next on my list!!
      In reply to @JayBilly2
  • MrKaplanJK Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: I’m trying to get other teachers to share what they are doing on our school twitter @SSCMSStallions, it’s a struggle. #LeadLAP
  • teachermantrav Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: I encourage coworkers to write, to think, to grow through blogging & journaling. #LeadLAP
  • LiaGyore Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A4b: I have so add, however, I love reading PD books! #leadlap
  • specialtechie Feb 3 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: I'm presenting in a couple of weeks on Twitter for T's and Twitter for Admin. I'm trying to get as many people as I can in our district to embrace the power of Twitter! #leadlap I many be asking some of you for your testimonials.
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    I agree - time is much more flexible in the summer. Excellent observation! I also find that when Ts have choice in book selection, the buy-in and application is higher #LeadLAP
    In reply to @tammy_black
  • Wes_Kieschnick Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    5 Lessons All Kids MUST Learn: (Hint: They’re not in the curriculum.) - Happiness is a choice - Truth is a necessity - Change is inevitable - Hard work pays - Good health is a treasure #LeadLAP #SaturdayMorning #satchat #edchat #BoldSchool #KidsDeserveIt #leadered
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A5: In the process of getting Ts in the D to let us showcase a minute of their class time via FB, Instagram, and Twitter for the families. Short video clips, maybe a S of the Week -thanks @joshchoward . Am centralizing the method for how to get me the goodness to share. #LeadLAP
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A5: Trying to help foster an environment that allows for Ts to be open and risk-taking, even in what they share. I've learned that everyone has a story. But we have to be willing to authentically listen. #LeadLAP
  • JeniHermitz Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    Trend #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words #LeadLAP #ICanAlwaysUseAnother The Memo Reveals the Coup Ederson McTominay
  • sheehyrw Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    I am so fortunate to live my passion. Education is amazing and we all can #BeTheOne for kids. You have the power to change the life of child! #KidsDeserveIt #leadlap #tlap #JoyfulLeaders #relentlesslearning #HackLearning @burgessdave @burgess_shelley @awelcome
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    Recognizing individual personalities, styles, and comforts is huge. Thank you for that reminder! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ChoateNotes
  • mcconnellaw Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A5: It all begins with listening and supporting. Everyone has a story to share- show people you value theirs. #10principles #LeadLAP
  • mburwitz Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A:5 As a great friend shares with us weekly in our PLCs @stolarc time set aside to ask our team individually: ‘What’s working, what’s not, anything to share?’ #leadLAP
  • tjvari Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5: The better we #listen, the more people will share. Leaders are always learning to listen better. #leadlap #kidsdeserveit https://t.co/My49OPB6sT
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5: Just started the QOD at all the meetings this year. It’s been fun to see my HS staff & the district staff grow into each other ☺️💙 They have so much to share! #leadlap
  • dougemints Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5 a way I encourage others that tell their stories?? Um...I listen, comment, RT , Like, ask questions, engage, PM, reccomend #LeadLAP
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5. We begin each and every meeting with a PRAISE BREAK! It helps us focus on the positives and replicate success! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    It's powerful, Keri. We started with grade-level teams hosting learning sessions as opposed to individuals. Made it easier I think. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KeriSkeeters, @JayBilly2
  • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5 School policy says we can't post on our own, but Ts send info to post on the school social media account. Teachers are going to do a Techie Tailgate (in honor of Super Bowl) to practice twitter chats on Monday. Would love for #leadLAP to jump in on #semoedchat if they can.
  • ljsmith0414 Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A5. Our school has the cougar chronicles webpage, #ccjhcougarpride and a district newsletter.
