If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of February 14, 2016 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.

1. If improving the quality of delivered instruction were easy, then everyone would be doing it. Improving instructional practice is hard, disciplined work. (By @LYSNation)

2. The more I observe instruction, the more evident it becomes that at scale, student critical writing is purely a function of leadership. (By @LYSNation)

3. Access to books provides four times the effect size in reading as phonics instruction. – Guthrie (By @Stephharvey49)

4. I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. – Franklin D. Roosevelt (By @Leadershipfreak)

5. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. (By @CoachKWisdom)

6. Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger. – Lou Holtz (By @CoachMotto)

7. (For just the Tulsa, Ok area) Increasing our graduation rate to 90%, means an increase of: A. $34 million in annual earnings; and B. $43 million in annual gross regional product. (By @deborahgist)

8. Copying and dictation are not note taking. They are just ways to turn students into slow speed Xerox machines. (By @LYSNation)

9. “We must pay public employees a fair wage, give them benefits, and when they retire, take care of them because they took care of us.” (By @TMFtx)

10. A 5th grader thinks that it is “cool” that I wrote a book. So I have that working for me. (By @LYSNation)

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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