Last week, the 3rd Annual Fundamental 5 Summit was held in Austin, Texas. Over 300 educators from across the country attended and participated.  Here are some more of the highlights of from the Summit, as reported on Twitter.

Planning practices need to focus on the “How,” not the “What.” (By @ptpeabody)

The closing gives teachers the most bang for the buck when checking for student understanding. (By @celiadrews)

If there is more teacher talking than student talking in class – purposeful talk needs to be addressed. (By @ptpeabody)

The ABCs of education…”Always Be Closing.” (By @cheadhorn)

Kids will give us sloppy work if we accept sloppy planning work from teachers. (By @CabidaCain)

Brad Weston: Don’t look for reasons to discount the data. Look for ways to use the data to get better. (By @LYSNation)

Brad Weston: You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable. (By @LYSNation)

Brad Weston: Teachers need to care and try. CARE about what they do and TRY to get better. (By @TraciTousant)

Harry Miller: If no one’s following you, you’re just on a walk! (By @TraciTousant)

WE are in charge of creating the future. (By @leslmeek)

“The Lesson Frame is magic” – Jayne Ellspermann, National Principal of the Year. (By @PrincipalFHS)

National Principal of the year, Jayne Ellspermann, limits sending school wide email to only 1 per week! (By @tra_hall)

Jayne Ellspermann = A-MAZ-ING! We live in a world that we have shaped. Let’s change that shape! (By @leslmeek)

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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  • Upcoming Presentations: American Association of School Administrators Conference; National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference (Multiple Presentations) 
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