  • BobbieFrench Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A4-I’m reading Formative Five for an @voxer book study #Leadlap. Up next is Culturize
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5: It's so important to connect. Make relationships a priority and model transparency. If I'm not stuffy, they can relax and share too. Ask them questions. Value their thoughts and experiences. Seek to elevate others. It changes the dynamic! #LeadLAP
  • MHawley_3 Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5: This is a tough one...I try to encourage others to share by establishing relationships built on trust. It takes a while for people to begin sharing, but when they share small parts of their story and they feel respected..they will continue to share. #LeadLAP
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A4: Reading @JonGordon11 The Power of Positive Leadership, The Leader in Me for a district training and Beyonders, Book 1 we have a group of Ss fascinated by the series. #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5: Something as simple as doing an email chain on a Friday asking staff to share something awesome that happened in the classroom during the week. Reply all to share the awesome! #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    I absolutely agree with this! I was better at this last year - I think I need to get back to it! #leadlap
    In reply to @DrLMNelson, @brewerhm
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
    Interesting... a quick way for anyone to share even if they aren't on SM themselves??? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @joshchoward
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    "Being an educator is more than just accepting a position. It's a calling. It's that drive to change a child's life." https://t.co/itNG9BAGVg #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    So great! We have "Coke and a Compliment" where staff members can share highlights of other Ts. Always inspiring to hear what people say! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @DrLMNelson
  • JayBilly2 Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    Yes, so true. Alone, sometimes they feel timid, but together, they rock #LeadLAP
    • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:09 AM EST
      It's powerful, Keri. We started with grade-level teams hosting learning sessions as opposed to individuals. Made it easier I think. #LeadLAP
      In reply to @KeriSkeeters, @JayBilly2
  • YennePaul Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    A5: As a new T, it’s really easy to get others to share their stories. Lots of people willing to share, and I’m willing to ask for as much of their story as they will give. I hope that as years go by I continue to be willing to ask, I know they will continue to share. #LeadLAP
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    A5: during #nationalWritingDay I sent all ESL teachers an email to share as many pictures of our Ss writing. It was amazing to see how these stories were empowering to so many teachers and Ss #leadLAP
  • bcampbell70 Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    A5 T’s share on Twitter, classroom FB pages, blogs, student #Flipgrid stories, and weekly collaboration meetings with peers. #leadlap
  • JeremyDBond Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    I’d be interested in some of those others as well. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mellomama6, @DrLMNelson
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 11:10 AM EST
    Yes! Shared by the District FB, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Gonna blow up SM with all the goodness! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @hartel30, @joshchoward
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    Q6: How are you working to amplify the voices of your students? What story from a student has impacted you recently? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5: we have created a school hashtag and encourage teachers to follow others and post their own work. I also email articles and thoughts from Twitter for all since I know all are not on Twitter yet! #LeadLAP
  • LSpencerEdD Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5: We blog, we find time to just talk... a lot! And we model sharing stories as part of our PD. #LeadLAP
  • TheStephenKeys Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5. Not good at this. Need to do better. Can't wait to read everyone's thoughts. #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    I love this SO much, Beth! It's the little things that have the greatest impact! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    I love it... we could do something similar with our classrooms using our school FB page... hmmm may have to schedule a visit with admin Monday morning :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @joshchoward
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay dfds
  • pdemps45 Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5 start all meetings with personal or classroom celebrations. It allows a window into the lives and classrooms of team members #BreakSilos #LeadLAP
  • Howells_Owls Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5. As a leader I try to model my own learning, including owning my own mistakes and try-agains. We don’t always talk enough about individual impact and the stories that lead to change. #LeadLAP
