#mnlead Archive

A Twitter chat for leaders and learners. Sunday evenings at 7:00 CT.

Sunday August 6, 2017
8:00 PM EDT

  • participatechat Aug 6 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #mnlead by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/AQiIE8qOan
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Curt a Slater proud Principal of @Jrwildcatsroar and proud team member of the @Wyomingwildcats ! #mnlead #family1st.
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:01 PM EDT
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hello, #mnlead, Mark here, elementary principal in Hopkins MN. The photo is from one of my favorite places, near the Boundary Waters.
  • KrautkremerJill Aug 6 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    #mnlead I am Jill- School Psych for the Wildcats
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hi #mnlead! Amy, tech integration coach from Austin. My fave summer pic is from my visit to the Globe Theatre this past June.
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Great photo! #mnlead
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Love the BWCA! I worked for a couple of summers on Vermilion Lake near Cook. Perfect life. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Amy - Elementary Principal in MN. 2 favorites- a week at the lake with my big boys and nieces and a trip to CO. #summer2017 #mnlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Kory, Elem Innovations T in Byron, MN. Way too many summer pics to pick just one. It's been a good summer. :) #MNLead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Joining in on #mnlead tonight! First time, asst elementary principal from northern IL
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Did I recently see a pic of you eating s'mores by a campfire? Golden. #summerlife #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Glad you're here! #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Beautiful! I love your pictures and quotes - inspiring:) #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Good evening #mnlead Angela a Coordinator for SPED in a middle and high school in an urban district north of Chicago
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Absolutely- my oldest heads to college in a few weeks - can't believe it! #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Yup, just last night! Our annual Farm Weekend with friends at Westby, WI #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Welcome! #mnlead
    In reply to @joemullikin86
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Join us right now at #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Jim Smith, working in assessment and the evidence of learning (data). Picture in Amsterdam. Witnessed daughters marriage proposal #mnlead
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    James, Leadership Strategist from TX, y'all 😜 #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Thanks, Amy!! 🙏🙏 Excited about the topic! #MNLead
    In reply to @millardamy2
  • AdamBrownEDU Aug 6 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Hi! Adam from Virginia. Principal. excited to be her tonight #mnlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Hi! Stacey, school psych in NJ. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    I enjoy the outdoors but I don't fish! #mnlead
    • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:07 PM EDT
      Where is the big fish?
      In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Q1 Teacher Workshop Day Is coming soon! #mnlead
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Whoa...I used to live near a Westby, MT! Crazy. Looked lovely and tasty. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • RACzyz Aug 6 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Rich, joining from NJ/PA! Glad to be here with #MNLead tonight! Hope everyone has had a great summer!
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Wait, Westby, MT or WI? #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Holy cats the #mnlead crew is from all over the U.S. tonight. Can't wait for the rest of the chat!
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    James, Leadership Strategist @flippenedu from TX, y'all 😜 #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN, @flippenedu
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 As a teacher my answer is, let us work in our classrooms the whole day. :) #MNLead
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    MT! Didn't know there was a Westby WI. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Yup, right outside of LaCrosse. :) #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 b prepared, transparent, allow time to connect, work as a group, define goals of team, continue mission & vision of district #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1) Sneak in the weekend before the first day of school and leave an inspiring message and treat. #mnlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    We welcome all leaders from around the world! #MNLead.
    In reply to @RACzyz
  • ms_held_teacher Aug 6 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Deidre Held - 2nd gr T - Wyoming, MN - My summer has been full of wedding prep for my bro & future SIL. #mnlead
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    I love this idea - I need to add bake a treat to my answer #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Matt Carlstrom Proud Warrior from @DeerRiverISD317 #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1 - Give them time to work. Pop in with each and ask what I can to do support or help #MNLead
  • KrautkremerJill Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    #mnlead A1: look at the variety of pictures we shared from summer- staff have them too & want a chance to share & reconnect with colleagues.
