Thanks to Mr Kemp, this week I have reason to blow my own trumpet ! He included me in his list of top 50 MUST FOLLOW educators from Asia!
Last night I shared my ‘achievement’ with a colleague. She inquired, “What did you do to make the list?” When I think about it, I’m not really sure! Although, I am proud to say this year I have seized the opportunity to grow my PLN and share often on twitter, yet so do so many other teachers! So, why me? Surely there are other more worthy educators in the twittersphere, out there?!
I now feel the need to blow the trumpets of the other inspiring educators I believe deserve recognition. The folk I have in mind are way too humble to share their greatness with the world!
Here’s a few of my colleagues that are on ‘MY LIST’ of AWESOME EDUCATORS I feel other teachers will also learned from.
- @apmango is an experienced and very dedicated Early years teacher who sets up thoughtful provocations for play in her learning space for 3-4 year olds. Amy is passionate about nature and finds creative ways to use natural materials. If you join Facebook Group: The Reggio Emilia Approach, you may find her sharing tidbits of wisdom there!
- @mmatias is my wonderful, calm and patient Edtech coach. She is passionate about learning ways to innovate with technology. She is the one who gives me the confidence to feel empowered with tech, to take on new challenges in my teaching and learning. She gently nudges me out of my comfort zone, and supports me to push myself into my ‘stretch’ zone. (For example, she encouraged my ‘Becoming a Networked Educator’ presentation at the recent Vietnam Tech conference.)
- @mjslaughter My buddy Mindy, has like-minded, innovative ‘rebel’ PYP WSL mindset. Her Grade 4 class and my Kindergarten class are buddies and our kids regularly learn so much from each other. I feel the urge to share this: The Hundred Languages- A Maker’s Mindset
- @ang_meikle Is the best PYP coordinator ever! So professional, so knowledgeable, yet so good at being humble! With such a positive attitude, so full of gratitude.
I know there are many excellent teachers who say they are too busy to spend time on social media. Or some are content to stay ‘lurking’ yet do not realize just how awesome and inspiring they really are. ‘Tis a real shame that so many educators are yet to discover the power of a #PLN. Here’s a link to a padlet if you know anyone who wants to learn more about how to use Twitter to make global connections. Please share and/or add links to resources.
We, who have joined the #ibrebelalliance, already have the confidence to share our voices on twitter and via this blog, so I encourage you to ‘speak out’! I wonder: Who are the quiet achievers in your school? If you were to create a Top Educator ‘list’, who’s trumpet would you blow? And Why?