  • aaron_hogan Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A3: I enjoy being part of a group that shares their writing monthly in my school district. #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    Love this sentiment from #StoriesFromWebb REAL stories from a school family that is making a difference for students and each other. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • MsLisaEpp Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5. Better than any protocol or staff-meeting add-in, the best thing a leader can do is inspire a culture of S everyday sharing & risk-taking with psychological safety. Simon Sinek’s TED talk about this is great. #leadlap
  • Mrjonresendez Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5: Since I am still crafting my voice, I have not yet mentored my colleagues in this way. We share much with each other. Collabs start with regular checkins, text threads, PD experience shareouts, book clubs, PD presentations. Nothing beyond the local though. #LeadLAP
  • BDhotmasala Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    We Love Tom Hanks & His T-shirt ! Get This T-shirt : https://t.co/tVoc92Jnxl Donald Trump Hate This T-shirt. 15 % Off !! RT & BUY #ImpeachTrump #AMjoy #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LeadLAP #ICanAlwaysUseAnother The Memo Reveals the Coup Ederson McTominay Emeka Okafor
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    I agree! #LeadLAP
    • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 11:08 AM EST
      A5: Trying to help foster an environment that allows for Ts to be open and risk-taking, even in what they share. I've learned that everyone has a story. But we have to be willing to authentically listen. #LeadLAP
  • KarmenLogan Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A5- I work to develop a culture of trust and risk. We have teachers observe each other as a team of 3 (triad) and meet once a 6 weeks to discuss together. We also try to just have some fun as well. #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    Whoa! This is fabulous! I would LOVE to talk with you more about this. How does it go? How did you get started? Etc.! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • PlayYay Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A4: Dogman because my kids love it and so does my son! #leadlap #boymom #kidsdeserveit
    In reply to @MsLisaEpp, @TechNinjaTodd
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A6: We have started Social Media Interns, Student Council, and Student Input Committees to help make sure we're always listening to our students. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    Our school and district hashtags do encourage more sharing. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrst72
  • tishrich Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A4: My PD book I'm looking forward to reading is Wild Card by @hopekingteach and @WadeKing7 My daughter gave me Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter for Christmas so planning to start that soon. #leadlap
  • dawblack Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A6: Sharing #PBL work through digital portfolios has been the primary method, but I do need to branch out. #LeadLAP
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay fdggsgr
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A6: I REALLY want to do a student-led PD for staff sometime. Struggling to find the time to plan it! #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    Love the school hashtag idea! A great way to build a virtual community, too! We use #hcpspln for our little grassroots, district sharing. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrst72
  • burgessdave Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    At the amazing Idea Center High School for #ECEduCon this morning!! #tlap #LeadLAP
  • Ryan7Read Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A6: @Flipgrid and @recap for the win. Giving students reflection, thoughts and sparking ideas. #leadlap
  • StevenJ10 Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    Trend #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words #LeadLAP #ICanAlwaysUseAnother The Memo Reveals the Coup Ederson McTominay
  • MrKaplanJK Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    @SSCMSStallions we do weekly email shout outs for staff. #LeadLAP
  • LSpencerEdD Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    Yes. This has been a great avenue of communication for us as well. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrst72
  • djgardner1 Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A6: We created Beacon Awards to honor those exemplifying core values. It was at first meant to be teachers honoring kids. Then kids started coming up to me in the cafeteria nominating their teachers and fellow students. So cool. #LeadLAP
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    "My story's already been told." Hardly! Stories are kaleidoscopic. Tell & retell them in different times, contexts; listen with new audiences to refresh meaning. #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A6: Student action like this are so inspiring. So proud of our Ss. #LeadLAP
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    Taking the time to listen to their stories. I'm not only the counselor for students, but staff as well. I want our staff to know they can come to me at any time, even if it's just to vent. I care about all individuals in our building and will help if I can. #leadlap
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:12 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay fghd
