03 May 2015

The #TwitteratiChallenge post

I was delighted to included by the lovely Cherryl-kd in her top 5 of ‘Go to’ Educators in the #TwitteratiChallenge 

Started by by Ross (never known to nap) @TeacherToolkit – “In the spirit of social-media-educator friendships, this summer it is time to recognise your most supportive colleagues in a simple blogpost shout-out. Whatever your reason, these 5 educators should be your 5 go-to people in times of challenge and critique, or for verification and support”

There are only 3 rules.

1. You cannot knowingly include someone you work with in real life.
2. You cannot list somebody that has already been named if you are already made aware of them being listed on#TwitteratiChallenge.
3. You will need to copy and paste the title of this blogpost and (the rules and what to do) information into your own blog post.
What to do?
This what to do:
1. Within 7 days of being nominated by somebody else, you need to identify colleagues that you rely regularly go-to for support and challenge. They have now been challenged and must act and must act as participants of the #TwitteratiChallenge.
2. If you’ve been nominated, please write your own #TwitteratiChallenge blogpost within 7 days. If you do not have your own blog, try @staffrm.
5. The educator that is now (newly) nominated, has 7 days to compose their own #TwitteratiChallenge blogpost and identify who their top 5 go-to educators are.

That’s the easy bit, so my choices – in no particular order:

Heather Leatt who was just about the first person I engaged with on twitter. She is grounded, sensible and very, very knowledgable.

Amjad Ali for his upbeat commitment to sharing high quality practice. And above all for his absolute belief in the potential of all students.

Bridget Burke lovely, lovely Suffolk head teacher who never stops. Ever.

Andy Tharby for his heart-stoppingly beautiful prose about improving teaching generally and English in particular.

Jamie Pembroke for his turbo-charged analysis of what's going wrong with data. And for his thoughtful ideas about what might make it better.


Thanks maestro Ross, for a great idea.

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