#Teachpos Archive

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

Sunday October 14, 2018
7:30 PM EDT

  • PHausTech Oct 14 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Patrick, an #edtech coach in northern VA. Excited for #teachpos w/ @ChristineBemis2 Sharing resources at https://t.co/uzrJdr4m1M & my #GoogleEI at https://t.co/egRuyPzgle
  • khoggardGRT Oct 14 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Hey #teachpos peeps! Kelly from VirginiaBeach, gifted Resource T, founder of #Champforkids chat tues 8 est & currently authoring Champ for Kids 📖
  • sbentonteach Oct 14 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Good evening! Stacy-2nd grade teacher in Tennessee #TeachPos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Craig from Pa. HPE and #TeachPos creator. Love what we do each week. Baby pic.
  • Eric_Carlin Oct 14 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Eric Carlin, Elementary Ap in Smithville, MO. Cohost of #ShareMOEdu podcast. I’m pictured here with my sister! #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Oct 14 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Kathy, teacher, Instructional coach science lover and currently subbing while looking for my just right position #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Mark Levine, Middle School teacher from Illinois. I have no images available. I am guessing that I looked like this... #teachpos
  • StephDill92 Oct 14 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Hi #TeachPos family. I forgot to find a picture of me as a kid. Oops. Steph Dill elementary SPED T in Colorado.
  • lethajhenry Oct 14 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Hi everyone- Letha from Quebec joining in- I teach grades 1/2- but here’s me in Kindergarten #teachpos
  • Blended_Math Oct 14 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    #teachpos - Ray, K-8 Math Instructional Coach from Rhode Island. Don't forget to join me right after this for #edChatRI! We will be talking about collaboration today.
  • amynicolebettis Oct 14 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Hello, friends! Amy - and kindergarten teacher/curriculum writer from Texas - attempting to double chat because I can't choose between the amazing #teachpos and #bookcampPD!!
  • LindaEdwardsi Oct 14 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    Hello #teachpos Linda Edwards Toronto 🇨🇦
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    Loving the Picts from all of you ... thank you all for joining ~ I’ve been nervous all day ❤️😊 #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Oct 14 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    I’m sharing my favorite little man instead of me #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Oct 14 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    You are a natural #teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:33 PM EDT
      Loving the Picts from all of you ... thank you all for joining ~ I’ve been nervous all day ❤️😊 #teachpos
  • hayes_melisa Oct 14 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Hello #teachpos Melisa from Ohio & teach 2nd;). Pic is of me & my two brothers❤️
  • Teachintjay Oct 14 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    Terry from Alabama's Gulf Coast where I guide 4th-graders. I don't have any childhood pics saved electronically but I looked a lot like this fellow... #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    1 minute until ? 1 ❤️ #teachpos
  • PHausTech Oct 14 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    Happy to be here! #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2
  • tjggmueller Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    Tammi -first grade teacher from Iowa. Sorry I don't have a pic ready, but think 70s polyester clothes and Dorothy Hamill haircut! #teachpos
  • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    oooooopssss meant #teachpos
    • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:34 PM EDT
      Lisa from Minnesota joining in. I don’t have any other pics of myself younger on my computer so here it is. Doesn’t Santa look real? How about my hair. Yikes. #BookCampPD
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    #teachpos L... love&genuine heartfelt teaching are two things many of us have in common. Q1~How do you bring both love&heart❤️ into your teaching world?
  • smgaillard Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    Looking to re-energize your Monday? Learn the story of #CelebrateMonday in my recent #podcast episode of "The Principal Liner Notes." The episode is called "Why #CelebrateMonday?" https://t.co/5NCJF3ZEzI #ThePepperEffect #TrendThePositive #ConnectGrowServe #edchat #tlap #TeachPos
  • gdorn1 Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    Hi, Gretchen from KY joining in. STEM. #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    #teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
      #teachpos L... love&genuine heartfelt teaching are two things many of us have in common. Q1~How do you bring both love&heart❤️ into your teaching world?
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1 - For me it’s all about : Passion for content Positivity for students Enthusiasm for learning Relationships that matter Love of teaching. #TeachPos
  • CristinaDajero Oct 14 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    Hello #teachPOS ! Growing up in a military family definitely taught me how to be resilient!
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2
  • PrincipalRLA Oct 14 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    Hello #teachpos. RYAN from MO joining in. Haven’t been on a chat for a week because of Disney vacation, eager to learn!
