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 June 16, 2013.

1. (SBOE member) Thomas Ratliff about Texas Senator Dan Patrick on CSCOPE: “It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on his not understanding it.” (By @tra_hall)

2. As public educators we can’t put a sign out that says “No Vacancy.”  We have to educate all students. (By @lhilliowa)

3. In interviews, you should ask the candidate to list the levels of Rigor. Stop the interview if they can’t. Know your craft. (By @LYSNation)

4. Here’s a good rule of thumb: If students are not building, manipulating, talking or writing, Rigor is no higher than comprehension. (By @LYSNation)

5. Another great rule of thumb: Instructional Rigor does not mean harder. It means more complex. Anyone can do hard. Complex requires planning. (By @LYSNation)

6. Always start with the assumption that opportunities for improvement exist…seek out errors, then work to fix them. (By @brandyjbaker)

7. “Isolation is the enemy of improvement.” (By @DrJerryRBurkett)

8. The discovery that reading fiction is good for your brain is “like finding out that ice cream is healthy.” (By @anniemurphypaul)

9. Twitter is the most powerful free professional development I have ever seen. Nothing else even close. (By @ToddWhitaker) 

10. Is it just me? Or is the quality of the average rubber band much lower than it used to be? (By @LYSNation)

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