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1. As a teacher I'd say give us time: to connect, prep in rooms, get to know the leaders, etc. Also, food doesn't hurt at all. #mnlead
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    #mnlead P.J from St Paul Prep, high school social studies and business. Photo from trip to Glacier NP back in June.
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Inspire!, create time for them to prepare, greet them with a smile after summer break, and of course feed them...all day!:) #mnlead
  • AdamBrownEDU Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1. As a P, I try to listen to staff. Focus in on the mindset #mnlead
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Gorgeous pics! Where are they from? #mnlead
    In reply to @mcarlstromDR, @DeerRiverISD317
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1: Cannot answer this because of conflict of interest. I will be working one school that week but not the first day. #mnlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    This would actually be a fun idea-maybe make a Padlet where all the staff could post a picture to share. #MNLead
    • KrautkremerJill Aug 6 @ 8:12 PM EDT
      #mnlead A1: look at the variety of pictures we shared from summer- staff have them too & want a chance to share & reconnect with colleagues.
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Add a smile - so true - #positivity is beyond important #mnlead
    In reply to @millardamy2
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Good food speaks to the heart of most every teacher 😁#MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • RACzyz Aug 6 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1: Make my famous 🍌 🍌 🍌 pudding and bring the ☕️ !!!#MNLead
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1) Here was last year's message. #mnlead
  • SupAnger Aug 6 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1) Modeling and encouraging positive culture and collaboration will be the most important message for Workshop Week #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    My spouse teaches in the Forest Lake district. Family connections. #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1)As a Teacher… Be Present… Engaged… Ready and Smile a lot. #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: Step into their stories by asking what their fave summer moment was and how they'll preserve that memory. Get quiet & listen. #mnlead
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    @KrautkremerJill We did something similar last year with @Schoology Media Album. Intro to the feature and a way to connect & share. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @KrautkremerJill, @Schoology
  • RACzyz Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: I'm going to encourage staff to share a @flipgrid video to tell everyone abt their summer! #MNLead
  • ms_held_teacher Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: Authentic questions about their summer & complete focus & attention during the convo. #mnlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: Provide time to connect and transition back into the day. Welcome with smiles and greet by name. Food always helps, too 😉 #mnlead
  • massignmenthelp Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    7 Ways to Increase Your Presentation Skills https://t.co/UarJ4jpltD #mnlead #nbtchat #titletalk #vedchat
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1: I've put together slide show intro w/ self-selected walk up songs. #mnlead
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    And lets be honest, it doesn’t even have to be good… ;-) Food, sweets and caffeine in multiple forms. #mnlead
    In reply to @joemullikin86, @amythuesen
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    I love the thought of a clean slate-a chance to take risks & encourage those around me to be the best versions of themselves. #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    We have some Wildcats in the house! Teacher and Staff Leadership! #flaspd #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_held_teacher
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Accompanied by the M&Ms in real life I'm assuming? 😍 #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1b: 2 yrs ago we gave them all a WE rock as we focused on moving from ME to WE. Love the convos that these rippled out. #MNlead
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1: Bring Donuts! #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    I've already sent a @flipgrid link to my staff asking them to share their summer adventures. #mnlead
    • RACzyz Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
      A1: I'm going to encourage staff to share a @flipgrid video to tell everyone abt their summer! #MNLead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Hi folks! Mark from So. St. Paul. I teach 6th gr #MNstudies & 7th gr American #History in St. Paul. #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    This is great. Love that @flipgrid allows for commenting on individual vids. Can encourage side convos and connections. #mnlead
    In reply to @RACzyz, @flipgrid, @flipgrid
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    I hope us admin notice the theme of listening authentically and leave our phones in our offices & engage fully w our staff #mnlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    #mnlead Time for Question 2! Please share your "Magic"
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Love this idea! #mnlead
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Did you buy or make those? If bought - where from? #mnlead Did you use a book or other resources to inspire the convo?