  • Teachintjay Oct 14 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1: How do I bring love and heart into my teaching each day? I show up. Teaching is my passion. I love it. I love my Ss and I pour myself into doing my absolute best for them each day. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Oct 14 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1: Love & heart come into my teaching through always looking to spread positivity and kindness. Be the support they need, when they need it. #teachpos
  • khoggardGRT Oct 14 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A1 - I try to speak kindly, forgive often, and put myself if others shoes (Ts and Ss). I am a hugger as well ❤️️ #teachpos
  • tjggmueller Oct 14 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    A1: My love is shown in my teaching with my dedication to my job and my concern for my students. #teachpos
  • Eric_Carlin Oct 14 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    A1: Genuine smiles and care for the little things/ big things. Simple conversations, making time to ride the bus, picking up trash in the hall...all adds to the culture of our building. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    Hey #teachpos - running a bit late! Was finalizing vacation plans with the family - WOO HOO!
  • Blended_Math Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    #teachpos - A1 - I don't have my own classroom anymore, but I can bring love and heart into teaching by supporting teachers and helping them reach all students.
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    I make sure that I check in with each of my 167 students every day by saying their name and asking them how they are during conferring. #teachpos
  • amynicolebettis Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A1: I’m a teacher who wears her heart on her sleeve - I certainly want to teach and educate the little minds in my care, but my top priority is to make sure my Ss feel loved, valued, heard, and safe in our classroom. Their struggles and successes matter to me! #teachpos
  • StephDill92 Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A1: Teaching is my love and my littles are my heart. I do this for them. #TeachPos
  • spqrmiguel Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    Joining my good friend @ChristineBemis2 on this chat. Miguel from Texas. #teachpos
  • LindaEdwardsi Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A1 I think if your positive and genuinely happy to be there, the kids can sense it. They know you care and are there for them #teachpos
  • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A1 I love my job which carries over to my students. Making connections is my "why". I strive to get to know each and everyone. I show them I care by getting to know them and listening etc. #teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
      #teachpos L... love&genuine heartfelt teaching are two things many of us have in common. Q1~How do you bring both love&heart❤️ into your teaching world?
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    They can feel it! Yes! #teachpos
    • LindaEdwardsi Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
      A1 I think if your positive and genuinely happy to be there, the kids can sense it. They know you care and are there for them #teachpos
  • CristinaDajero Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A1: If you don’t love what you do, reflect on why not. I’m passionate about teaching & especially about literacy. My #1 goal is to help Ss become life long learners who discover a love for reading & writing. I want them to see how literacy can unlock so many doors! #TeachPos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:36 PM EDT
      #teachpos L... love&genuine heartfelt teaching are two things many of us have in common. Q1~How do you bring both love&heart❤️ into your teaching world?
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A1: I show my Ss who I am, my genuine self and share my story with them. This allows them to really see my heart. #teachpos
  • lethajhenry Oct 14 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    A1- I smile and laugh a lot. The other day I apologized to my Ss for having been grumpy the prev. afternoon and one piped up, "But Ms. Henry you're never grumpy!" I love that that's his perception. I am genuinely so happy to see & be with them everyday. #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Oct 14 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    A1 I bring my passion for teaching , my curiosity, my love for learning , my intentionally planned learning experiences #teachpos
  • PrincipalRLA Oct 14 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    A1 If not with heart teaching cannot be successful. I show up daily with the intent to love the Ss and Ts I serve and to show them that love. #teachpos
  • FoleyKev Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    Kevin here a recently retired Teaching Principal with Irelands first and only Primary School STEAM Room #Teachpos
  • gdorn1 Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    A1. Be kind, spread positivity, encourage others! Share your passions with others which is your gift through teaching! #teachpos
  • spqrmiguel Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    A1: you have to love what you do. You can’t teach if you don’t care about the well being of children and others. Same goes for a principal. Like the guru of tech once said, Steve Jobs, “great things can be done if you love what you do” #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    #teachpos O...often times an educator’s positive impact is not seen right away, if at all. Q2~What is one example of something you have done (or plan to do)that has had a lasting, positive impact on a student’s life?
