#oklaed Archive

This is the official Twitter account for #OklaEd, thehashtag that brings OK educators together. #OklaEd is not political & promotes constructive dialogue.

Sunday January 7, 2018
9:00 PM EST

  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Welcome #oklaed to the first chat of the new year! I am so happy you're all here. We will be reflecting back onto 2017 for a bit, then looking forward to 2018. Let's start by introducing ourselves.. I am Kim, 4th grade T for Norman public schools.
  • participatechat Jan 7 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Participate in the upcoming #oklaed by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/PCV0aPuKUs
  • andredaughty Jan 7 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Hey #Oklaed, just a friendly reminder... There's a free UnConference happening January 27th at Millwood High School. To register, https://t.co/5DVOWwnUEA
  • sulphurmiddle Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Steven Pyle, Sulphur Middle School Principal #oklaed
  • McDonaldClay Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Clay McDonald, Principal, Piedmont MS #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Anne Beck, @BotballRobotics Program Manager at the @KissInstitute & @oueducation EACS Doctoral 👩‍🎓 #oklaed
  • MrsDark_knight Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    We are getting close to our goal! I only need a few more donors to help me create a better classroom. #edupassions #makeschoolgreat #flexibleseating #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Shari Gateley, 11th grade ELA, Putnam City West High School #pcsrocks #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Michelle Waters, 9-11 English, Wayne High School #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Trey Kirkpatrick, Sulphur HS, OU'10 SNU'18 #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Nancy Williams Reading Specialist - Idabel Primary South checking in #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Steve Gilliland, Del City High School, Asst. Principal #oklaed #thunderup
  • MrRogersTech Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Adam Rogers CTE Technology Coordinator, Oklahoma City Public Schools. #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    So excited you’re moderating, Kim! #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • StaceyRman Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    A:1, Stacey, Union Board of Ed. Happy New Year #OklaEd friends!
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Jack Reed, Principal at Emerson High School in @OKCPS #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Melinda Parks, Social Studies teacher, Westmoore HS #oklaed
  • hoffman_debbie Jan 7 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Debbie from CachePS, DoDEA Grants Project Director; fmr ELA tchr & prin; lifelong educator regardless of title; do what’s best for kids #dodeagrants #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Rick Cobb, Mid-Del superintendent #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:00 PM EST
      Welcome #oklaed to the first chat of the new year! I am so happy you're all here. We will be reflecting back onto 2017 for a bit, then looking forward to 2018. Let's start by introducing ourselves.. I am Kim, 4th grade T for Norman public schools.
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    John Bennett, Emeritus Engineering faculty, Midlothian, Virginia!!! #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    I appreciate that. More “One size fits one.” Less ‘Success looks exactly like this standardized test’. #oklaed #CustomizedStudentOutcomes
    In reply to @joy4ok, @bakerleft
  • ChrisParadise Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Christie Paradise, 2nd grade, Mid-Del. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Aaron Baker, 8th Grade U.S. History, Mid-Del #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed I'm here! Becki Maldonado OKC Emerson HS English #BoomerSooner no way I could miss @kimberblodgett
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Todd - High School History Educator - Midwest City High School. #MDPurpose #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Happy Sunday and Happy Nee Year, #OKLAED! Lara with #NSUEngEd in Tahlequah. Looking forward to the new semester, new students, and new reflections!
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:00 PM EST
      Welcome #oklaed to the first chat of the new year! I am so happy you're all here. We will be reflecting back onto 2017 for a bit, then looking forward to 2018. Let's start by introducing ourselves.. I am Kim, 4th grade T for Norman public schools.
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed Shanna Mellott, Cache, 9th & 12th grade ELA
  • TinaKpat Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Tina Kirkpatrick, Instructional Coach at Pryor Public Schools. #Oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:00 PM EST
      Welcome #oklaed to the first chat of the new year! I am so happy you're all here. We will be reflecting back onto 2017 for a bit, then looking forward to 2018. Let's start by introducing ourselves.. I am Kim, 4th grade T for Norman public schools.
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Allen, HS math, Millwood PS. #falconpride #millwoodstrong #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Shelby, English II/III #oklaed
  • gabshere Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Glen Abshere, elem Principal Claremore Schools #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Brent Bushey, @OK_PSRC Director; #oklaed
  • coach57 Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Kevin Hime #cpsreds #OklaEd
  • FatCatArtist Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Drew Robinson, Lead Designer, Tulsa Public Schools #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Chong Lor, Northeastern State University English Teacher Candidate! #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Jennifer Seitsinger, Kindergarten, Moore 😊 #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Hi #oklaed! I’m Kas, Elem Lead Learner @VPSINDIANS! Gotta give it up to my friend and tonight’s moderator @KimberBlodgett! (Whom I have yet to meet f2f!) #craycray #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Josh Turner, Byng Public Schools, Math and Softball Asst. #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Eric Justin Bates, Band, Choir, Humanities, and a few other things at Oklahoma Union Schools. #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Tasha Jefferson from #cpsreds 1st grade #oklaed
  • OB1_Knabe Jan 7 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Melissa Knabe, Secondary Curriculum Director for #cpsreds #oklaed
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Jessica from #AltusPS I teach AP Lit and Gov - Happy New Year everyone! #oklaed
  • NorthcuttLee Jan 7 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Lee Northcutt, Superintendent Caddo Public Schools #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:00 PM EST
      Welcome #oklaed to the first chat of the new year! I am so happy you're all here. We will be reflecting back onto 2017 for a bit, then looking forward to 2018. Let's start by introducing ourselves.. I am Kim, 4th grade T for Norman public schools.
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Jun Kim - Dir of Tech. Moore, #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Tyler Bridges, Associate Director for the @k20center. Happy New Year #oklaed!
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Lauren Peña. 10th grade ELA. Mustang HS. #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor Jan 7 @ 9:05 PM EST
    #oklaed Janalyn Taylor, Clinton principal
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Scott with @usaodrovers #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:05 PM EST
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Kylie Jackson, 5th Reading, Clinton! #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Jason Bengs #cpsreds tech dir #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A big thank you #Oklaed for all you have done for me over the past 3 weeks. #yourock
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Easy: "challenging growth time" #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Michelle Shelton, Noble 5th Grade Reading, #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1 #oklaed What the hell?
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1. #oklaed Year of Growth
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: so that happened #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Aubree Hurt - PC 3rd grade ❤️ #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1 Growth, mindset, relaxed #oklaed
  • coach57 Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    #oklaed starved out
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: This aint easy #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    #oklaed I second this
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1) Full of Adventure #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Life of change #Oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 Just plain crazy. #oklaed
  • FatCatArtist Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Pretty dang rough! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 surprising, challenging, possibilities #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Debbie Thoreson, P of 2nd grade girl, T of English 3 & AP, Dewey High School #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: became a mom! #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Momentous, trials, change #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: VERY, VERY FAST. #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1) Stupid Crazy Fast #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Encouragement, empowerment, innovation #oklaed #pcsrocks
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    This is my favorite! #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • hoffman_debbie Jan 7 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Always rise above #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Finding my voice. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    #awesomesauce #oklaed
    In reply to @jackson5th6th
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    #OklaEd A1: Too much polarization!
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Shane Sanders, Administrator and mentor for students in the metro area (Mid-Del, Okc, etc.) Happy New Year #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1 That was fast! #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Great, then not. #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    For me personally: challenging, growth, risks. For our world: Could’ve been better. #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Full of JOY! #oneword2017 #joyfulleaders #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1 Exploring New Things! #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Zealous - Humbling - Jam-Packed #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: NOT LOOKING BACK! #oklaed
  • gabshere Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: working hardest ever #oklaed
  • TinaKpat Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Year of exodus #Oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 Jan 7 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1. Motivated by feedback. Too many #officehours. Proud Professional Portfolio. So much #ReadSearchED! #OKLAED
  • nancy_nwilliams Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 2017 was tumultuous, uncertain, and enlightening. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: Oklahoma legislator failure #oklaed
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Senior Elementary education major at OU #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    That is way more than three - you doing some writing or what?? #Oklaed
    In reply to @MrsSearcy112
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 - Learning, Eventful, Chicago #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: Time to grow #oklaed
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Jason Midkiff Supt Purcell #oklaed
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: Is this real? #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    #okleg truth #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 7 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1) Very, very busy! Alternatively, Very, very exciting. Either works. 😁 #OklaEd
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1) Too much politics #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    #oklaed A1: Road not Taken
  • IgniteTheApple Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1 Crazy, new, and illuminating! #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Joining late! 5th, Science, Clinton #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Bingo!!!! #Oklaed
    In reply to @TurnerJoshuaD
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Preach.It. #Oklaed
    In reply to @jlreed2011
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    #BOOMER #oklaed
    In reply to @made_shields
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1- Exciting, Sad, Eventful #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1: Challenging, Amalgamating, Uplifting #oklaed
  • AdamGMcPhail Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    He’s still president. #OklaEd
  • STLinOK Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Amy Presley, History teacher with Broken Arrow HS joining for a few minutes #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Jan 7 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A:1 Ground breaking, heart breaking and record breaking. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2 #oklaed I got a few steps closer to my PhD!