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    A6: I hear stories of heartbreak every day from my students. Just yesterday morning a PreK kid came in crying. When I finally calmed him down, he told me his mom had beat him that morning for spilling milk at home. That broke my heart. #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    Q6 is here! How are we hearing and amplifying our students' stories? #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    A5: Howdy from Barbara in TX; we've hung a Brag Board where faculty can post stuff they are proud of, picts of family, etc. That's such a great springboard for stepping into their stories! I love to just stop by and ask how they're doing, what they're up to. #leadlap
  • KristenDolen Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    A6: At our school we've recently gotten #FlipgridFever (at least 5 teachers used it for the first time this week!) It allows for the unheard to be heard. We also encourage 5th graders to sign up to do the morning announcements. #LeadLAP
  • shelly_pierson Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    A4 I just went on a shopping spree! I’m spot reading a few, rereading others. 10 Mindframes will be my weekend read. I’m a geek, I love reading ed lit #LeadLAP
  • BDhotmasala Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    We Love Tom Hanks & His T-shirt ! Get This T-shirt : https://t.co/tVoc92Jnxl Donald Trump Hate This T-shirt. 15 % Off !! RT & BUY #ImpeachTrump #AMjoy #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LeadLAP #ICanAlwaysUseAnother The Memo Reveals the Coup Ederson McTominay Emeka Okafor
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay ghtt
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    It goes great! Everyone leaves with new learning. #leadlap
    • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:11 AM EST
      Whoa! This is fabulous! I would LOVE to talk with you more about this. How does it go? How did you get started? Etc.! #LeadLAP
      In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • drmcclard Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    A6 certainly an area I can improve. We let students start their own clubs after they design a plan. We have a student leadership council. I would like a student to be the reporter of the week and share on social media. #leadLAP
  • pinkpatterson Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    A5: Twice a month Teachers pass on @ToddWhitaker book “What Great Teachers Do Differently” to someone they choose is deserving give us an example -highlight passage-flag with Post it...it’s been impactful stories! Now we do it a Principals Meetings! @AbbyKettlers idea! #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
    A6: Started all HS classes on Google Sites, and one page is dedicated to their passions. Connected my HS Mythology class with @hmarrs24 3rd graders in Oregon to mentor them in kindness, and am partnering my Eng2 Ss with @LeachTeach4 seniors in a fun writing project. #LeadLAP
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A6: Every single "discipline referral" is an opportunity to hear a students' story. I try to be very intentional in not forgetting that! #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A6: Two elem Ss showed an interest in learning new tech, so I'm giving them PD instead of the Ts this week! It would be great for them to share their knowledge to others on @Flipgrid! Student-led training modules! SCORE! #LeadLAP
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay isdrs
  • mcconnellaw Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A6: We just had student honored at #gegchi Google film festival. Sharing stories of being “in another’s shoes”. Powerful stories of empathy #10principles #LeadLAP https://t.co/OKmVGwT1w9
  • bosstetter_edu Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A4: I'm reading Marzano's A Handbook for Personalized Competency-Based Education https://t.co/djsUADCFTg REALLY pushing my thinking - but helping me frame thoughts; begin to develop common language w/ my team #leadlap PSA: You should read non-edu, too: helps gain perspective.
  • LSpencerEdD Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A6: We are trying to start videoing Ss discussing their learning so they hear from each other and cross school boundaries #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A6: It sounds simple, but carve out time to be where the kids are and talk with them. Interact on the playground, in the cafeteria, in the hallways, by the bus etc. #LeadLAP
  • RhondaStroud9 Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A3: I’ve tried having online meetings using @GoogleForEdu as well as educational blogs. Book chats have been something I’ve used in the past too. #gwinchat #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • mrbrummet379 Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A5-Taking the time to listen to their stories. I want our staff to know they can come to me at any time, even if it's just to vent. I care about all individuals in our building and will help if I can. School Counselor includes "school", which includes staff too. #leadlap
  • ToddWhitaker Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    This is incredible! #LeadLAP
    • pinkpatterson Feb 3 @ 11:13 AM EST
      A5: Twice a month Teachers pass on @ToddWhitaker book “What Great Teachers Do Differently” to someone they choose is deserving give us an example -highlight passage-flag with Post it...it’s been impactful stories! Now we do it a Principals Meetings! @AbbyKettlers idea! #LeadLAP
  • TheStephenKeys Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A6. Because I have around 80 kids in my room -BY MYSELF- @Flipgrid has really helped me hear all of my students voices. #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    Wow! Yes this is so important to remember!! We are constantly looking for the "why" behind the behaviour. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @s_lamkin
