If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week 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. Only 5% of praise statements from teacher to student are behavior specific. Move from “good job, way to go, keep it up,” to specific statements that help children to know the expectation and repeat it again. (By @walker8208)


  1. “Voucher programs often start small – such as targeting students with disabilities or families with lower incomes…Eventually, students using vouchers are those who have never enrolled in a public school…” (By @pastors4OKkids)


  1. When you allow the obstinate teacher to get away with not complying, you are making everyone who does comply a stooge. This quickly becomes a morale problem of your own making. (By @LYSNation)


  1. You repeat what you ignore. Watch for patterns. (By @Leadershipfreak)


  1. I’ve noticed a trend in our society: people enjoying the benefits of civilization, but reacting with wall-eyed rage when anyone suggests we all must pay a tiny marginal cost in order to keep that civilization functioning. It’s regrettable. When did we all get so selfish? (By @S_RiddellTX92)


  1. As a Catholic, I don’t want state funds going to religious or private schools. And if they do, the same expectations we have of our public schools should apply, including open records, public oversight, standardized testing and they must take any student assigned to them. (By @LouSchoolBeat)


  1. Campus leaders, keep your eye on what really matters. You can survive low a district unit test score. You won’t survive poor STAAR results. (By @LYSNation)


  1. With teachers that feel helpless, you aren’t going to be successful by being a bigger bully, they are already beat down. Instead you have to be a church leader and get them to believe. (By @LYSNation)


  1. The most powerful RETENTION strategy is CLOSING YOUR LESSON. If you want students to retain what they’ve learned, ALWAYS BE CLOSING!!!! (By @traci_tousant)


  1. Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference. –Lou Holtz (By @SportsMotto)


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