While many have been back to school for a few weeks, most of Canada has started this week. In honour of those colleagues we admire, I asked my PLN to share why they love their coworkers so much.
This is a great thread, be sure to check it’s entirety on twitter here!
Working on a new blog post. Please tag a teacher here who inspires you. What makes them stand out?!? What makes them unique?!? What makes them awesome?!?
— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) September 3, 2018
Here are a few of my favourites from the 30+ responses I received.
@mllediloreto stands out to me. She combines equal parts passion and innovation to what she does in her classroom & she sees the unique potential in each learner. She’s constantly learning to improve her classroom practices & she supports all colleagues with anything they need.
— Rob Cannone (@mr_robcannone) September 3, 2018
@innovative_inq is a massive inspiration in the field of education. She is always searching for ways to improve student learning and isn’t afraid to take risks. She is a massive advocate for student agency and autonomy. On top of that, she is also a tech guru!
— Erin (@ErinWallAref) September 3, 2018
Just one? Okay, your sister-in-law, @aliceaspinall . Wonderful teacher. Almost always in a good mood. Would do anything for her students.
While on a mat. leave applied and won a nationwide contest for the school. Instituted Pi Day at WCI.
Gets whole school jazzed about math!
— David Garlick (@garlickd13) September 3, 2018
@MmeNero and @teachertong simply because all of their choices, including their own professional learning puts students first, all the time (current ones not an assumption of who they should be). No need to be right or look good just do what works for their learners!
— Karen Fadum (@mrsfadum) September 3, 2018
@WilberforceLLC inspires me by her gentle heart, her compassion for others, her love of learning, her leadership and risk-taking creativity, and her passion for kids… the list really could go on – our school would not be the same without her
— MsField (@dianamichlynn) September 4, 2018
Amazing @KirkendallAnn teaches with passion, grace, innovation and compassion for all of her students. She has a nice balance of book, technology, presentations and performing arts.
— Jan Keenan (@janquann) September 4, 2018
@mathequalslove is very inspiring. Although I have never met her in person, I think she is awesome and her students are lucky to have her. She freely shares all of her ideas and resources! She seems very hard working and always looking for new things to try and share. #mtbos
— Deb Bulin (@DebBulin) September 3, 2018
@misslunaloves for teaching w/ so much empathy & compassion @kathylester08 for making every lesson an experience & never giving up on a kid @KaliSlusser for energy, positivity, & new ideas @icbalasek for reminding us always that everybody is somebody’s baby 2/2
— Greg Moffitt (@Greg_Moffitt) September 3, 2018
— ς๏ยгՇภєץ ๏ร๒๏гภє (@MrsOsborneKC) September 4, 2018
thank-you for all you’ve taught me and for your shared vision @glitterqn15 , you care about relationships and have reminded me that is all I need to remember going into tomorrow. You are inspiring
— Christine Vanderwal (@vanderwalc) September 3, 2018
I’d say @ifoggs. He’s still in the REAL classroom growing brains on a daily basis. Gives up every July to continue the efforts too. He always seems to be 6 months ahead of the “Next Big Thing” in education and always has a moment to talk with every teacher. Ian Fogarty #NBED
— Benjamin Kelly 🇨🇦 (@BBTNB) September 3, 2018