Our bootleg technology conversation is dramatically different (if it exists at all) without the presence of Steve Jobs. With bootleg technology have a tool that is beyond the realm of imagination for prior generations of educators. We just have to figure out how to use it. 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 October 2, 2011, as tabulated by the accountants at Price Waterhouse. 1. In just two weeks, Cottonwood Elementary has increased the practice of Lesson Framing by over 30 percentage points. 2. When formative campus data is shared with the board, it immediately becomes summative to the staff. Regardless of board intent or action. 3. If you want to solve the problem of too many coaches going to too many events – make the athletic department pay for the substitute teacher. Even for PE. 4. Great Elementary Lesson Frame: We will discover how heating and cooling change things / I will tell my buddy one observation I made about change 5. At a bizarro central office meeting right now. Central office staff and principals are actually talking about instruction. 6. If the district technology department focused on increasing access for users instead of reducing the problems created by users, they would be more useful and have more job security. 7. Confused about Lesson Framing? Get “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction,” now available on Kindle. 8. If you try to fix every deficit of every student, you fix nothing for anyone. Prioritize interventions. 9. Shared ordeal is great for building trust and morale. Never waste a good crisis. 10-A. Ms. Roark was 5 for 5 on the Fundamental 5! Oh, and she was teaching seven, high school aged, emotionally disturbed students. 10-B. Mr. Berry was 4 for 5 on the Fundamental 5 today. Would be incredible instruction in a regular classroom. Simply over the top in a special education classroom. 10-C. Mr. Muzzy was 4 for 5 with the Fundamental 5, with eleven special education students in his class. Great job! Think. Work. Achieve. 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 Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/4ydqd4t Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation Attend the LYS presentations at the Texas School Improvement Conference on 10/26/11 and 10/27/11 Confirmed 2012 Presentations: NASSP Conference; NASB Conference