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: What? Now?! Ok. #oklaed
  • coach57 Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Once again #cpsreds well represented during #OklaEd
  • STLinOK Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: A new adventure #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    #oklaed #pdbearchat- changed, improved, growth
  • ECHSHoward Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Mind Over Matter #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: moved to a school where I feel much more appreciated. Learned a lot. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    I don’t make resolutions - but one big goal was successfully defended my proposal. That was huge. @tutaleni #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Sorry. Verbosity is the curse of the English major. So many options! (And I just submitted tenure review portfolio so it’s representative of my #busybrain) #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: Growth, Struggles, and Restart #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2) I became a Principal in 2017 and that was a goal I had set for myself. #oklaed
  • coach57 Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Lost some weight but also found some. Teacher shortage is still a crime in #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Only one semester away from my masters! #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: I successfully completed 2 Components of National Board Certification (& 1 less successfully...). No New Year's Resolutions - trying to make changes as they are needed. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1) Reaching them all! #OklaEd
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    No resolutions last year, moved EXTREMELY close to achieving one big, BIG professional goal...still a little way to go #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Resolutions? #whatarethose? #oklaed
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: I changed schools and pushed myself to grow, which has been a challenge. #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 - A goal/resolution was to find balance (hardest part of the job) and I think I've done a better job of that! Still have work to do! #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Yes, I survived...and no, I came upon results better than my resolutions. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Congrats! =) #oklaed
    In reply to @MaestraBarron
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 #oklaed We passed a $130.6 million dollar bond issue in October. This will improve instruction, create a more efficiently-run district, and upgrade our facilities incredibly. #MDPurpose
  • STLinOK Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Not a resolution person, but I did start the Doctoral adventure. #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: 2017 resolutions: Wanted to read more-- did but not enough. Wanted to spend more time with family... and that was better. Wanted to lose weight... #notsomuch. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 I helped some of my students find their voices, listened to them, fed them, pushed them, and I hope inspired them to become what they are capable of being. And I got a little bit better, I think. I hope to continue that process... #oklaed #reThinkELA
  • hoffman_debbie Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2. Retired. Not retired. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: lost 15 lbs, husband got a new job, used @DonorsChoose and started flexible seating. So YES 😁 #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2 Yes...learned more about Tech integration, started a Tech Team, moved to Kindergarten...😊#oklaed
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2- I am not good at setting resolutions! lol #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Changing schools can be tough - new routines and habits and all that. #Oklaed
    In reply to @BlackApple4edu
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: I don't make New Year's resolutions. Every year, I want to grow in the profession and serve my Ss better. That process will never stop. #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2) I weighed less at the end than at the beginning. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Gym air conditioning! Yes!! #OklaEd
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    #OklaEd A2: Enlarged PLC. Discovered and began Considering the book: “Full Steam Ahead.”
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2 Heck, yeah! Started grad school, did some serious physical and mental decluttering, started (and continuing) a successful health revamp, renewed my National Board Certification, AND spoke at graduation without embarrassing myself! #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: I’m chasing a life-goal in pursuing my doctorate. Don’t really make formal resolutions. #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: I feel like I’ve been a pretty great Mom! I also started my masters, then had to put it on hold, I’ll get back to it eventually! #2017goals #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A1 (bonus) I miss Tom Petty #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    I already love this chat #oklaed! Look at what all we achieved!! I am so proud!
  • AdamGMcPhail Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2) after two daughters, we finally had a son! Anderson Gene. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    So important! How can we help students find their voices if we don't know our own? #oklaed #reThinkELA
    In reply to @bakerleft
  • StaceyRman Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A:2 My #oklaed resolution was to work more with #OKleg. After two trips to the capitol, I realized it was a fool's errand.
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Yes! #oklaed
    In reply to @edu_sanders70
  • gabshere Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Q2: took 3 steps closer to finishing dissertation and 15 steps back #oklaed
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Crazy, eventful, empowering #oklaed
  • OB1_Knabe Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: Resolved to challenge myself more. Ongoing resolution. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Bigly #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Expanded my PLN using digital resources. Didn’t work on that dissertation, though! Not beating myself up! #oklaed
  • dale_spradlin Jan 7 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Dale Spradlin, Superintendent, Buffalo Public School. #Oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:15 PM EST
    #OklaEd Me either —> Visions with ongoing action plans.
    • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:13 PM EST
      A2: I don't make New Year's resolutions. Every year, I want to grow in the profession and serve my Ss better. That process will never stop. #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2: Super super close to achieving a professional goal this spring. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2: Not a resolution guy. Lol. Personally: sent our 1st kid to college. Professionally: learned a lot about myself and the endless opportunities I️ have to impact kids in a positive way. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Q3 #oklaed You ladies and gentlemen are doing amazing!
  • kirk_lafevers Jan 7 @ 9:16 PM EST
    I started my masters at SNU and I’m now 5 weeks away! #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2 lost 30lbs, grew my PLN, presented for the first time ever #oklaed
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A1: It goes on. (Stole that from Robert Frost) #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: Over 500,000 blog views and named teacher of the year... Yeah, I had a pretty damn good year! #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: Personally: I maintained my #runstreak & ran every day of the year, and I achieved a PR in the @OKCMarathon half! Also, I don’t make resolutions, I receive #oneword...and my 2017 was filled with finding JOY in celebrations and hardships! #oklaed
  • saul02_terry Jan 7 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Terry Saul Supt #sequoyaheagles #comesoarwithus #Oklaed I am late
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Single best thing - new job. Most challenging - new job. #Oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3 #oklaed Best thing - Changing Schools ---- Most Challenging Thing - Boyfriend passing away (although I think that bleeds more into 2018 than 2017)
  • AdamGMcPhail Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3) going 1 to 1 with chromebooks (same answer for both questions)! #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3: I was offered a great oppportunity at the @k20center. Most Challenging: A new job. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Also grad school - that has been a constant challenge that is almost over. Hopefully this spring. #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    #oklaed #pdbearchat - Q2: goal- moved to new district that I love! Resolution- did more pd presentations (stepping out of my comfort zone! 😳)
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: At the beginning of the school year I resolved not to bring any grading home. I was mostly successful. So far only one set of essays came home. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3) Best thing is my son being born! Most challenging is balancing family, work, masters courses, more work, and even more work, and masters portfolio. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3 - Most amazing was the month I spent in Chicago learning from some amazing scholars and colleagues across the country. The most challenging thing was being in Chicago for a month and away from @TheMrsGragg and our three lovely children. #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3 Same answer, taking & passing principal OSAT #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Best thing was the first full year of marriage (amazing), challenging was changing school & grade (but so rewarding!) Never saw myself leaving but ended up being a great choice. And I love 3rd grade! #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:17 PM EST
    #oklaed A1: I don't make resolutions; I think about solutions. I think about what can I do each day that will make a difference and put that idea into action.