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Love that you mention transitions. It's hard to switch gears that first week. Let's be gentle. #mnlead
    • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:14 PM EDT
      A1: Provide time to connect and transition back into the day. Welcome with smiles and greet by name. Food always helps, too 😉 #mnlead
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    That is a Great Idea! #MNlead I could see doing that for the Seniors, if you’re school is mall enough.
    In reply to @CarrieAnnTripp
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    I'm of the mindset that the cheaper and sweeter it is the better. 😂😂#mnlead
    In reply to @mcarlstromDR, @amythuesen
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A1 #mnlead I'm going to try to get there extra early on the first day & drop off personal welcome back cards in my department.
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Yep. Not picky. #mnlead
    In reply to @mcarlstromDR, @joemullikin86
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Hey all! Helen from Houston here! #mnlead
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    I'm excited & have put hours into it. I hope they <3 it. #MNlead
    In reply to @mcarlstromDR
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    I LOVE THIS IDEA! #mnlead
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • writeonwallace Aug 6 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Late to the party. @writeonwallace Technology Integrationist from Westonka. All dressed up for my sister's wedding. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2) One of my favorite fall things to do is greet staff outside, near the parking lot, with coffee and donuts! #mnlead
  • SupAnger Aug 6 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2) Recognition of great educators EVERY Day #recognizegreatteachingeveryday #mnlead
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 during staff meetings I give a time for Ts to recognize each other and I bring the treats for the recognized - every one gets 1 #mnlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Welcome ROCK star Helen to the chat. #mnlead
    In reply to @HelenWilt
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 Remember to celebrate successes. Have fun. The school year is a marathon, important to enjoy the journey #mnlead
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    I’ve done that… Of course my “Dept” is, you know 3 of us! ;-) #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @SlaterPBISMN
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    I made them from River Rocks that I bought at Michael's. We were talking #growthmindset & the power of circles & collaboration. #MNlead
    In reply to @angelamirretti
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A1: FEED THEM!! #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    #mnlead We have social events for staff and students, and occasionally the staff has "choir practice" on Friday afternoon at a local bar.
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • AssignmentHelpN Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A Writer’s Guide to Difference Between Editing and Proofreading https://t.co/wq0uN2w2rg #mnlead #nbtchat #titletalk #vedchat
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A2: Woots in the hallway, high fives, shoutouts on SM & daily announcements. #MNlead
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Thank you!! #mnlead
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    #mnlead This is what I did this summer
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A2 #mnlead at 1st school, we'd start staff meetings w/ "moments from the week" teachers celebrated teachers based of what they heard Ss say.
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Hand written thank you notes - #MNLEAD
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Hi Curt! #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • writeonwallace Aug 6 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A2: We held a celebration of learning for our summer online pd with food and prizes. Looking to gamify pd this year. #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A2 #mnlead we decided to get a bit more adventurous @patrickjwiggin... we started blinking, rock climbing, and scuba diving on Fridays 😉
    In reply to @patrickjwiggin, @SlaterPBISMN, @patrickjwiggin
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I also do this - I have a running time in my weekly schedule to write appreciation notes - by the end of the year every one gets one #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Love the rocks!! #mnlead
    In reply to @HelenWilt
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    @SlaterPBISMN SO much you can do with the #oneword idea; rocks or bulletin board circles! Do you have One Word book by @jongordon? #MNlead
  • PledgeCents Aug 6 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    You post the most breathtaking photos, Mr. French! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    My department is only four, so 3 besides me! But, it's a great way to start. Hopefully I'll Branch out and do that with more depts. #mnlead
    In reply to @mcarlstromDR, @SlaterPBISMN
  • ms_held_teacher Aug 6 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: Always a fan of staff outings at a local watering hole #mnlead
