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 October 6, 2013.

1. Administrators, your staff shouldn’t have to guess about your beliefs and ideals of education. What you think shouldn’t be a secret. (By @justintarte)

2. Research: What parents do at home (read to children every night) appears to matter more than what parents do to help out in school. (By @tgrierhisd)

3. Homework should count very little, if any, toward grade. Grades should represent mastery, not compliance. (By @LaurieBarron)

4. Too many educators have been led to believe that poverty trumps everything else. Rigor, high expectations, quality teachers, quality principals, etc. (By @tgrierhisd)

5. Leadership must be a part of the PLC process. They just aren’t expected to lead every meeting. P means Professionals… All of them. (By @LYSNation)

6. It’s not about the device, but rather how the teacher uses the device. The teacher is the primary 1-1 device! (By @angelalovesmath)

7. No technology can take the place of content and academic fundamentals. (By @DrJerryRBurkett)

8. We complain we don’t have money for powerful devices for student use, yet we make them power down their smart phones at the door. (By @woscholar)

9. The most powerful structural change you can make to increase graduation rates is to have your best math teacher teach Algebra 1. (By @LYSNation)

10. The Fundamental Five (Cain & Laird). Great book study for an entire district. (By @Snowmanlearning)

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: NASSP National Conference; The 21st Century High School Conference 
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