In response to the Top LYS Tweets post from 8/14/11, a reader tweeted: LYS Nation, I loved the blog post idea about having kids bring in their own technology to use! SC Response Thanks! I can’t think of a more relevant and engaging classroom practice that any teacher can begin to implement now, other than the Fundamental 5. In fact, the Fundamental 5 sets up the classroom to better integrate the use of bootleg technology. A number of you in the LYS Nation are now using your own bootleg technology devices to follow Twitter. If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us. To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of August 28, 2011, as tabulated by the accountants at Price Waterhouse. 1. Some teachers go to happy hour on Friday afternoon. At Seguin ES, they get together to frame lessons for next week. Awesome! 2. Why would a Central Office have a staff ice cream social during school operation hours? 3. Ice cream socials certainly set the example for others: free days and parties. (By seaboltm) 4. Fourth grade teacher, Amy Henderson, just filmed a testimonial on what the Fundamental 5 has done for her students. She is my favorite LYS teacher for this week! 5. Don’t be overwhelmed or overconfident… have a plan and execute it for “discrete, measurable chunks”… (By tlongannecker) 6. If you are going to show up late and unprepared, at least have a good attitude. 7. Teaching to the test is not necessarily bad. I want my lawyer, doctor, CPA and pilot taught to the test. 8. It is better to teach the right thing poorly, than the wrong thing well. Learning Chaucer doesn’t help me if the test covers Twain. 9. One of our high schools drove over 600 miles round trip to play pre-season football…budget cuts? What budget cuts? (By mustang_mama) 10. Congratulations to LYS’ers Leslie and Tony Thomas on the wedding of their daughter, Whitney! Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on! Follow Sean Cain and LYS on the LYS Booth at the TASA/TASB Fall Conference