  • PledgeCents Aug 6 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    PrinciPAL of the YEAR award right here! #backtoschool #mnlead #schoolclimate
    • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:18 PM EDT
      A2) One of my favorite fall things to do is greet staff outside, near the parking lot, with coffee and donuts! #mnlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Q3 We all know how important a positive and healthy office can be! #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    My word this year is Listen. #mnlead
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener, @SlaterPBISMN, @jongordon
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2: We've had games and won prizes while receiving assessment material. We always benefit from genuine communication. #mnlead
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2: This year I'm also mailing thank you notes to staff's family. #MNlead
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2: Staff socials, affirmation tweets/notes, staff Retreat, highlight in newsletter, sonic drinks and snack cart..just bc 😊#mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Handwritten thank-you notes, or notes that celebrate something you did, are tremendous morale boosters for teachers. #mnlead
    In reply to @millardamy2
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Understand what they have on their plate and treat them with the respect they deserve. Planning a daily huddle with my office staff #mnlead
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Did this motivate teachers that were not getting positive feedback, or did they gripe about it? #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @SlaterPBISMN
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Here's a link to the WE Rock words in case you want to use it. https://t.co/bJfyy3RELf #mnlead
    In reply to @angelamirretti
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3) Listen to what they need from you. #mnlead
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Thank you so much!! #mnlead
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Ooo, great question. #MNLead
    In reply to @patrickjwiggin, @MarkJWestpfahl, @SlaterPBISMN
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    "assessment material" ???? #mnlead
    In reply to @stacey_arzt
  • ms_held_teacher Aug 6 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3: Simply asking, "What can I do to help?" & truly mean it. Take on the task they ask you to complete without complaint. #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Nice. Mine is HOPE. I always encourage choosing a #oneword in my learning sessions. So powerful if you keep it alive! #MNlead
    In reply to @joemullikin86, @SlaterPBISMN, @jongordon
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    We are a team - we look out for each other always. Listen and problem solve together and bring treats! #MNLEAD
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Love this. So often we ask of them without ever listening in return. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3)We can’t do you jobs w/o them, and I constantly both in written form and verbally remind Tham of that and thank them! #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    I like listen - so easy to be distracted - be present and listen. #mnlead
    In reply to @joemullikin86, @BarbaraGruener, @SlaterPBISMN, @jongordon
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Yes! And I'm going to use the song clips throughout the year w/ announcements, teacher spotlights, etc. #MNlead
    In reply to @lauramackenthun
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3) As a T, I help them with day-to-day tasks when possible. Saying thanks is great, but helping when you can is even better. #mnlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3: Always treat them with respect and be grateful for all they do. Brainstorming ways to streamline what is needed and how to do it #mnlead
  • KrautkremerJill Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    #mnlead A3: remember to say please and THANK YOU when they solve the problem
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3: Notes, treats, affirmation of how they keep the school running. After the tragedy at Minnehaha, I'm gonna make sure she knows. #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3: Value the importance of the role they play. Answer phones for them so they can take a break. ALWAYS have their back! #mnlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3 play some #spikeball in the middle of the week. #MNlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    If you are an admin you should really pop in and join #MNLead right now. Some great ideas being shared on how to make the 1st days your best
  • PledgeCents Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    & the amazing ideas keep rolling... seriously, love this idea too! Way 2 start the yr off on a welcoming note! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @flipgrid
  • ShanaVWhite Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A1: Give them time to work on their own. End the meeting early. Make the meeting information relevant but minimal. #MNLead
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3) I also fill in for office staff every so often and experience what they go through and manage. #mnlead