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3: Best: Great vacations with family. Challenging: Reading Trump's tweets and brain not exploding. #oklaed
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Achieved my goal of becoming Miss Owasso and representing my hometown at the state level. In the midst of #okleg chaos, I get to spend the year promoting my platform “Revitalizing Oklahoma Education”! Big things ahead #oklaed
  • OB1_Knabe Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3: I acquired a new daughter-in-law! #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3: Best thing: clearly my baby! Most challenging: honestly, my job! Trying to keep up with a baby, household, busy husband, and teaching has been tough! #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    #FATHERoftheYEAR #oklaed
    In reply to @TurnerJoshuaD
  • TinaKpat Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Whootwhoot!! Look at all the Oklahoma teachers on twitter @TeachFromHere!! This is awesome!!! #Oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3: Oh, and this was pretty great too. 😍 #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2: I finished my Master in Educational Leadership. #oklaed
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3: Became a teacher coach, Became a teacher coach :) #oklaed
  • coach57 Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Best teacher shortage as an issue recognized by most if not all. Worst: #oklaed has wolves in sheeps clothing gaining more power every day
  • StaceyRman Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A:3 For our school, both were the creation of our Early College High School program. Staring last week, 50 freshman are working towards getting an Associate's degree on the same night as their HS diploma! #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3) Best thing was getting our daughter and most challenging thing was attempting to teach choir for the new school year. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3 Professionally...best: getting to go to TCEA and collaborate w/other educators from MPS, Worst: having 28 first graders. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    I started this my 2nd year and it has been LIFE CHANGING. Good for you 👏🏻👏🏻 #oklaed
    In reply to @lauren_pena16
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3: 1. Observing all of these amazing OK teachers here on Twitter and Professional Development events (Thanks Dr. Searcy). 2. Teaching lessons for the first time as an intern. #oklaed
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3- Passage of a $30 Million Bond. I have 3 kids and foster so keeping my sanity every day is my challenge!!! #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: 1) Getting my priorities back on track and putting family first 2) Going back to school #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: Single best thing, even when you go through the valley, God is with you. #GodIsGood #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3 #oklaed Good: bond election Bad: ongoing failed leadership of many state officials
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: Best thing - student of mine made a mistake, went to jail, was going to be charged as an adult, but through advocacy we got that to a youthful offender deal. His mom has become part of our family and I'm fully realizing how amazing life is when we are good neighbors #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3 best? Um...I’m going to say that I’m fortunate to have too many to pick just one. Worst? Anything to do with the nonsense at 23rd and Lincoln. #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: Seeing my spouse (who is a genius in his field) get sought out by some big guns to consult was pretty boss. Challenge was ...minor. 2017 was pretty good to me #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    Q3: Fostering (❤️) and #oklaleg (😢)! #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A2: for me, the best was becoming a member of the @NAESP Board of Directors and Zone 8 Director. The hardest was examining my priorities and making sure I put family first. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3) The single best thing was paying off all our debts (except mortgage & student loan). The most challenging was/is leading a school in a way that ensures the best possible outcome for our students. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A1) Bitter Sweet #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A1: Long, nasty mess #oklaed
  • DeppsDon Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A1: GROWTH - EMPOWERMENT - BLESSED #oklaed
  • mstuckey7 Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Michael Stuckey Agriculture Education teacher Springer, SNU MAEL O41 #oklaed
  • saul02_terry Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3 Most amazing twins graduated college & are employed! Most challenging our school budget. #Oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3 The best thing was finally figuring out how to connect with my students in a way that lead to them learning more. The most challenging was losing some of them in spite of that. #oklaed #reThinkELA
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Q4 #oklaed I am so thankful all of you are here. Thank you!
  • gabshere Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3: best - challenged my leadership skills; most challenging- was Principal of 2 Elementary schools during 2nd semester... very rewarding and a lot of work #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3 (bonus) Watching my girls grow and develop... both awesome and challenging. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3: Absolute best thing and the most challenging thing to come out of 2017 was #metoo. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Agree on both. And I can't always tell which are the wolves. #oklaed
    • coach57 Jan 7 @ 9:18 PM EST
      Best teacher shortage as an issue recognized by most if not all. Worst: #oklaed has wolves in sheeps clothing gaining more power every day
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2: Not big on resolutions. But I’ve achieved a lot in 2017. I successfully taught a year of AP Lit added a new course for the school year. I traveled to England, Scotland, Canada, and Mexico which keeps me sane. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A3: Best & Most Challenging: Working for OKSDE on new ELA standards over the summer #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A3: Best and most challenging: the opportunity to reach and teach this gloriously diverse group of high school students every day. #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2: I think I’m somewhat more patient with my kiddos than last year so, yes. I achieved a small goal. #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Jan 7 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A3: Finishing my masters. Passing the principal test. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3: Best thing: enjoying what you do every day. Challenging: I️ think challenges just allow you to learn about yourself and those around you. I️ do know the Oklahoma political narrative concerning education is getting old. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    #OklaEd A3: Best - Male abusers getting identified. Most challenging - Finding a workable / fair way forward on this horrible issue!
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3: Best - Realizing I'm on the downhill til retirement. Worst - Realizing I'm old enough to be on the downhill slide. #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A4: Helping International Students with their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. 2. I plan on doing my best to help anyone I can in any shape or form. #oklaed
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A4: I think teaching is the kindest service but this year I truly fell in love with it..that's the greatest service I can give. And this year, I'm planning tutoring and parent involvement nights once a month. It's a true test of being kind with my time. #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A4 just my extra-curricular work with Key Club and Youth Leadership Murray County. This year I hope to coordinate a successful book drive and get one of my KC members elected to a district office #oklaed
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    What is #oklaeg? #oklaed
  • JeffClarkTweets Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    To help #oklaed, #windpower industry offered in 2014 to phase out all incentives in OK and we worked with #OKLeg to do that. No new projects can qualify. “Business community" insiders club needs to end some of its own incentives and tax breaks before attacking others. Need list?
    In reply to @SoonerPoll
  • WindCoalition Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    To help #oklaed, #windpower industry offered in 2014 to phase out all incentives in OK and we worked with #OKLeg to do that. No new projects can qualify. “Business community" insiders club needs to end some of its own incentives and tax breaks before attacking others. Need list?
    In reply to @JeffClarkTweets, @SoonerPoll
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:22 PM EST
    #oklaed A3: My fourth grandchild being born was the single best thing. Being a chauffeur for my teenage daughter has been a challenge. I get home late every night.
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    I’m still in awe of you and TWO schools!! #oklaed
    In reply to @gabshere
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4: Teaching!! And I plan to continue doing so - but better. Working toward National Board Certification helps make me a better teacher. #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4) We kept the tradition of performing for Veterans Center in Claremore, actually went back a 2nd time. Also got to be a part of a food give away for about 100 families for the 4th time. Also went and fed homeless with a friend’s ministry. It was a blessed year. #oklaed
  • posthard Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4 - goes back to my answer for Q3 - I've been devoted to continuing to develop relationships/encourage former students who are in prison. I believe I have to continue to advocate once they leave my classroom & I want them to know they have a safe space when they get out #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4 - 2017: Being there for my students as they faced the loss of a classmate. 2018: Continuing to be there for my students every day! #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Late to the chat, Steph Hime #cpsreds Dir. of Elem. Curr. & Instruction #oklaed
  • wallmover Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3 2017 is over, that is the best part. #Oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4 #oklaed - 2017 - Showing tough love to my students 2018- Showing tough love to my students.... "Ms. You are the only teach that actually makes us do work." lol I love hearing them whine and complain as they grow.
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A2) I wanted to be more present/intentional in all things I do in my life. Especially when it comes to my boys. I know it helped me think about this but there is always room for improvement. #oklaed
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4- I would say being a Foster Parent for my service. I really want to go to another city and help. My wife did this year and it was an amazing experience so I would like to try it too!! #oklaed #fostercare
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A1: New job challenges #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4: (professional) 2017: @OK_PSRC support of personalized learning-- success and challenges-- was great. 2018: Continue to expand cost saving solutions and support for schools. #oklaed
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3: Best thing was being voted Teacher of the Year for my school. Most challenging is teaching AP Government in this climate; challenging but necessary. #oklaed
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3: Best and most challenging: Settling into my second year at a new school teaching a new subject, and first full year as a stepmom and a mom. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4 I think the service my kids most appreciated was providing snacks and access to my microwave on a daily basis. I plan to continue this, along with a couple of other projects that will help my students/former students achieve their goals. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4: I think that being consistent and present and available to all Ss is a high calling and a great service. I have dreams of organizing a math outreach day for our district... #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    Q3: #oklaed #pdbearchat - Best, son got married and got teacher of the year. Worst, same son fell head first off of a 30 ft waterfall on his honeymoon! 🤕 (he’s going to be ok, praise God!)
