Why should teachers be connected and, specifically, why Twitter?

This was the question that I tweeted out last week. My aim was to gather a few quotes for my upcoming workshop. I’ll be facilitating a session at the next Hong Kong/Taiwan PYP Network gathering (one of my aims for this academic year). The workshop will explore the benefits of being connected for teachers and students (not just on Twitter). This is something that I write about often and talk about even more! You might be interested in these previous posts on the same topic:

The power of a Professional Learning Network (collaboration with Kriti Nigam)

Are you a connected educator?

Twitter: PD at your fingertips

To be honest, my recommendation to get connected is sprinkled throughout this entire blog. I seem to mention it all the time, so much so that I’m running out of new ways to say it. Thankfully, I have a wonderful PLN, jam-packed with educators who feel just as strongly as I do.

At the time of writing, this request for help has 105 retweets and 110 replies. Already, this speaks volumes about how helpful and collaborative the teachers on Twitter are. The responses are fantastic and I thank everyone who replied. To give you a flavour, I have displayed a sample of replies below (click ‘Load more Tweets’ to extend the list). Alternatively, you can see the entire thread by clicking here. If you would like to contribute, feel free to keep the discussion going. Your input is hugely appreciated.

If this inspires you to join Twitter, follow me (@AdamHillEDU) and let me know if you need any help. For Hong Kong teachers, look out for my workshop details coming soon.

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