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3 bring them a treat - a baked item, go get them a coffee, give them shout-outs at staff meetings #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3: Gratitude. I like expressing my thanks to them for all that they do, either w a little note, a kind word, or fresh baked goods! #mnlead
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I agree wholeheartedly! Try and make their jobs in dealing w/ me… Not an easy task… ;-) Easy! #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • writeonwallace Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3: Pro-Active communication and chocolate #mnlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Yup, agreed. I would prefer this over food any day. Time to work in my room. #MNLead
    • ShanaVWhite Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
      A1: Give them time to work on their own. End the meeting early. Make the meeting information relevant but minimal. #MNLead
  • PledgeCents Aug 6 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    YES! Office staff are so valuable to the school environment... they are often not valued enough! Great idea! #mnlead
    • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
      A3) I also fill in for office staff every so often and experience what they go through and manage. #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • KrautkremerJill Aug 6 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    #mnlead A3: learn to use the systems they use so you can give them a break once in awhile and the school won't fall apart
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3 celebrate assistant day, their birthday, etc #mnlead
  • PledgeCents Aug 6 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    little, hand written notes go SO far and mean SO much! #mnlead
    • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:27 PM EDT
      A3: Gratitude. I like expressing my thanks to them for all that they do, either w a little note, a kind word, or fresh baked goods! #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3: Office staff is a part of the learning community - we all have the same mission high levels of learning for all. Takes a village #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Looks like a blast! We do a lot of Minute To Win It games. Field Goal is a hoot. #mnlead https://t.co/k37HRLPSJp
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A3: Offer assistance when it's crazy. A sincere "How can I help?" goes a long way. #MNlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Handwritten notes, even if brief, can be kept and glanced at on a regular basis. More uplifting & a well-needed boost sometimes. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @patrickjwiggin, @SlaterPBISMN
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    They are an important part of the team. #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    I always send an email out to staff reminding them of my assistant's birthday - I want them to make a big deal about her all day! #mnlead
  • ShanaVWhite Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3: Respect them and their time. Don't wait to dump things on them last minute. Hand written cards. Do their job for an hour. #MNlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    So important to keep those notes authentic too, I'll admit to getting some handwritten notes, that felt more like someone was+ #MNLead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @patrickjwiggin, @SlaterPBISMN
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Brilliant - I didn't think about that! #mnlead
    In reply to @millardamy2
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    And don't make them sit through a meeting listening to items that can be sent in an email. Ugh. #mnlead
    • ShanaVWhite Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
      A3: Respect them and their time. Don't wait to dump things on them last minute. Hand written cards. Do their job for an hour. #MNlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Q4. Creating a Positive School Culture for our STUDENTS! #mnlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    +writing them just because they thought handwritten notes were a good thing. As with everything, keep it real and honest. #MNLead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @patrickjwiggin, @SlaterPBISMN
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    A3 Leave them alone, they're busy 😊 #mnlead
  • ShanaVWhite Aug 6 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Absolutely. I saw the food train rolling & needed to break up that party. Food does not always show staff you appreciate/value them #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Agreed! Have an agenda. Follow agenda. Email any pertinent information early. Respect Ts time & responsibilities is huge! #mnlead
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A3 Take the note idea and put it on their desk! They love it! #MNlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Get. Out. Of. The. Office. Lunch, recess (obviously 😁), in the hallway, in classes. Engage with students. #goodnewscalloftheday #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A4: Talk to them & listen. Ask whom they spend time with & what they do. Talk about pets, family, hobbies. Connect and smile. A lot! #mnlead
  • KrautkremerJill Aug 6 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    #mnlead I will drop just about anything to be out in the hall greeting students when the bell rings. It matters!