  • Eric_Carlin Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    Mic drop! This is it folks. #teachpos
    • gdorn1 Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
      A1. Be kind, spread positivity, encourage others! Share your passions with others which is your gift through teaching! #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    #teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
      #teachpos O...often times an educator’s positive impact is not seen right away, if at all. Q2~What is one example of something you have done (or plan to do)that has had a lasting, positive impact on a student’s life?
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A1b - Funny how nobody mentions lesson plans, objectives or other things that have little to do with actually loving your job and helping kids. Not surprised by this group of amazing people. And @ChristineBemis2 our host #TeachPos
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    Teaching the Mind without the heart is like speaking a different language to a potato while trying to teach it about the Civil War. #teachpos
  • CristinaDajero Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
  • hayes_melisa Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A1. I absolutely❤️❤️❤️ my kids & show with daily 🤗, 😊, 🤛🏻👊🏻, enthusiasm to teach them & them teaching me, & ❤️ going to events outside of school. We are a #family lots of ❤️❤️❤️ #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    Wholeheartedly agree #teachpos ❤️
    • spqrmiguel Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
      A1: you have to love what you do. You can’t teach if you don’t care about the well being of children and others. Same goes for a principal. Like the guru of tech once said, Steve Jobs, “great things can be done if you love what you do” #teachpos
  • tyarnold18 Oct 14 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A1: genuine questions about how my students and staff are doing. Always a hello and smile because I am one of the first faces they are when they arrive (carpool duty). I believe i can help set the tone for folks for the day. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    A2: I share my story of growing up in poverty, being one of the angels on the salvation army's christmas tree as a child, and my story of hard work and perseverance to break the cycle of poverty. I hope that makes a lasting impact on my students. #teachpos
  • PHausTech Oct 14 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    A2: Sometimes it is simply noticing students that can make a huge difference. Talk to them like the valued people they are, not just our students. #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    #teachpos ❤️
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:44 PM EDT
      Great people gravitate to each other ❤️
      In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS
  • Blended_Math Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    #teachpos - A2 - I coach the middle school chess team, and we have some students on the team with some special needs. I have worked hard with their families so that they can be a part of the team compete against other schools. Means the world to them.
  • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    jealous. We got snow here in minnesota today so I am ready to go on vacation. where are you going/ #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    Yes! The way we speak to our students means so much! Many times it's not WHAT we say, but HOW we say it! Great point to bring up, Patrick! #teachpos
    In reply to @PHausTech
  • tjggmueller Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A2: I hope that my everyday lessons about kindness, respect, hard work, and valuing themself and others carries outside the four walls of school. I hope that my students live a productive and happy life-no matter where life leads them. #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A2 - Everyday I smile and shake hands with hundreds of students. Acts of kindness and respect go a long way in making students feel wanted and loved. Do little things each day. They make the biggest difference for kids. #TeachPos
  • Eric_Carlin Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A2: I have taken time to take the Ss who are having the hardest time and had lunch with them, rode their bus and made them my seat partner, and brought in a book of their interest. When we see Ss issues, although their tough, we all need to pull together and do more! #teachpos
  • PrincipalRLA Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    That transparency will and I am sure has made an impact! #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    A2: I am real with my students. I talk with them...not at them or down to them. I am the same me with them as I am with anyone. I am authentic for them... #teachpos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    7-night Disney cruise next month! Cannot wait! We booked this thing over a year ago and it's finally almost here! #teachpos
    In reply to @Lisa42Slp
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    A2b - Read body language. It can be a difference maker for a student who is having a tough day. #TeachPos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    Love this chat ❤️ tears of joy ❤️ #teachpos
  • PHausTech Oct 14 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    Very true! Students are the the ultimate truth detectives of non-verbal communication. #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    Exemplary ❤️ #teachpos
    • Eric_Carlin Oct 14 @ 7:45 PM EDT
      A2: I have taken time to take the Ss who are having the hardest time and had lunch with them, rode their bus and made them my seat partner, and brought in a book of their interest. When we see Ss issues, although their tough, we all need to pull together and do more! #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    I connect personally with each student #teachpos making sure they know I teach children first curriculum second
  • CristinaDajero Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    A2: Making a connection so meaningful that you know that you will be part of each other’s lives forever. Relationships matter more than some people truly understand. “Ss don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” #teachPOS
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
      #teachpos O...often times an educator’s positive impact is not seen right away, if at all. Q2~What is one example of something you have done (or plan to do)that has had a lasting, positive impact on a student’s life?