  • AssignmentHelpN Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    10 Exciting Christmas Gift Ideas For 2017 https://t.co/tNC7l4NNO0 #hsgovchat #iaedchat #oklaed #probchat #txeduchat
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4) I look for opportunities to serve through my church. In the coming year I will be looking to serve Alternative Education as the President-elect of the Oklahoma Schools Alternative Education Association. #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4) P(ersonal): 2017: Started tutoring high school students and that was fun. 2018: Goal to donate blood every month. Also interested in volunteering with CASA #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A3: So many good things happened. It’d be tough to name them all. As far as challenging items, losing long time friends because I don’t see political issues like they do. I guess I’m a tad too “blue” for them. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4a Last few years I was MPS Council PTA Community Service chair...helped provide many Ss with coats...this yr stepped down. #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4: I get to teach Sunday school at our church. #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4: Had an awesome student teacher last year and look forward to another student teacher this year! #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4: I absolutely LOVE to volunteer for my church. It is something that spreads love and joy and brings it back ten-fold. @TheEdgeChurchTV in Clinton and now @lifechurch in Norman. Plus, @k20center is very charity driven and we are always contributing to amazing causes. #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A3: Best thing. Being a part of a senior group I’ve known since the 5th grade and winning an undefeated HS state championship #CANation. The most challenging: to move schools within the school year and establishing relationships w/ T’s, S’s, and P’s. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:26 PM EST
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A2: To Be Impeccable with my words... I feel I spoke ill of no man, spoke only the truth, challenged by new job situations that had me looking back at my words and pondering #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 7 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A4: we’re a family who does lots of little things, but this year it was really neat to see the Gremlins initiate ideas to #payitforward. #oklaed
  • WendyPratt234 Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    Wendy Pratt, CIO, @AlphaPlusEdu Sorry I'm l8. A1 Just survive somehow. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    #OklaEd A4: Listening to understand and contribute, not to defend any particular position. Am seeking to get involved somehow with Chesterfield County Public Schools - addressing issues important to them.
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A4b This yr focusing on family & giving Ss opportunities they may not receive otherwise...eyes always open 2 service opportunities. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A5 - #oklaed Too many to list... There was a lot of growing in 2017 and I have the feeling there will be a lot of growing in 2018
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A4: this is a hard question for me, I selfishly focused so much on my family/new daughter in 2017. I always care and am there for my students though! #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
  • ECHSHoward Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3) the best thing in 2017 was watching my favorite group of students, most of whom I have been working with for 4 years, walk across the graduation stage during a time when so much of what they were seeing on TV was so negativity pointed at them and prove it all wrong #oklaed
  • kirk_lafevers Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3) hardest thing is trying to figure out how to participate in this chat for the first time #oklaed
  • posthard Jan 7 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A4. Providing snacks for hungry students. Our MS eats lunch @ 10:15 am. And gift bags for SOTW in our Social Studies classes. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5) I grew as a father by learning to balance time between 2 kids, spouse by spending more time with my wife, coworker by being more relational, leader by getting close to finishing my masters! #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A3) I cant think of one amazing thing that stands out but the most challenging was finding out my best friend had bone cancer and wouldn’t be with us much longer. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A3: The single best professional thing was also the biggest challenge, changing roles within my school... change isn’t easy, but it’s necessary in order the grow and progress #oklaed
  • OSSBAoklahoma Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A2: 2017 was a great year for fulfilling personal resolutions and goals 1. I was blessed to be declared cured (arteriovenous malformation free) . 2. I finished my PhD 3. I lost 30 pounds and feel healthier than ever. #OklaEd
  • shawnhime - Moderator Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A2: 2017 was a great year for fulfilling personal resolutions and goals 1. I was blessed to be declared cured (arteriovenous malformation free) . 2. I finished my PhD 3. I lost 30 pounds and feel healthier than ever. #OklaEd
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5) I grew as a first time parent for sure and I feel like I grew as a leader as well. #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    As a teacher, I tried a lot of new things. I made building relationships a priority & I love my kids & our classroom community. I continue to try to be creative even when others don’t agree. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A4: Looking at everyone's responses, I feel so... #oklaed YOU ROCK!
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5: I grew a lot as an educator but I need to do better at being a better friend. Work/life balance is hard for teachers! Shout out all my friends who understand my crazy work schedule during non-summer months #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5 I've become more relaxed in my classroom with my Ss and it has been amazing. They seem less stressed and I know I am. I am trying to look at more big picture things in my school, rather than the day-to-day stuff #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    #oklaed A4: I want my Ss to think about how to help people, so I have to set the example. While my Ss wrote sonnets, I wrote one for Ts & passed them out to the Ts in my building. This year, I want to start a Books in Action Club where Ss read books & complete a service project.
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A4: Link Crew which mentors freshmen is my favorite personal and professional volunteering opportunity. I get to do it with my bff @rachterry1006 and it’s a game changer at our school. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5: Eesh, getting deep. Last year felt like an uphill battle a lot of the time, NEVERTHELESS I PERSISTED #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5: I have been able to make deeper connections with some of my students (not all!). I also made a rule to not grade at home until my daughter was in bed. #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    But personally, I’d like 2018 to be the year I find work/life balance so I can grow as a spouse and friend.. #prayforme #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    Lots of growing as a leader - also constantly looking for ways to challenge myself and my thoughts on teaching. #oklaed
  • TinaKpat Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A4: Assisted teachers outside of my district on my own time. I would like to start a helpful youtube channel for educators wanting to improve instruction and classroom management. #Oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A4: Went from stepdad to dad for my two boys. Doing the work of understanding the implications of this shift. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A4: I’m not sure I can answer that, ask my family, co-workers, friends... I’m not a person that discusses the things I do, I simply do #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5 #oklaed I probably grew more as a parent than in any other way in 2017. Mainly, I always try to let my children see that they leave me in awe.
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A4: Spent a lot of time in the concession stand during b-ball games. 2018: will spend more time with church youth group this year. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5 oh gosh...it was a year of growth on nearly every level. I’d at least say that I have a better understanding of and appreciation for the complexity of public education, at least at the building and district levels. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5) I grow daily to become a better person. This past year I have tried to listen more to others and find solutions to problems with the help of others. I strive to be a better educator, husband, father, brother, and overall person who is slow to anger. #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5: learning how to be a Mom has made me realize so much in my other roles in life. Working on more patience and less worrying! #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5 - I grew by learning when to say no so that I could be the best mom, wife, and teacher I could be. I grew by beginning grad school to achieve some bigger professional goals. I'm proud of me this last year and even prouder of what is in store for 2018! #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5: I grew as a teacher candidate by working with those who are better than me, those who I stand in front of, those who I call friends, and those you need help but are not willing to admit it, myself included. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5 - Hopefully I became a better Dad, a better Husband, a better friend, and a better educator. I try to grow in those areas daily and will continue to this year. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5 280 characters isn't nearly enough to describe all of the personal and professional growth I experienced last year. Lots of great mentors and Ss. I expect that curve to only increase this year... #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5 I was able to figure out my mission this year. Not only did I realize that I'm teaching kids, not a subject (my subject is just a tool I use to help them grow), but I realized that I am here to amplify student voices and choices. #oklaed #rethinkela
  • saul02_terry Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5 staying focused on our vision, staying Positive & worrying way less about things I can't control. #Oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5: Two areas of focus have been and will continue to be (1) practicing humility and gratitude (2) Be present in conversations. Worked on it in 2017 but plenty of room for growth. #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5: Really was intentional in modeling for my daughters how one can be both kind and a BAB at life. #oklaed
  • wallmover Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5- As a parent, two of my kids are at my school this year. This had led to great humbling personally and professionally as my relations with students take on an added depth since they are also my kid's friends. It matters so much, and now I see how much more it matters #Oklaed
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A4: My word for 2018 is empower. I want to empower my kids to speak and write and share online in a way that will change the world. #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A4: We set a school hospitality goal and it’s been so fun to cheer our stakeholders! Continue celebrating Ts and SS! #oklaed. #OklaEd
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5: I am being really stretched as an educator in my new role at K20 and I have grown tremendously already, with much more ground to cover. I’ve also vowed to have more undistracted time with my family and I have made strides there. Not perfect, but making progress! #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • gabshere Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5: as a leader, took on the challenge of taking a struggling school & getting them back on track in a short amount of time... still have a long way to go but am so proud of the staff.#oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5: I grew, that’s for sure! I became more mindful in setting priorities and putting my family HIGH on the list, I gained patience in caring for my 91 year old grandma, and I grew my PLN with LOTS of inspirational/amazing connections! #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Q4:#oklaed #pdbearchat I’ll list the ones my class was involved in- adopted a Texas class hit by hurricane, adopted a gorilla in Africa, partnered with Children’s Craniofacial Association to “adopt” 3 kids with disabilities for the school year, &did project for WaterforSudan ❤️
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A4: I provide an ear to all who needs one. I’m going to try and be a better listener to all of those folks who feel they have no one to talk to. Many times, they are my students. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A5 To continue growing, I'm taking grad classes at OU in the Spring and Summer, and plan to earn my Master's degree. Perhaps even a doctorate. My goal is to try to find ways to reach student writers. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A5: Realizing that I've still got a long way to go and grow! #oklaed #grasshopper
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A5- Started taking coaching classes for growth this year. Have really been looking at ways to make our HS more innovative with our limited resources. Seeing if we can get out of our students way to let them achieve more. #oklaed
  • ayyolevi_ Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A5. Continued to unpack my own biases/prejudices and multiple identities. Became more culturally responsive in my classroom and challenged my school to do the same. Read and wrote more. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Woohoo!!! #boomersooner #oklaed
    In reply to @watersenglish
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    I can't like this enough. Practicing these two areas of focus will get you much farther with your students and in life. #oklaed
    • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
      A5: Two areas of focus have been and will continue to be (1) practicing humility and gratitude (2) Be present in conversations. Worked on it in 2017 but plenty of room for growth. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Q6 #oklaed I just love you all!!! Our students are so lucky to have you all!
