On Monday evenings at 8:30 a group of professional teachers launch into Twitter conversations on a variety of topics. #gfedchat is filled with people eager to learn and share about teaching techniques and ideas.
Check out #gfedchat Monday nights. This past week we were joined by Don Wettrick, author of Pure Genius, who was a speaker at the North Dakota Technology Conference. Need an endorcement for joining an edchat? Here's what Don Wettrick has to say about them: "Twitter is the best professional learning environment for teachers!"
Why is it the best learning environment? Because of the variety of input received on the topic of the night. It doesn't fail that I come away with some new something to try in my classroom. Either an area of weakness I can improve upon, new curricular ideas, classroom management tips or a myriad of other sparks I can implement the next day in my classroom.
Check out an edchat in your district or state. Or join ours on Monday night. #gfedchat is one of the reasons I try new things in my classroom. I get great ideas from them or from things stated. Mondays no longer hold the stigma of being the first day of the week for me. Instead it's a time for me to gather with other professionals and share ideas. It's a time for me to be challenged professionally. It's a time when I'm definitely Twitter-fied. See you Monday night. I hope you become Twitter-fied, too.