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    #teachpos V... victories in teaching with an open heart & mind happen all the time. Q3~What is one victory that will stay with you forever? Why?
  • Teachintjay Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    A2: The key thing I do for my Ss is I let them know my time with them doesn't end on the last day of school. As long as there's life in my body, I'm here for them. Many Ss heard me and have called upon me. Some are friends today. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    Thank you, sweet lady! Everyone has a story. I try to always remember that! Thankfully my mom never let me use my situation as an excuse for anything. No matter how bad we may have had it, someone else has had it worse. So we should be kind to all. #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2
  • khoggardGRT Oct 14 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    Being vulnerable is so huge in making real connections with our students and colleagues. Love it! #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • PrincipalRLA Oct 14 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    A2 Loving and believing in them no matter the labels other or society has placed on them. Being their biggest fan and having high expectations no matter what. #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    A3: Helping an 8th grader who hated school and was absent 40% of the time before me to like school and realize its value through my valuing him. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    A3: So many students that were so hard to reach and I was able to finally get them to open up and believe in themselves the way I believed in them. #teachpos
  • LindaEdwardsi Oct 14 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    A2 I talk to my students about my life and theirs. I really listen and help them with anything they need help with #teachpos
  • Eric_Carlin Oct 14 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A3: I have a few Ss who has made a lot of progress from last year. Daily referrals have turned into daily high fives and a positive momentum forward. It gives me hope for the ones who are where these Ss were at previously. #teachpos
  • spqrmiguel Oct 14 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A2: As the instructional leader I make the tough decisions and they are not popular at times. I do what is best for children. Sometimes it’s lonely at the top but I can rest at ease knowing I made the right decision. On the fun side, I try to make it fun for students. #teachPOS
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    Question 3 #teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
      #teachpos V... victories in teaching with an open heart & mind happen all the time. Q3~What is one victory that will stay with you forever? Why?
  • Blended_Math Oct 14 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    #teachpos - A3 - Last year I had two students who really struggled and who were in RTI Tier 3 and getting intervention. Both had terrible relationships with Math at the beginning of the year. By the end of the year, both of them were out of intervention and getting Bs in my class
  • PHausTech Oct 14 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A3: I connected with a student that helped me run a tech support club my first year teaching. I stayed in touch and recently got to hear of him excelling at Virginia Tech. #teachpos
  • StephDill92 Oct 14 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A2: I take the time for my littles. My groups know that I may be late or not able to see them because I may be helping someone else. My littles need me to take the time for them, so I will! #TeachPos
  • lethajhenry Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A3- I once had a student break down sobbing in front of me that no one loved him. After awhile, he looked up at me, stopped short and said "Why are YOU crying?" I said, "Because I care about you." He looked away, shrugged, then said, "Well, at least that's ONE person." #TeachPos
  • hayes_melisa Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A2. I have done this since my 1st year, teaching 22 yrs ago, I send EVERY kid who graduates from high school a card w/ a little bit of 💵 -U don’t know how many have said- u are the only teacher 2 remember or thx for remembering me💗 Many come back to visit! heavy ❤️ #teachpos
  • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    or knucks :) #teachpos
    In reply to @khoggardGRT
  • CristinaDajero Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A3: Advocating for a S that another T believed didn’t care at all & building a relationship that is unbreakable. This S knows she can count on me for anything & that I’ll always be there to support her. She has shown such growth academically, socially & emotionally #teachPOS
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
      #teachpos V... victories in teaching with an open heart & mind happen all the time. Q3~What is one victory that will stay with you forever? Why?
