Reflective Teaching Day 7- Inspiration

Day 7 – @TeachThough 30 day reflective teaching blog challenge 

Who was or is your most inspirational colleague, and why?

Well it isn’t a colleague it is a community! Twitter influences me the most. I could not pick a single person out from my #PLN because there are so many people that influence me every day from the twitter community. From #michED peeps to #COLchat participants to My own #MSchat crew.

First the incredible #michED community, that started as a twitter chat but is growing to so much more. We are working together to connect Michigan Educators spreading the AWESOME that is going on in our classroom. This group inspires daily!

Second the #COLchat community focused on creating an incredible culture of learning in our schools. Passionate about make students gain a growth mindset in our schools. The weekly chat inspires. Their “chat to action” conference this summer was one of the most powerful PDs I have ever attended. 

Finally the #MSchat community that I moderate on Thursdays 8-9 pm ET. A diverse group of educators from all over the county that are proud to be educators in the middle. All focused on helping each other be the best middle school teachers possible. Can’t wait to see many of them at the Annual AMLE conference in Nashville this November. 

Twitter has changed my teaching career. If you have participated in any of these communities you have had a major influence on my teaching life. THANK YOU for being an inspiration! Your ideas, energy and knowledge inspire. I see all you do, and try to do more for my students.