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A4) I start & end each day outside at arrival & dismissal. It starts my day on a positive note when greeting students and parents. #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    The heart of what we do. Greet them-love them-support them-make sure they know you believe in them. #kidsdeserveit theme all year! #mnlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A4 I love seeing principals out there greeting Ss as they walk in the buildings in the morning. And same thing at end of day. #MNLead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A big goal of mine this year! #mnlead
    In reply to @joemullikin86
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    I keep a file full of all of the "warm fuzzies" I have received from staff and students. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @MarkJWestpfahl, @SlaterPBISMN
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4: High fives, fist bumps, asking about them. Ss, especially MS students, want a connection. #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    It's a great place to engage positively with parents/guardians as well #mnlead
    • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:33 PM EDT
      A4) I start & end each day outside at arrival & dismissal. It starts my day on a positive note when greeting students and parents. #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4 try to make all activities inclusive. Walk around & talk to different groups of students. Stop by their lunch & say hi. #mnlead
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4 Be interested when they talk. Really listen. Go to their games, events #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4b: I start each day in this hallway b/c all Ss (& sometimes parents) come through that door. We sing, dance, laugh & connect. #mnlead
  • ShanaVWhite Aug 6 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A4: Know their names. Greet them at the door. Make time to connect with each Ss. Create a safe, caring & respectful classroom/school #MNLead
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A4)Treat S’s with Respect. Be Honest. Be Funny. Be Authentic Learn about them: Music, Movies, Books, Sports. CARE. #Relationships #mnlead
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A4) Always try to learn names and say their name when speaking to them. In a school of 1400 it's hard, but effective 4 connecting. #mnlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A4: Get out of the office and into classrooms and the halls. I spend a lot of time in the cafeteria chatting. Join school activities #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Love this! #mnlead
    • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:34 PM EDT
      A4b: I start each day in this hallway b/c all Ss (& sometimes parents) come through that door. We sing, dance, laugh & connect. #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Students love seeing you interact with students too. They go out of their way to see us... don't be afraid to walk around too! #mnlead
    In reply to @CarrieAnnTripp
  • ms_held_teacher Aug 6 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A4:Greet every S as they walk in the classroom. If I don't have something to talk to them about I will simply ask how they are doing #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    THIS... is how to connect relationships to learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    What we do for our “Early Outs” PD is every other week, a Dept brings food for everyone. It’s been a real relationship builder #mnlead
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite, @korytellers
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    This is one of my favorite things you do Curt! #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    TY. Get yourself a ukulele; SO magical and super easy. Truly. I learned on You Tube and now we have a uke lab so Ss can learn too. #mnlead
    In reply to @millardamy2
  • MrDougCampbell Aug 6 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    "If we speak kindly to plants it makes them grow. Imagine what happens with students" ~ Curtis Slater #Wisdom #mnlead @SlaterPBISMN
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A4: Greet them in the hall, or when they enter class; make sure to stock their favorite snacks in the school store! #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    I tell me teachers to keep positive student, teacher & parent notes & emails (print them!) It's important to know/see regularly. #mnlead
    In reply to @patrickjwiggin, @korytellers, @SlaterPBISMN
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Q5 What motivates you? Do you have a plan tonshare that with your staff and students? #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    I am so going to check into that!! #mnlead
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Easy, simple and Ss love this! In the hallways, entering the classroom… Heck, even in PUBLIC! ;-) #mnlead
    In reply to @CarrieAnnTripp
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A4: When I was a campus principal I greeted every S each morning. Visited classrooms, went to events, ate lunch with them. #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A5 what motivates me is seeing a S and staff member grow - in SPED that can be such an accomplishment - we need to celebrate #mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    @ms_held_teacher Thank you for your kind words. Come visit us in Friendswood, TX and we'll all sing You Are My Sunshine to you! #mnlead
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Go to Games, Plays, Concerts… Be a part of school besides just your classroom! #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @CarrieAnnTripp
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:40 PM EDT
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    I ❤ seeing my Ss smile when they know I am (we are) trying to go the extra mile (s) for them. It inspires me to think bigger. #mnlead
    • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:38 PM EDT