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A3 - i has a 10th grade girl who truly hated school 3 years ago. She rarely smiled and was frequently sad. Last year she graduated from school. Her words. “ I’ll miss Shap’s positivity during 1st period!” She just visited me a few weeks ago. It still inspires me. #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    That breaks my heart and then puts it back together again all at once. Bless your heart for loving that child! #teachpos
    In reply to @lethajhenry
  • tyarnold18 Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A2: I truly get to know my students and forging lasting relationships. Freshman to graduation. I still have strong bonds with a number of kids graduating this year from college. #teachpos
  • Teachintjay Oct 14 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A3: One victory is when a very challenging former fifth-grade boy came back as a young man to thank me for being the first teacher who believed in him. He said, "You spoke life into me." Time stood still in that moment. #teachpos
  • tjggmueller Oct 14 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A3: Two years ago my mother in law died on Homecoming Friday. I was unable to attend the day and my students present and past decorated a plastic alien to look like me and took pics throughout the day and emailed me,knowing I needed some positivity on a very hard day. #teachpos
  • gdorn1 Oct 14 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A2. Sometimes when I have extra time, I will work with Ss 1:1 on homweork. Find out where they are struggling and give them helpful hints to move forward. Encouraging them, getting them to ask questions! Gaining courage to succeed!#teachpos
  • tjggmueller Oct 14 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A3: cont... Several staff and former students also video taped my son's drumline performance and sent to me. #teachpos
  • PrincipalRLA Oct 14 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A3 1st year as a teacher had a tough S and I knew nothing about being a teacher. 7 yrs later get a letter thanking me for making him realize how important it is to be not only a good student but a good man!! Makes me tear up every time. #teachpos
  • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A2: I love to bring out the strengths in kids and their likes that others may not know. Love to get them talking and comfortable in school at least in my room. #teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
      #teachpos O...often times an educator’s positive impact is not seen right away, if at all. Q2~What is one example of something you have done (or plan to do)that has had a lasting, positive impact on a student’s life?
  • LindaEdwardsi Oct 14 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A3 A victory for me was changing a students mindset and behaviour 😀He completely changed as a student 😀 #teachpos
  • khoggardGRT Oct 14 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A2 Forming a bond with this kiddo impacted both of our lives! He will always know that he had a person in me! #teachpos
  • sbentonteach Oct 14 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    A2: My students know that I genuinely care about them. I take the time to build a relationship with each of my kiddos. As a result, students that have left our building for MS still stop by to visit! #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    This is precious! #teachpos
    In reply to @PrincipalRLA
  • spqrmiguel Oct 14 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    A3: On my first year as a teacher, I wanted to quit. I am glad I stuck to it and now I can impact hundreds of lives in a positive manner. #teachPOS
  • tjggmueller Oct 14 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    They all are. As we have all said before, relationships matter and I have been fortunate in my 24 years of teaching to form many strong ones with both parents and students. #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    Question 4 coming up ❤️ #teachpos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    I'm so glad you didn't quit!!! I love learned with you on Twitter! #teachpos
    In reply to @spqrmiguel
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    #teachpos E...every one of us deserves to shine☀️ Q4~What is something that makes you shine & makes our 🌎better because you are in it? ❤️Go deep and own it!!!
  • hayes_melisa Oct 14 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A3. Last year had little girl who rarely spoke, used @Flipgrid & she opened up and spoke loud & clear! By the end of the year she was participating in class voluntarily & confidently ❤️ #teachpos
  • MatthewXJoseph Oct 14 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    What a great format for a chat! Great Qs and learned a lot from As #teachpos
  • valerietilton Oct 14 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Valerie from FL sneaking in #Teachpos!
  • MatthewXJoseph Oct 14 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A2/3 authentic praise and honest growth focused feedback #teachpos
  • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    yes yes yes yes yes yes (well you get it!) Make a meaningful connection is so important. I am so thankful that for some reason I was born with the ability to do so. #teachpos
    • CristinaDajero Oct 14 @ 7:47 PM EDT
      A2: Making a connection so meaningful that you know that you will be part of each other’s lives forever. Relationships matter more than some people truly understand. “Ss don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” #teachPOS
      • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:42 PM EDT
        #teachpos O...often times an educator’s positive impact is not seen right away, if at all. Q2~What is one example of something you have done (or plan to do)that has had a lasting, positive impact on a student’s life?
  • khoggardGRT Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    Hey #teachpos crew be sure to join @ILESPhysEd and the #champforkids family this week to talk about brain energizers & the power of movement in the classroom. Qs https://t.co/Fp7IuBSzev @ShanHEALTH @CristinaDajero @_on11 @megan_hacholski @hayes_melisa @MrPStrunk @ChristineBemis2
  • tyarnold18 Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A3: working with teachers who inspire hope in all students. #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    Last question . Please dig deep and own it!!! You guys are the best!!! #Teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:54 PM EDT
      #teachpos E...every one of us deserves to shine☀️ Q4~What is something that makes you shine & makes our 🌎better because you are in it? ❤️Go deep and own it!!!
