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I saw a great tweet from a principal talking about the 10 signs you might not be ready for twitter yet.  I decided to make a list of the….

10 Signs That You Might
Be Ready to Learn Using Twitter!twitter

  1. You’ve heard enough from a trusted colleague to give Twitter a try.
  2. You could use some more personal or professional support.  You are willing to make and learn from new friends.
  3. You have not perfected your craft.  Every kid still has lots of room to learn everyday.  You know you still have room for improvement.
  4. You have at least one good idea you could share with someone else.
  5. You are interested in having your voice be a part of a larger conversation about education.
  6. You are willing to collaborate with teachers around the world because your immediate colleagues haven’t cornered the market on how to teach well.
  7. You know that if something can be a game-changer for kids, time can be found.  A career can be built by trying to be a little better today than yesterday.
  8. You are willing to expend the energy and courage it takes to change your mind about something.  You are willing to have your long held professional beliefs challenged.
  9. You want to see if it’s true that amazing professional learning can be free, convenient, and totally self-directed.
  10. You are so passionate about education and kids, you are will to potentially get addicted to amazing professional learning. (warning: this could happen).

Author: Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson Fife School District Assistant Superintendent:Teaching-Learning-Innovation 36 years as an educator. 16 years teacher 3 years assistant principal 12 years principal 5 years Assistant Superintendent BA, Washington State University MAEd, Washington State University Previous member of AWSP Legislative Committee Previous member of UW Tacoma PEAB, Administrative Certification Established and maintained Fife’s first website for 7 years Present work includes establishing the first Teaching/Learning/Innovation department in the Fife School District. Examples of responsibilities include: teacher/administrator professional development, assessment, TPEP, curriculum/materials review, 24 credit requirement, technology levy leadership, teacher/administrator bargaining. Initiatives underway in Fife, as a result of new TLI Department: AVID, OER, Curriculum and Materials reviews, Student Perception Pilot with CSTP, Google Expedition Cofounder of Educational Internet Communications, LLC. Marketed and sold one of the first online grade checking programs in the US. Consulted with Seattle Educational Internet Company for 2 years. jnelson@fifeschools.com twitter.com/jeffnelsonTLI

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