      Q5 What motivates you? Do you have a plan tonshare that with your staff and students? #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5) I am motivated by seeing acts of kindness, relationship building & positive culture throughout the school. #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5 Our students potential first, our teachers potential second and the combined magic of both #mnlead
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5: GROWTH. I'm always looking towards the next goal. Meet and move. We can't let complacency stagnate the future of our Ss. #mnlead
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5: I'm motivated by the work I see Ts & Ss do each day! Motivated by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    The kids motivate me. Every. Single. Day. Whenever I need a dose of inspiration or motivation- I seek out the kids. I find it there. #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    We tell our students to dream big, and not give up. We need to be willing, as teachers, to do the same thing for our students. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: No staff. What motivates me are the teachers I meet in my work. Nothing more inspiring than talking "learning" with a teacher #mnlead
  • amythuesen Aug 6 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5) I'm motivated by the renewed energy of both Ss and Ts as the new year begins and want to find ways to continue that positivity. #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    I'm motivated that this is our one chance at this one year in our students lives that we have a chance to make an impact #mnlead
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: After doing many other jobs, I have found something that I genuinely look forward to doing every day. #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Have you read Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth by Aaron Hogan? #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I love that! Who sets the goals? You? The admin? The district? Your department? The students? #mnlead
    In reply to @CarrieAnnTripp
  • jedipadmaster Aug 6 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    A5 I like the fearless motivation speech it's says I didn't come this far to just come this far. #MNLead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    And all of those things are extremely infectious. Staff picks up on it. Students especially pick up on it. And so do families. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A5: I'm motivated by collaboration and character. These superheroes leaving this mural behind for us before going to 6th? Priceless. #MNlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A5: I'm motivated by the growth & happiness of our students and hoping to make a difference. I am driven to by this to grow myself. #mnlead
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Love some spike ball! We'd have staff tournaments on half days and had a BLAST! 😜 #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    It's fair to say that all stakeholders set the goals. We have personal, classroom, building, & district goals. #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    And at what level, state tests or day-to-day evidence of learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @CarrieAnnTripp
  • millardamy2 Aug 6 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Great idea!#mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • jedipadmaster Aug 6 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Great idea #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Absolutely! & it does make a difference. The thing is, we don't always know right away what it was we did that made the difference. #mnlead
    In reply to @joemullikin86
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    I guess you have really taken #tlap to heart, huh Mark? #itellmeteachers #Arrrrr #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @korytellers, @SlaterPBISMN
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    All in pub ed are faced w/ testing & data tracking. I use both as a measure, but not as the end-all-be-all measure. #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @MarkJWestpfahl
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Q6 Building Trust with Staff! We all know it takes time!! What are some ways that you and your team build trust with each other? #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    I love saying to students, "I have an idea that I was hoping I could bounce off of you." They want to be involved in your big ideas. #mnlead
    In reply to @millardamy2, @SlaterPBISMN
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A6 being collaborative, transparent, do what I say I am going to do, listen, take time to connect, ask for opinions and take them #mnlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A6 I've said this B4-best way to build my trust is to not have staff work on decision making when the decision has already been made #MNLead
  • ms_held_teacher Aug 6 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A5: I am motivated by colleagues who are willing to try new things w me & put our minds together for the Ss #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Yes, and we need to draw a distinction between testing for accountability, and assessing for learning, and seek a balance. #mnlead
    In reply to @CarrieAnnTripp, @MarkJWestpfahl
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Bragging not allowed. 😜However, they are OUR Ss which means we're all responsible for the results. #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @MrDataGuy
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A6: Trust is everything and slower is faster. Creating safety is paramount. Model a culture of risk taking and collaboration #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    So true - collaboration is so much fun - I love putting Ts into my videos - they are way more interesting then I am #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_held_teacher
  • patrickjwiggin Aug 6 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A6: Sharing resources, big ideas and struggles. Openness creates trust, trust builds empathy, & then we can meet each others needs. #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6: We try to plan outings because the faculty that plays together stays together (and trusts one another!). https://t.co/REAmLeJRJ2 #mnlead