  • BillionTees Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    🔖STRAIGHT OUTTA DANIEL AWESOME TEAM SHIRT 👉 https://t.co/rBbSy3AHD6 🐣 #straight #awesome #daniel #LeadLAP
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay jstredf
  • aribakhan321 Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
  • Mrjonresendez Feb 3 @ 11:14 AM EST
    A5: Does anyone have trouble getting their colleagues to use social media to make connections because they want to keep their social media separate from their work? You know escapism? #LeadLAP
  • LindaEdwardsi Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A6 Students do announcements every morning. I use @Flipgrid in my classroom to hear everyone’s voice #leadlap
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A5: Constantly remind them of their greatness & how much awesomeness will come along with sharing that. Personal reflection, others learning from their story, connecting & sharing w larger ed world. Win. Win. Win. Win. #yes #LeadLAP
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    I bet! Would you be willing to share more details? How did you launch it? What are the expectations? How long does it take? I want to wrap my brain around how it looks and consider stealing the idea. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • tishrich Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A5: Trying to get the pineapple up and running, our St ambassadors share out challenges to our staff to share out on our #, encourage #bettertogether culture. Share out awesome things happening in my weekly @SmorePages newsletter. #leadlap
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    Again, this is an area we can do better in. #leadlap
  • BarbaraGruener Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A6: Listen, not to respond but to understand. When we let our Ss tell their stories, we win because we learn and grow. Hardest one this wk was a 4th grader who lost a sibling. Walking with him through his grief was such a blessing to me. #leadlap
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A6. We have Student Think Tanks! This keeps us grounded. Of course, Middle School Ss are brutally honest! #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • tammy_black Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A6 @Seesaw has been transformative in helping our Ss share their stories. And I love commenting and asking questions on their posts! #leadlap
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay
  • hartel30 Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A6: Listening more and listening more intently... also have them share their reflections weekly via @fiipgrid on their own private grid they, their parents and I have access too. Even 3rd graders can be really reflective #LeadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    I train the first group, and then they train everyone after! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • jenladd Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    Me too!! We are doing a student led edcamp for other students but having one for the teachers would be great. I know my kiddos love to share what we are doing. I need to get on this. #leadlap
    In reply to @s_lamkin
  • rokstar19 Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    A6 give them choice utilize tech and find their medium #leadlap
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
    Ok, THAT is awesome, Dan! Love that Ss were nominating Ts! Inspiring work you've got going on there in your school! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @djgardner1
  • HartofLearning Feb 3 @ 11:16 AM EST
    Thank you for this. Weekly we have "Thankful" class meetings. Students can share problems, but must share 1 gratitude. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Wes_Kieschnick, @TechNinjaTodd, @DavidGeurin, @DarrinPeppard, @loudlearning, @SteeleThoughts, @justintarte, @jeffhiseredu, @mcleod, @LauraGilchrist4, @lpijanowski
  • SteinbrinkLaura Feb 3 @ 11:16 AM EST
    Yes, And when the S is broken before school, we Ts need to be very aware of how we treat our Ss so as not to add to that. I want to help not hurt those who are quiet about their pain. #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:16 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay uhimoh
  • cathypetreebeck Feb 3 @ 11:16 AM EST
    I can dm info to you. It’s pretty simple really. #leadlap
    • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:15 AM EST
      I bet! Would you be willing to share more details? How did you launch it? What are the expectations? How long does it take? I want to wrap my brain around how it looks and consider stealing the idea. #LeadLAP
      In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • MrsAsztalos Feb 3 @ 11:16 AM EST
    A6 Starting a TED-ED club to give Ss the ability to make their own Talk to upload. Excited to help them find their voice #LeadLAP
  • emilyfranESL Feb 3 @ 11:16 AM EST
    A6: I am always looking for ways to amplify my Ss’ stories! My message to them is to share it even if their voice shakes! #leadLAP
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    "Who we are is not who we were meant to be" https://t.co/itNG9BAGVg #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • jennifermbuff Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A6. We are using @Flipgrid, @Seesaw, having students vote on the wall decorations, and having them share their stories using our phone videos.
