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 January 4, 2015.

1. If I had to choose between taking a punch or listening to someone complain about “unmotivated” students, then I’d fill up my own ice pack. (BY @BluntEducator)

2. Young children growing up in poverty often hear 30 million fewer words than their more affluent counterparts. (By @tgrierhisd)

3. Excellence requires clarity of purpose. (By @blitzkrieg607)

4. If you evaluate a 1st year teacher the same as a 20-year veteran, you’re not embracing a system of growth and progress. (By @millerg6)

5. Despite the rhetoric, voucher programs will likely subsidize private school for those who can already afford it. (By @RYHTexas)

6. If being retained increases the risk of dropping out of school, why do so many state plans base promotion on a single test and favor it? (By @Snowmanlearning)

7. Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret. (By @CoachKWisdom)

8. Ones leadership skills are strengthened when quiet reflection is followed by effective action. (By @blitzkrieg607)

9. Texas school start date debate pits educators against tourism industry. (By @JWalshtxlawdawg)

10. Consider this: If schools started earlier in August, they would have more days to teach content before the STAAR test. Good for teachers and kids. (By @LYSNation)

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