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A4: I am passionate, enthusiastic, and love to share that with those I meet. I like connecting other passionate people to one another; love when "my people" get to know "my people" #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A4: I genuinely care. #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A3 l had a young adopted immigrant Russian girl who later told me that I was the only reason she didn’t drop out of school #teachpos
  • PHausTech Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A4: I truly believe in the people I surround myself with. I remember each day that we all start somewhere. I build them up when they need it and push them when they're ready. I never give up. #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A4 - I think it’s my desire to always be POSITIVE👍👍👍. We are surrounded by all kinds of emotions and news. Positivity is always the great equalizer. Hence the #TeachPos chat each Sunday.
  • LindaEdwardsi Oct 14 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    A4 I care very much for my students and will do whatever it takes to help them learn and be successful 💕#teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Grateful for you & all #Teachpos folks ❤️
    In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS
  • MatthewXJoseph Oct 14 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    A4 - Be the best FOR the world #teachpos https://t.co/ibiPjnCk9D
  • valerietilton Oct 14 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    A2: Helped Ss conquer the FL Standards Assessment and graduate! #Teachpos
  • gdorn1 Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    A3. One victory for me is seeing one Ss, that I worked with on the elementary academic team, who didn't believe in himself! I would sit with him and give him pep talks, until finally he got the courage to answer Q's and got them right. Watching him fly in M.S.! #teachpos
  • Blended_Math Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    #teachpos - A4 - I am not afraid to take things on and get things done!
  • Lisa42Slp Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    A4: My ability to connect with people; ability to be positive and kind! Love being able to build relationships with kids. #teachpos
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:56 PM EDT
      Last question . Please dig deep and own it!!! You guys are the best!!! #Teachpos
      • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:54 PM EDT
        #teachpos E...every one of us deserves to shine☀️ Q4~What is something that makes you shine & makes our 🌎better because you are in it? ❤️Go deep and own it!!!
  • sbentonteach Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    A3: A sped student who would not do any written work for me completed every task during one of my classroom transformations. He/she took their role as a surgeon for a day very seriously! #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    Thank you so much for your awesome questions, @ChristineBemis2! Sorry I was a bit late, but am so glad I got to learn with you tonight! Remember to follow one another #teachpos! Thanks for inspiring me tonight!
  • CristinaDajero Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    A4: I will NEVER give up when it comes to kids. I will show up at games, bday parties, recitals, celebrations because it matters to them & therefore matters to me. I will ALWAYS find the positive in a child no matter what someone else may think or say. #teachPOS
    • ChristineBemis2 Oct 14 @ 7:54 PM EDT
      #teachpos E...every one of us deserves to shine☀️ Q4~What is something that makes you shine & makes our 🌎better because you are in it? ❤️Go deep and own it!!!
  • Eric_Carlin Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    A4 I am so fortunate to have a great team that supports me and allows me to make moments like this happen each day! Lunch with the whole class, positive phone calls home, best front office crew, and bubbles at arrival. #teachpos
  • tjggmueller Oct 14 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    A4: I feel that my love of learning and desire to push myself to be better for my students helps them be more successful. #teachpos
  • Teachintjay Oct 14 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    A4: Something that causes me to shine as a human being is my students and former students. My hope is to be an inspirational thought (even if a small one) in their minds even when they're 80. #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Oct 14 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Thank you @ChristineBemis2 and the entire wonderful crew of #teachpos. Have a fantastic week.
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Oct 14 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Want to thank the incredible @ChristineBemis2 for totally bringing the positivity meter tonight. We’ve had some amazing hosts. I’m always looking for newbies. If you are interested, please let me know. It’s so much fun seeing what others bring in our Sunday chat. #TeachPos
  • Blended_Math Oct 14 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    #teachpos - Great chat tonight! Join me right after this for #edChatRI. We are talking about collaboration tonight.
  • tyarnold18 Oct 14 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    A4: I work tirelessly to change an educational system that is archaic and fails to support an ideology of equality. I'll continue to fight this battle until education make the decision to catch up with the times. #teachpos
  • KRScienceLady Oct 14 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    A4 @ChristineBemis2 & my #PLN #teachpos help me shine
  • NowakRo Oct 14 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Join @MrCoachEli and me in 1 hr for #bekindEDU as we talk about Building Resilience. Share your heart and your journey with us! Your story matters. #kidsdeserveit #tlap #leadLAP #sunchat #teachpos #tchrwellness #edchat #LearnLAP #TeacherMyth #JoyfulLeaders #MasteryChat