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A5: Appreciate every minute and be thankful, because life is precious. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A5: I grow every single day in my job, something new and challenging creeps in, my family grew by 2 more members, being a MIL & Gram is exciting and challenging too 😃 #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #oklaed
  • SaraKB11 Jan 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A5: As a leader I transitioned from the classroom to an admin in the same school I taught in. I gave up coaching track but soon found I loved being an administrator. Personal--I completed my first marathon. #oklaed
  • jerryvendorokc1 Jan 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6 #oklaed - Not everything is going to go as planned, but it will be okay...
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A4) I lead/managed a group of 29K Oklahomans to advocate for teachers & public ed. I will be doing this same thing in 2018. I refuse to give up until things are better for kiddos & educators! #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    You can’t do everything perfectly. Actually, still learning that... #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6: it gets better. Not quickly, but eventually #oklaed
  • gabshere Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6: listen more and talk less #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    #OklaEd A5: As an EDUCATOR with no classroom, I spend time listening and reading teachers’ concerns. I seek to help them focus those concerns and to support them with suggestions / feedback. To be of value, I work to build my personal thinking on improving learning & use of it!
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6 Just continue my mission: Amplify student voices and choices. #oklaed
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A4)Trying to be intentional in every interaction I had with children during field experiences, observations, volunteering, & babysitting.This year I hope to partner with the Owasso Education Foundation, current teachers, and any OK lawmaker who will give me their time🤞🏼#oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    I knew it would be a short visit, but I needed to make at least a bit of time for some of my favorite Twitter folks in #oklaed. Have a great night!
  • coach57 Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Nothing is free and it is a 5 year plan for a reason #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6 #oklaed Work hard, but be home when I'm home. Family is not just first; it's everything.
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A5: The importance of listening in each those roles. Big deal for me in ‘17, will be in ‘18 too. Sometimes that’s all people need....is someone to listen. #oklaed
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6- In my coaching training I learned I need to be a better listener and to speak and believe in positive intent. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    That what we have here in #oklaed is unique and amazing. And the more conversations I have with you, the more amazed I become.
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    #oklaed #pdbearchat A5: grew as an educator by doing more PD, more service learning projects and more STEM, also by letting the kids take more control/ownership of our lessons
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6: Not everyone sees things the way I do, not everyone enjoys my enthusiasm for new ideas, not everyone is on the same page, but life goes on and so do I #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6) That our kids depend on us, and that makes our jobs worth it regardless of outside forces! #oklaed
  • SaraKB11 Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6--Everything will always be ok. You cannot please everyone. Work will be there tomorrow. #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    #oklaed A5: I am a person who thinks of ideas, but never puts a lot of those ideas into action. As I am getting closer to 50, I want to get out of the shadows and lead the change.
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6: Education is a process, not a product. Students should have the opportunity to produce their best work and not compromise the integrity of their work due to a deadline. #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6: I need to have as much patience during school situations as I do at home with my 8 month old! #easiersaidthandone #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6: That sometimes you can’t be all things to all people at all times and you just have to let go of it sometimes and just let it be. It all works out and you learn much more in the process. #oklaed
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A5: I grew as an educator by learning from amazing educators. I started teaching a new subject last school year and my colleagues prepared me and picked me up so many times when I messed up! #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6: I learned that preparation is super important and one little hospital stay can be mitigated by having your laptop handy! Oh yeah, but it started with learning to take better care of myself in the first place. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    And one of the best ways to do that, I've learned, is to partner with other people! #oklaed
    In reply to @lsmellott
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6: Be humble, stay calm, and go above and beyond #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6 we are our own advocates. We must give ourselves a voice instead of relying on anyone to speak for us #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6 uncertainty isn’t inherently bad. Just because you don’t understand something now doesn’t mean there’s not an important reason for it. You’ll figure it out when you’re ready to understand it. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6 I learned patience. You can't always fix everything in a moment, no matter how badly you want it. Like others have said, this is a process. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6) I learned that I do not have all the answers and that I need to rely on others to assist on issues that depend on their performance if we are to affect students in a positive way and respect our educating staff at the same time. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    #OklaEd A6: Servant Leadership is more valuable than ANY management and ANY other form of Leadership!!!
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6 - Biggest thing I've learned that I will carry with me is to continue to give Ss a blank slate every single day - they need a save environment to make mistakes as people too, not just academically. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A5) I finally learned how to unplug from advocacy when needed to focus on aspects of my life which has made me a better parent and has done wonders for my sanity. #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6: I learned that its okay to walk away and let anger/frustrations/resentments go. Still have plenty to grow in this area but when I practice this, life is so much better. #oklaed.
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6: As much as moments, people, and situations seem to hinder, my students still need to be my focus and... #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6 - That my class is not about me and what is the easiest teaching method or style for me, but it is about my students. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    This... #OklaEd
    • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
      A6 #oklaed Work hard, but be home when I'm home. Family is not just first; it's everything.
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6: #oklaed #pdbearchat in 2017 I learned to relax a little and enjoy the kids more!
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6: 2 things: we all have a voice, & as educators we need each other...our best resource as educators is each other. #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    This is good. I need to print this and hang it.....from my glasses....so I remember. #oklaed
    • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
      A6 - Biggest thing I've learned that I will carry with me is to continue to give Ss a blank slate every single day - they need a save environment to make mistakes as people too, not just academically. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Great advice! Thank you. #oklaed
    • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
      A6: That sometimes you can’t be all things to all people at all times and you just have to let go of it sometimes and just let it be. It all works out and you learn much more in the process. #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A5: As a parent, I learned that you have to be willing to change the rules with traumatized kids; As a friend, I learned to not overcommit... still have room to grow; As an educator, I learned how to ask better questions! #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Q7 #oklaed Seriously, this chat is going so great bc of each of you!
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    So important to remember! Every day starts new and fresh! Same thing with our colleagues and co-workers! #oklaed
    In reply to @ShariGateley
  • mrsmcreading Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A6) If you can't do anything at all about it, don't complain. If you can take even the smallest action to make something better, do it. The kids are watching. #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A6) Sometimes things are out of my control, keep calm and make the best of it. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7 - Education funding in Oklahoma. #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A5: Having a 14 year old daughter has taught me just how much of a pain in the rear I must have been to my folks. Through her I’ve learned that sometimes it’s better to not say anything than to open my big mouth. 14 yr old girls are viscous things..#oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    @KimberBlodgett Digging deep with this #REFLECTION chat! Wow! #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A5: I feel like I’ve become a better listener as a leader. And in ‘18 I hope to be an improved friend, partner, educator, coworker, leader and parent! #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    one? #SideEye #oklaed
  • wallmover Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A6 #Oklaed The new blood is good. Trust them with more opportunities and use their fresh energy to push yourself to keep growing. Thier mistakes are my learning opportunities as well.
  • TinaKpat Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A6: Twitter is a great professional resource. I love learning from it but won't spend as much time on it this year. Family first! #Oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7: Ha ha - Is anyone going to say anything other than increased funding?? #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    Every students gets breakfast and lunch at school. Every day. Nourishment will do wonders. #Oklaed
  • DrBody4Life Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A6: I learned feedback for teachers must be timely, just like it is for students, otherwise you miss the window of greatest impact. #OklaEd
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7 We would get rid of all standardized testing, start funding social services, and focus on helping each child understand how they are unique and how they can make a positive impact in their lives, the lives of their families, and their communities. #oklaed
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7- Make #oklaed teachers the highest paid in the nation!!!
