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. There is some buzz building among principals to stop requiring teachers to turn in lesson plans. Lots of reasons why people think this is a good idea. Most of them seem rational and logical. They are all wrong. (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. Intentional lesson plans are CRITICAL & ESSENTIAL in making sure we plan for EVERY student EVERY day! (By @DrTTsang12)

 

  1. Lesson planning is a ‘Must.” Without planning, a teacher is either flipping a page or winging it. This is sub-optimal instruction. It is the planning that allows a teacher to move beyond habit, routines and lowest common denominator practices. (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. “On the surface of it, school choice sounds like a great idea…In reality, it’s just a scam to make private schools cheaper for rich people.” (By @pastors4OKkids)

 

  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. “Our public schools are not “charity.” Their budgets are not “munificence,” subject to the whims of corporate benefactors, but rather the hard-won legacy of public funding for all, by all.” (By @pastors4OKkids)

 

  1. “Successive years of budget cuts and budget failures meant public schools, state colleges and universities, health and mental health programs remain far short of where they should be.” (By @pastors4OKkids)

 

  1. If Florida wants a world class education system, it must pay teachers an appropriate salary. Teachers can’t focus on the classroom when they must worry about paying rent. (By @FloridaChurches)

 

  1. The most interesting things happen on the other side of your comfort zone. (By @MichaelHyatt)

 

  1. Don’t say you want “what’s best for students” unless you’re willing to put everything you do through that lens. There’s a big difference between “what’s best for students” and what’s easier or more convenient or less disruptive for us. We need to own that first. (By @willrich45)

 

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