  • GSmit4Character Aug 6 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A5: As supt, it was about power, prestige, & praise until I realized being a leader was about character & relationships #mnlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6: Taking the time to truly listen and respect each other. Be transparent. When you say something will be done, do it. #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Spot on! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @CarrieAnnTripp
  • james_e_whit Aug 6 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6 b: Escape rooms, scavenger hunts, staff socials, staff retreats, games, #mnlead
    In reply to @SlaterPBISMN
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    As admin, 1 big goal this year is FUN. I want my Ts beating down the doors to get IN, not plowing over others trying to get out. #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @MarkJWestpfahl
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    I'd love to see one of your videos! #mnlead
    In reply to @angelamirretti, @ms_held_teacher
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A6 Another way to build trust, make sure that all staff are treated in a respectful way,don't have favorites, because Ts notice that #MNLead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Exactly, and responsible for building a culture that only accepts that ALL students learn at high levels. #mnlead
    In reply to @CarrieAnnTripp, @MarkJWestpfahl
  • angelamirretti Aug 6 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A lack of follow through can ruin a relationship quickly #mnlead
    In reply to @stacey_arzt
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Sent this out #mnlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Q7 What is one thing that you plan on doing this school year for your families to motivate them! #mnlead
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Love Escape the Room! We're doing one this week! #mnlead
    In reply to @james_e_whit, @SlaterPBISMN
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A5)Kids Growth. Kids becoming the Best They Can Be. The Challenge. “The Hard Is What Makes It Great” #mnlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Exactly. Sometime things don't go as planned, but that's when communication plays a role. #mnlead
    In reply to @angelamirretti
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A6 Listen. Communicate. Follow through. #mnlead
  • SlaterPBISMN Aug 6 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    #MNlead you guys are on fire! Can't wait to read the whole thing tonight
    In reply to @stacey_arzt
  • BarbaraGruener Aug 6 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Oh man, I wanted us to do this too but it's too expensive. Please let us know if you post about it OR do a guest post on my blog. #mnlead
    In reply to @HelenWilt, @james_e_whit, @SlaterPBISMN
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A7) Work with students to create weekly video messages and share what's happening in school with families. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    We want to build their confidence - which can be defined as "the sweet spot between arrogance and despair" (Cantor) So bragging OK. #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @CarrieAnnTripp
  • MarkJWestpfahl Aug 6 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Couldn't have said it any better. @patrickjwiggin brought his A-Game tonight... or his "exceeds proficiency" game. You choose. #mnlead
    In reply to @patrickjwiggin, @SlaterPBISMN, @patrickjwiggin
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    For Q’s 3,4 I’ve got Super Hero Action Figures (Don’t call them dolls!” As well as a 6’ Superman Cutout in my room! Kids love it! #mnlead
  • korytellers Aug 6 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Checking out a little early tonight #MNLead Thanks so much for a great chat! I hope lots of admins check out the archive. Great ideas shared
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A6: We started last Thursday w/ staff & family BBQ. We don't want to surprise them, but instead let them lead change. #mnlead
  • mcarlstromDR Aug 6 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    I hate this! So Disrespectful! Fortunately, My current Admins don’t do this! #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • GSmit4Character Aug 6 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A6: Staff & parents will evaluate your words by your deeds. #mnlead
  • CarrieAnnTripp Aug 6 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A7: Look for ways to include families in the MS. Empower the family's role in the Ss education. #mnlead
  • stacey_arzt Aug 6 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A7: I hope to make regular calls or emails home for positive reasons or just to check in. Share through @ClassDojo after groups #MNlead
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Everyone pays for self. It is pricey but so fun! #mnlead
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener, @james_e_whit, @SlaterPBISMN
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Ultimate modeling of delayed gratification...#mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl
  • townsleyaj Aug 6 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Join us at #IAedChat in just a few minutes! #MNlead #WisChat
  • MrDataGuy Aug 6 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Is anyone going to the A+ Conference Thursday? I have worked with @thierck the Keynote will be great. Stop by my session and say hi #mnlead
  • joemullikin86 Aug 6 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Jumping over next! #iaedchat #MNLEAD
    In reply to @townsleyaj
  • HelenWilt Aug 6 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Biggest pet peeve #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • PrincipalFrench Aug 6 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Let's thank @SlaterPBISMN for an amazing job facilitating #mnlead tonight!