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay reukr
  • me1odystacy Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Love this idea Heather! Thanks for sharing. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @pinkpatterson, @ToddWhitaker
  • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    A6: This year we started “Adopt-A-Section” where students recruit a teacher and adopt a portion of the hallway. They are then responsible for creating a space that is educational, features student work, or is just fun. #LeadLAP
  • lovehometowntee Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    💕MARENGO OHIO ITS WHERE MY STORY BEGINS 👉 https://t.co/Gfcb4MEktr 💕 #ohio #marengo #begins #LeadLAP #HOODIE
  • Swayne_lead271 Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    A6: just stood in the hallway @ a ballgame last night to receive a hug & the story of a 2017 grad who is making it! Wants help to set up life, outlined his ideas & asked if I’d “still help”! His voice rings loudly & of course my standard answer: Yes, help is what I do! #leadlap
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    SO many stories that break your heart. Even more reason to love on our kids and show them how important they are to US. Kindness keeps us going! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • BobbieFrench Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    A5- this is a tough one. My Ts seem reluctant to share. Provide time at PLC mtgs to share positives happening in class. Ts reluctant to connect on Twitter #Leadlap
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay uitytr
  • JenWilliamsEdu Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Must say--educators without a doubt know how to #TrendThePositive! My Twitter Trending List is STACKED with education chats right now!!!!!!! Go teachers, go! #LEADLAP #BookCampPD #preservicelit #EdcampMALeads #EduGladiators #DrewTeach
  • s_lamkin Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Love this idea! #LeadLAP
    • mrst72 Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
      A6: This year we started “Adopt-A-Section” where students recruit a teacher and adopt a portion of the hallway. They are then responsible for creating a space that is educational, features student work, or is just fun. #LeadLAP
  • AZ_APPAREL2 Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    We Love Tom Hanks & His T-shirt ! Get This T-shirt : https://t.co/yC7dIomBAy Donald Trump Hate This T-shirt. 15 % Off !! RT & BUY #ImpeachTrump #AMjoy #SaturdayMorning #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LeadLAP #ICanAlwaysUseAnother The Memo Reveals the Coup Ederson McTominay Emeka Okafor
  • DrLMNelson Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Q6b.I hear stories daily that my adult brain has a hard time https://t.co/yDa6qWtRmz keeps me motivated\determined to ensure S success! #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Well after reading some other responses, I thought, oh yeah I do that too...so maybe I just couldn't think of any! Our staff is really amazing. Everyone supports everyone else! #prairiewaters #LeadLAP
    In reply to @LiaGyore
  • JennSagendorf Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    A6: I listen. I don't share their stories often. They need to feel safe telling me. I'm transparent when it comes to myself not others. I want them to feel confident enough to share their story whenever they choose on their own. #LeadLAP
  • m_asim2 Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
  • pdemps45 Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    A6: Qualitative data from Student Forum 3 days a week influences team meetings and individual conversations. Students have some of the best ideas for our school #LeadLAP
  • mrsmastracchio Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    A6: Using our responsive circle in the morning and teaching my kindergarten Ss the importance of really listening to each other. A parent of student that is moving shared that her child didn't want to leave our room because we are like a family. #LeadLAP
  • tamaraletter Feb 3 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Ooooohhhh - morning announcements on @Flipgrid! Genius! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KristenDolen, @Flipgrid
  • TechNinjaTodd Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    Q7: How can you use diverse characters and storylines to not only grow your own voice, but amplify the voices of others? #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt
  • diarimine Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    MUST WATCH! NEW MERMAID MOVIE https://t.co/4INH58FKP9 #SaturdayMorning Ederson #YoMemoJokes Uma Thurman #LonelinessIn4Words McTominay #ICanAlwaysUseAnother Emeka Okafor #LeadLAP The Memo Reveals the Coup McTominay rytrds
  • KeriSkeeters Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    Thank you - I imagine it is simple, but getting things like this launched aren't always simple. I appreciate the willingness to provide me with a model/visual to consider! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cathypetreebeck
  • NRatwatte Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    Saw this online - Ask these Question when possible after school and it will make everyone smile ⭐️ #leadlap
  • Howells_Owls Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    A6. Lunch with the Principal is a PBIS incentive this year, and I love using that time to listen to students’ stories. I use those stories to connect with them and help them feel valued when I see them outside of my office! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    Our calendars truly reflect our priorities. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @djgardner1
  • mellomama6 Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    We would share a "high" and a "low". Christian school so was part of devotion time but could be used in public to share, w/o the prayer part. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @HartofLearning, @Wes_Kieschnick, @TechNinjaTodd, @DavidGeurin, @DarrinPeppard, @loudlearning, @SteeleThoughts, @justintarte, @jeffhiseredu, @mcleod, @LauraGilchrist4, @lpijanowski
  • brianrozinsky Feb 3 @ 11:18 AM EST
    A6 Seek student feedback routinely through both formal & informal channels. Last question is always variation of, "Anything else you want me to know while we're checking in?" #LeadLAP