Every so often, I like to take a moment to share a few of my favorite tweets from the last few months and a brief explanation as to why.
These pair of tweets caused me to write one of my most popular posts found here. It also sparked this post by a colleague, Anne Beck, who addresses the importance of embracing the "why guy" in the classroom. All of this because @plugusin, @L_Hilt, @Stumpteacher, and @johntspencer had a great conversation. It's time we begin embracing our valuable, critical colleagues and/or students.
Take a look at Paula Naugle's blog post and how her students became the "experts" who educated other classrooms around the country. We now have experts at our fingertips.
Failing also builds resilience. It's important that we teach our students not to dwell on their failures, and instead, acknowledge the situation, learn from their mistakes, and then adapt and move forward. As the Japanese proverb states, "Fall down seven times, get up eight."
Thanks Becky for tweeting out your experience at NAESP12. I had the privilege of hearing Rafe Esquith speak about 7 or 8 years ago and the way he introduced Kohlberg's stages of moral development to his students resonated with me. Level 6 thinking is when an individual acts because it is right, and not because it is instrumental, expected, legal, or previously agreed upon. Take a look.
We have all watched the following movie clip from The Shawshank Redemption. Rafe Esquith uses this scene to demonstrate level 6 thinking.
If you enjoyed this post, you might want to read earlier posts highlighting my favorite tweets here and here.