Top Tweets From the Week of April 28, 2013

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  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 April 28, 2013.

1. Leadership doesn’t start with how to improve others, it starts with how you improve yourself.  Model what you seek. (By @gcouros)

2. Sometimes all we need is a word of encouragement! Serve and support… Lead by playing, don’t be a spectator! (By @hjgrubbs)

3. You learn. You stop. You go on to something else. But your brain processes the learning for 4-6 hours afterward. (By @anniemurphypaul)

4. Just visited a class where the students–not the teacher–were summarizing their learning for the day. (By @TroyMooney)

5. More writing in every subject in every grade is the solution to our writing woes. When students write, they think. (By @STAARtest)

6. Historical advances that were going to be “the ruin of education.” 1815: paper 1907: ink 1950: ballpoint pen 1988: computer Today: cell phone? (By @PrincipalFHS)

7. Do teachers who don’t use technology secretly hope their children and grandchildren will be in classrooms with NO technology? (By @tra_hall)

8. Dear Pearson, Please let me know which workbooks will include passages that will appear on next year’s STAAR so I can buy them for my school. (By @johnkuhntx)

9. The secret to making sure students don’t act like school year is over is to make sure teachers don’t act like school year is over. (By @ToddWhitaker)

10. School property taxes are 25% lower now than when Chap 313 was created.  How low do they have to go before tax breaks are not needed? (By @dlavine)

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/Fundamental5
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “Look at Me: A Cautionary School Leadership Tale” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/lookatmebook 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Plans (Fundamental 5 Lesson Plan Tool); PW Lite (Basic PowerWalks Tool); PW Pro (Mid-level PowerWalks Tool) 
  • Upcoming Presentations: Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Conference (Multiple Presentations) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook
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