  • posthard Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A6. Change happens, one way or another. #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A6: Tell your own story!! #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7 - That education would become equitable for ALL children!! That regardless of where they come from, they would have what they need to be successful. No more school to prison pipeline. #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    #oklaed A6: I suggested to @watersenglish to start the #rethinkela Thursday night chats, and I helped her with the first podcast. I also teamed up with @DewinterAmber on an adventure that I hope someday will work for our Ss.
  • ayyolevi_ Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A6. As educators, we need to be more civically engaged. Choose solidarity over charity. Make decisions about kids with kids. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    I know right?! #oklaed 😂
    In reply to @bridgestyler, @KimberBlodgett
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7: Honestly, I just want more resources for my kids. Not even me, just the kids. They need better teachers, better supplies, safe places, food, less curriculum & more LEARNING, they need understanding, & fun (I can go on..) #oklaed
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A5: Oh! I thought of another one. I grew as an educator by seeing the homework my 2nd grade stepson brought home. “Wait! They start learning about author’s purpose here?! My kids should totally be able do this!” #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7: Teacher pay. This will (help) keep/gain good teachers which in turn creates wonderful classrooms! #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A6: Don’t put important things on the back burner. Get them done so you can focus on other items!!!! #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7: Provide teachers and principals the freedom and resources (including funding) to be successful. #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7) That we would be fully funded and programs wouldn’t have to fundraise to operate. #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7 funding is a nice answer, but I'm going to say value. We hear often that education is valued in our state, but the evidence of that value doesn't exist, currently. It's time to get it back #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A6 I’ve got to do what’s best for me and my family. I refuse to allow people who don’t respect me take up space in my head. #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7: Better treatment and recognition of our teachers in regards to pay, respect, their voices, and the profession as a whole. By doing this, we can keep people here in Oklahoma to enhance the lives of our students, our communities, and each other. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A6) I’ve learned that I don’t need everyone to agree with or like my methods for advocacy. I’ve now seen what gratitude and building bridges can accomplish and it’s all the reassurance I need to stick with it despite the critics. #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7: Our teachers need some real love and respect. Words and deeds. Great teachers make great students make great schools. #oklaed
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A5) I learned a lot about the kind of educator I want to be and the kind of person I want to be. I know who I am and where I’m going, but I also learned a lot about who I never want to be. Oh the joys of being 21 #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7) With my wish...When I need a sub, at the top of the list are #okleg who get to do my job for a day. #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7: I wish that education would be valued in OK in every way!!! Ss will always benefit when Ts are honored and valued for what they do! #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7 the magic education fairy is going to give me smaller classes (even if that means teaching the same number of kids, just spread out more) so I can interact more with my kids and do a better job of focusing instruction. #oklaed
  • hoffman_debbie Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7. Appropriate Funding would improve in countles ways for kids #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7 #oklaed I want our district to focus on THE WHOLE CHILD. It's not just a theme for the year. It's an approach to every situation we face in education.
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7: I wish Educators were highly valued by the general public... we in the educational system value each other but that isn’t enough #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7) I would change the mistrust that educators receive so that all educators feel the respect they deserve for the services they perform. This would affect my students by having more public support in communities and the home for my students. #oklaed
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7: Teacher pay and funding in general. Can I list all the ways it will help? #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:41 PM EST
    #OklaEd A7: I would eliminate all grading. It would eliminate any emphasis on right / wrong and put emphasis on Effective Learning and use of the same to address meaning situations.
  • OSSBAoklahoma Jan 7 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7: #OklaEd and #OkLeg leaders would make decisions based on what’s best for children.
  • shawnhime - Moderator Jan 7 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7: #OklaEd and #OkLeg leaders would make decisions based on what’s best for children.
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7 A society that puts Students First...changes everything! #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jan 7 @ 9:41 PM EST
    Sorry, #oklaed but I have to exit early. Have a great week everyone!
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7: also, we need WHOLE lotta this (and no NOT from students..) #oklaed
  • dawnbrockman Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Taking 200 @oascok members to serve at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank in December truly opened my eyes to the NEED (175000 served per week) and how tenuous its survival would be should donations stop. I want to share that with so many more people. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A7: Funding for more and higher-quality resources for my students. I want my students to have an experience that prepares them to absolutely rock it in college and the workforce. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A7: End corporate education reform. #nocharters #novouchers #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A7: Funding that’s not 10yrs old. #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    #oklaed A7: My one wish is to redesign high school to fit the career paths of all Ss. What I learned in high school 30 years ago just doesn't fit today's Ss.
  • jasonbengs Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A7 All students raised in an environment promotes learning (healthy, safe & experiential) #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A7 I want the general public to value me and my profession. #oklaed
  • WendyPratt234 Jan 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A7 I would wish for a $5000 ATB pay raise for all teachers, which I really think would make a big difference for most students. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A7) Increase teacher pay and per pupil funding to the regional average. This would be a game changer in #oklaed Teachers are the most important tool we have in the classroom. We have to recruit and retain!!
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A6: You can learn a lot about justice and fairness if you take the time to listen to a child. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A7: This is purely selfish so I apologize... DON"T CLICK ON LINKS ASKING FOR PASSWORDS OR PERSONAL INFO! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    Currently reading is not really impacting classroom skills...#Oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A7: #oklaed #pdbearchat Respect. With respect comes trust (less standardized testing), pay that is deserving of the job, and adequate resources.
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A8 - Roller girl by Victoria Jamieson --- All about determination and perseverance #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    Dang it! It gets me every time - I’m a sucker for a foreign prince when needs a US bank account number... #oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A7: To remove all barriers and stressors associated with identifying student outcomes. Then, students can be mentored to develop true life skills that will help them in their current reality as a young adult, AND their future endeavors as an adult. One size fits one. #oklaed
  • TinaKpat Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    Q7: For #Okleg to make education a priority! Need I say more? #Oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A7: I’d fund education in this state with the monies it truly needs for the majority of its students to thrive. Maybe by having certain educational items that our schools can’t afford currently, we could reach those who slip through the cracks. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A8 Why School? By Mike Rose. I’m planning to start a fan club... 😉 #oklaed
  • SaraKB11 Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A7: Less emphasis on testing!!! Let teachers get back to basics and enjoy teaching without being judged by test scores. Students may actually get to just live and learn. Make mistakes and make adjustments instead of just focusing on their test results. Pay raise. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    Say what?!? Sorry... I'm not English teacher it has to be my response. lol #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A7: For REAL: Educators or Non-Educators who make decisions for our students to have #Integrity when making decisions. #oklaed
  • OB1_Knabe Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A7: Respect for educators—in word and in deed. #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A8: I actually read for pleasure over break 🙌🏼 but I listen to a LOT of ed podcasts & I did read Hacking Engagement from the @hackmylearning series. Good stuff. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A8 - The Innovator's Mindset. Am currently reading it but it is already changing some things for me. #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A8: Just finished a fun novel "The Force." Its crime fiction and was for fun but the main character's hubris as a public servant (cop) was insightful. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8 The Hate U Give by @angiecthomas made me remember that we often don't see the humanity behind the news stories. I want my kids to see this. #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A6: I learned that in any situation, I can chose to have a positive attitude and find joy in the moment. #oklaed
  • DrBody4Life Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A7: is like to change the stigma and mentality associated with alternative education. Less transaction, more transformation. #OklaEd
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8: ‘Start with Why’ by Simon Sinek. It made me dig deep and find my own reasons for why I’m driven in this industry. I know why I want to do great things and that makes all the difference! #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8: Would love to buy and read “The Wild Card” but life and money are in the way at the moment! #betterlucknextmonth #2teacherhouse #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8 Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain 😍#oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    Also, I love question 8. Gotta stock up on summer reading 😎 #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8) I find that I read more Tweets and articles that impact what I do than books. I just do not have the time to sit and read right now but I will in the near future and then I will find something. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8 - Currently reading Ta-neishi Coates "We Were 8 Years in Power" -not a book about teaching, but serves as another reminder I'm doing my students a disservice if they don't read books by people who look like them #oklaed
  • wallmover Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A7 #oklaed Autonomy for teachers to innovate for their students, includes: freedom from financial strain, freedom from perceptions of incompetence, freedom from artificial curriculum requirements, freedom from unnecessary & uninformative testing, freedom from poor leadership.
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8 This had nothing to do with education, but it had several points I can apply. #oklaed
  • bushey_brent Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8: Gonna cheat and highlight Revisionist History podcast. Fun and really challenges my thinking on multiple levels. #oklaed.
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8: A book I loved and is a must read Teaching in K-12 Schools : A Reflective Action Approach. #masters #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8) Loved the format of #empower by Spencer/Juliani. But most recently read #yalit Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by @Dusti_Bowling about teen w/no arms and another w/Tourettes. That def changed how I view Ss w/dis. #oklaed
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A7: I would make every #oklaed teacher feel appreciated and valued. Put respect back into the profession. Make teacher candidates excited about entering the profession despite the current circumstances. Enthusiastic teachers make for enthusiastic students. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8: https://t.co/gDB8ceBPS5 Todd Whitaker #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    Same here. Spent a lot of time reading academic articles and tweets, plus writing my own book, that I didn't read as much as I wanted. #oklaed
    In reply to @jlreed2011
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8: Disrupting Thinking was great, but so was Visible Thinking in Action - both great options! #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8: I have re-read "Terence, This is Stupid Stuff" by A.E. Housman. When people ask me why all of this "English" stuff is important, I explain this poem to them and how it connects to their lives. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8) great book for boy moms to read. :) #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • saul02_terry Jan 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8 Teacher As Servant by Robert Greenleaf. 2nd time in my career to read. Classic! #Oklaed
  • ayyolevi_ Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A7. All educators and leaders participate in critical discourse about diversity, equity and inclusion. Makes teaching more relevant for kids we are serving. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    So hate I missed so much of tonight. I got caught up watching the Golden Globes! #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
  • SaraKB11 Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A8: Currently reading Lead like a Pirate. Amazing so far!!! #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    #oklaed A8: Likes vs Legacy by @mikesmithlive. This book fits perfectly with the senior project, and my seniors will read this book and put what they learn into action. I want them to make a difference and not worry about how popular they are on social media.
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9 - Each would have students. Each would have me. But my room is now better set up to maximize collaboration and peer based learning, not centered around me, #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A8: The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9 The first classroom photo would look like a normal classroom with tables in groups. The 2nd one would look more like Starbucks with flexible seating options and students comfortably engaging in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. #oklaed #rethinkela
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A8: Leaders Eat Last - @simonsinek #oklaed
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A8: Art of Coaching..Such a good book by @artofcoaching1. A must read for teacher coaches! #oklaed
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A8: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ❤️❤️❤️ changed me deeply when read with The New Jim Crow it’s power personified. To understand the systematic oppression regarding mass incarceration especially in OK which has the largest pop of incarcerated women is necessary. #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    First photo: fun stuff & couches. Second photo: more fun stuff & more couches. 😎 #OklaEd
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A8: Reading Leaders Eat Last currently. Need to read more in ‘18. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Love that book!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology, @simonsinek
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A8: I have been working on it all year. It is Self-Regulation in the classroom by Richard Cash #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    #OklaEd A8: The book “Full Steam Ahead” together with the social media posts of many in my PLC - most especially @JonasEllison , @DavidGeurin , @BlueCerealEduc , @davidburkus , @Leadershipfreak , @JesseLynStoner , @mssackstein , @gcouros , @katiemartinedu , AND ...
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A9 - #oklaed - I think because growth has been the theme for 2017 and looks to be the theme for 2018... it would probably be the same picture of the ant pushing the boulder up the hill
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A9: 2017 photo would show students in a little more structured, traditional environment 2018 photo would show organized chaos as I have implemented full-blown PBL! #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A8- I’m hoping for some sort of job change this year so hopefully my classroom would be better prepped for younger kids! I also continue to grow my classroom library (thanks scholastic) and I plan to integrate more flexible seating! #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A9 #oklaed Hopefully we would see more students finding their voice, more schools with inclusive climates, and more teachers determined to stick around for much, much longer.
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A9: You’d see students smiling and having fun in both pics. You would see more students in my class in the 2018 pic. I have 53 kiddos in my Concert Choir and I love them all!!! #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Jan 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A8: The Coaching Habit, Lead Like a Pirate, and How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge. #LeadLAP #oklaed
  • hoffman_debbie Jan 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A8. Kids Deserve It. Nesloney/Welcome #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    Starbucks classrooms! Starbucks classroom! (Insert picture of protest sign here) #oklaed
    • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
      A9 The first classroom photo would look like a normal classroom with tables in groups. The 2nd one would look more like Starbucks with flexible seating options and students comfortably engaging in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. #oklaed #rethinkela
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A8 Reading for pleasure right now. (One thing I promised myself I’d do in 2017). 😉 #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A8: #oklaed #pdbearchat - Innovator’s Mindset, and looking forward to WildCard by Hope and Wade King!
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    #oklaed don’t feel bad if you don’t have time to be reading. Life is hard. I have 2 foster babies so right now all I can read is the novel I read daily to my 4ths.. no shame! No judgment!
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    congrats on book work. I did that too. When will it be published and what is it about? #oklaed
    In reply to @watersenglish, @jlreed2011
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A8 I did a lot of reading for pleasure as well over the break. Will be referring to this chat for ideas as I re-jumpstart my professional reading in the new year. #oklaed
  • OB1_Knabe Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9: Last year, it was my own single-subject classroom. This year, it’s my office plus all of the MS/HS classrooms. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9 2017--Complete Flex Seating 2018--Combination (some kiddos prefer an assigned space) #OklaEd
  • bridgestyler Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    I don’t know, but here’s a picture of some delicious coffee I made and my family drinking some as well! 🤷🏽‍♂️ #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9: I'm also trying to get some flexible seating happening :) #oklaed Come on @okcthunder I know you want to fund this :)
    • ShariGateley Jan 3 @ 7:19 PM EST
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  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9: I’ll do gifs instead #2017 #oklaed
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A7: I would give all districts the resources to find new ways to organize school. Do all kids of the same age have to be in the same grade? Does ELA and history and world language have to be taught in separate classrooms at different times? #oklaed
  • TinaKpat Jan 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A8: Lifelong Kindergarten by Mitchel Resnick #Oklaed https://t.co/3BauTUr0QO
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A9: No classroom, but office... looks much to same, my one word posters and reminders changed from impeccable to Still, strategic plan posters up now will post progress notes on them #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A9: The static objects in my room would be the same (unless my Donors Choose project is funded soon!), but my students should be moving and talking more in 2018 - more engaged. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A9 #oklaed In more ways than I have room to explain...
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
    Q10 #oklaed I'm so glad I did this!!!
  • SaraKB11 Jan 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A9: Teacher led 2017, student led in 2018! Flexible seating and turn and talk. #oklaed
  • posthard Jan 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A8. A few years old but find myself going back to it often. Very smart man!#oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    Isn’t that so funny how we work to get more empowerment to our students and sometimes they just like it plain. #oklaed
    In reply to @room20awesome
  • Bhayes72 Jan 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A8: This is bad to say but, I don’t sit and read books. I’m a hardcore console gamer from way back. My dad was probably right when he told me I’d need to go through some sort of rehab to quit playing them. #oklaed
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A9- 2017 photo would be me listening to staff during first year at Purcell. 2018 would be more action. #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A9: Both pics should be full of laughter, education should be fun. It’s ok to do something different. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10 - #oklaed People care about you. The more we communicate with each other the better we understand each other
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10: I don’t care what you know, I care what you DO. #oklaed
  • SaraKB11 Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A 10: It is ok to make a mistake as long as you learn from it. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A9: 2017 - rows of desks, 2018 - rows of beautiful growing vegetables. #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10: They are SMART enough and I love each and everyone of them! #oklaed
  • made_shields Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A8) The Passionate Teacher by Robert L. Fried. It was catered more towards high school teachers, but definitely a good read for any teacher at any level. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10 - I have taught my students how to begin to think critically about information. I have learned how to be ok with chaos in my classroom. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    The book is called Growing Invisible Voices, and it's about finding hidden writers in your classes. The book includes my support as an OWP TC, along with eligibility to submit your students' writing into our contest. You can read more here: https://t.co/U7ngB6C4dZ #oklaed
    In reply to @thnorfar, @jlreed2011
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    Thank you for asking! #oklaed
    In reply to @thnorfar, @jlreed2011
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    #OklaEd A9: For 2017, it would be the storage box for all student smart phones; for 2018, it would be students using smart phone to address situations meaningful to them and the planet - with those students using their smart phones inappropriately storing theirs until see value!
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • WendyPratt234 Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    Oops. I gotta quit doing this on my phone. ...https://t.co/JhbUAkV5T2 I think it has gr8 potential for progress in 2018. #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10 - That i love them, that I will fight for them, they are valued, and that my room is a safe place. #oklaed
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10: I have taught my students empathy and problem-solving. So proud of that! I've learned that it's time to step it up and show students they can achieve even more! #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A9: My classroom in 2018 would show students moving and doing and actively engaging. Rows in 2017, collaborative groups in 2018. #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10 I always teach my Ss to be confident in themselves, trust and respect each other. #oklaed
  • AubreeNoelle2 Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    Unfortunately, come April I have to shove a test at them that says “psych, we really just care what you freakin know...” 👎🏼 #fail #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10: taught: how to shake hands and make eye contact (practicing tomorrow) during morning meeting. Learned: Community in the classroom is more important than basically w everything else #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10: My students learned that I am willing to work with them when they have cause - but that I'm essentially their boss and will act like it if they don't hold up their end of the bargain. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A9 2017-No configuration to the classroom for about a week and then student chosen 2018-Still student choice but different arrangement of students #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A9: #oklaed #pdbearchat Same: both would have busy, messy kids talking and interacting! Different in 2018- hopefully bigger and messier interactions 👍
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Q9 #oklaed You gals and guys are bringing on the tears with your heartfelt answers. Feeling so inspired!!
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    #oklaed @kimberblodgett as always you are awesome goodnight
  • jlreed2011 Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10) I hope I have taught that I care and that there is always a solution to the problem. I learned to trust my staff. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10 I hope I've taught them that I care about what matters to them, whether it's related their academics or not. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • jackson5th6th Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10: actions speak louder than words, we are working on this constantly! #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10 They are stronger and more capable than they thought...and they are more reflective and honest than I expected! #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Yes!!! It was a reminder to meet the needs of all Ss and be flexible myself. #oklaed
    In reply to @thnorfar
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A10: No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. I have learned that Dead Poets Society is an awesome movie! #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Jan 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A10 with the help of several others taught 40 1-6 graders in our Wednesday night group the joy of giving to others when they packed and shipped over 100 Christmas shoeboxes #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    #oklaed A9: I want to do a picture for when I started teaching in 1991 & then what it would be now. In the past, it would be like a traditional classroom with rows of desks & students who just sit and be quiet. Now, I have tables, discussions, Ss get up and move, and creativity.
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A10 I hope I have taught my students that they are valuable and worth listening to and being respected. I also hope that I have learned how to be the one that listens to them and respects them. I want to teach others how to do the same. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10: Don’t know if I taught as much as modeled. I care about them is what I did last and hope to continue to do #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Q11 #oklaed I hate to see this chat end. It makes me so sad. Can I have one more hour? LOL ;-)
  • jefferson_first Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Such a wonderful chat; I was in and out with trying to get kiddos down but thanks @KimberBlodgett! #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    What book did you publish? #oklaed
    In reply to @thnorfar, @jlreed2011
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10: As a mom, I’ve taught my kiddos to be independent & learn skills like doing laundry & cooking. I hope to continue to teach students to be kind, generous and hard-working. #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10: Consistency and Integrity. I do this through being firm but fair with everyone. And in all that I do and say, I consistently act with dignity and compassion. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10: I’ve tried to let kids know that’s it’s ok to make a mistake as long as you learn from it. And I’ve learned the same thing....it’s ok to fail, get up and try again. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A9) I don’t have a classroom but I would sure like to see this before and after take place! #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    I haven’t published it yet. It is coming out in August. It is called Modeling Mathematics PBL. #oklaed
    In reply to @watersenglish, @jlreed2011
  • JessRob Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A10: To think for themselves. It also doesn’t matter if you just understand your POV. Also the danger of letting someone else tell your story. I learn everyday: Empathy. Love. Forgiveness. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A10) That mistakes are okay, as long as you keep trying. #OklaEd
  • BlackApple4edu Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A11: My goal is to teach Zumba to our local boys and girls club to connect with students I don't see everyday. Got my Zumba certification and learning my routines! #zumba #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Since I was late, I wish it was another hour too. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • dawnbrockman Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Q5 worked on patience and grace last year (as part of stretching myself)—continuing goal. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A11 #oklaed To come up with a chat topic for 1/21/18.
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
      Q11 #oklaed I hate to see this chat end. It makes me so sad. Can I have one more hour? LOL ;-)
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Or maybe and All About Cha classroom... #oklaed
    In reply to @AubreeNoelle2
  • jmidkiff Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A11- So far so good!! I actually made a list this year!! #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
      Q11 #oklaed I hate to see this chat end. It makes me so sad. Can I have one more hour? LOL ;-)
  • lauren_pena16 Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A9: The 2nd picture wouldn’t have giant piles of papers on my desk! 😂 #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A10: I did not and do not teach Stomp, but I am learning a lot. I am simply in the room. @dchsCOA #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10: I hope that I have taught that everyday should be an exciting learning adventure for both Ts & Ss, I have learned that having positive relationships w\Ts is just as important as relationships w\Ss #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10: Dad moment - They are on their own after graduation. Mom and I are using your college money for our retirement trips. #oklaed
  • chong2087 Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A11: My goal is to read and write more (OAS 8: Independent Reading and Writing) #oklaed
  • MrGragg Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A11 - I have more goals than resolutions. I want to get the fellowship I am applying for to pay for grad school, get into my top choice for grad school, become Google certified, be in training for a half marathon, revamp my website/blog #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
      Q11 #oklaed I hate to see this chat end. It makes me so sad. Can I have one more hour? LOL ;-)
  • andredaughty Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    @KimberBlodgett and #oklaed... a great way to start off the new year! Great chat tonight!
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10: I teach them that they have value and are worthy of respect (while giving them respect). I have learned that they need my respect, and empathy, and mentoring and role-modeling -- from me and all of us -- at least as much as they need the content. #OklaEd
  • watersenglish Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    I wish you could have written that 30 years ago when I was taking math classes! #oklaed
    In reply to @thnorfar, @jlreed2011
  • ShariGateley Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A11- Not a big resolution person, I believe reflection must be constant to be an effective educator...I want to always be better than I was the day before! #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10 It's okay to make mistakes, that's how we learn...I love you know matter what!! #OklaEd
  • SaraKB11 Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A11: Yes, run streak! One Word STILL! Be more intentional! Get up early and quit running around like a chicken with my head cut off!!! #oklaed
  • MsShelton5th Jan 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10: #oklaed #pdbearchat : #CHOOSEKIND !!! It’s been threaded into every lesson, novel, service learning project, and conversation! What I learned: they get it, they can do it, and it makes them happy and proud!
  • mcappsparks Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A11 so far, so good. The biggest resolution is talk less, smile more, listen more. #oklaed
  • okeducation Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    I am proud to announce that I will be moderating the #oklaed awards in two weeks during the chat. Tweet category suggestions to me and tune in to nominate your favorites!
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    Q11: No resolutions here, just try to be better today than I️ was yesterday. #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A10) I taught by example that when you've found something you love, you'll show up and give it your best even on your worst days. I learned that our brand new principal loves to say Yes and that has made for an awesome place to work. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A11 Large-scale resolutions are meant to be broken. My resolution is always to get a little bit better, every day... #OklaEd
  • MrsHime Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A11: This is my 4th year to have a #oneword focus, no resolution... my #oneword is STILL #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    #oklaed A11: One idea I want for this year is for @elonmusk to create a classroom like the Holodeck from Star Trek, The Next Generation. It would be so cool to show a scene from a piece of literature & have Ss interact with it. @DewinterAmber
  • kasnelson Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A11: No resolutions. My #oneword218 is persevere. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A11: My goal is to finish National Board Certification! #oklaed Wish me luck!
  • MaestraBarron Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A11: Have my daughters and my Ss see me graduate with my masters! #goals #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A11: Simplify my goals and do them better rather than trying to hit more. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    #OklaEd A10: Not in classroom ... BUT if I were, I’d facilitate students’ development of skills of lifelong learning as well as subsequent formal learning - at least Effective Learning, problem solving, communicating, and working in groups!! SO IMPORTANT!!!!