A few weeks back Sean Gaillard and I got to talking, first on Twitter and then on Voxer. He asked if I'd be interested in guest moderating #edbeat on the topic of Teacher Leadership. I said YES to Sean. I think I may have shouted it! I appreciate Sean's positivity, kindness, and connectivity-genius. Leadership is my true passion and talking about teacher leadership is something that NEEDS TO HAPPEN.
I attended the 2016 National Summit on Teacher Leadership in Washington, DC on Feb 5-6 as part of the Kansas delegation, one of 20 state teams. The state teams talked around the big square summit table and crafted plans to increase teacher voice in both the long and short term. The National Summit on Teacher Leadership (#2016NSTL) was the tip-off of the big game. Discussions and action are necessary next steps.
Fast forward to last week. Voxer group with Sean and the brilliant Natalie Krayenvenger and Elisabeth Bostwick is formed. Ideas are flowing. "Let's do a Google Hangout." It was an epic teacher leadership conversation that lasted just shy of 2 hours. During that conversation we decided to add a blab to our chat--and it's the first #edbeat Blab. I love how it grew out of organic and spirited conversation.
Excited to be a guest moderator on #edbeat Wed 7pm Ct on a passion topic for me -- teacher leadership. Honestly my passion is leadership in general but teacher leadership, which has been underutilized, has GREAT potential to transform schools and education as a whole. Sean, Natalie, Elisabeth, and I are talking about T Leadership on Twitter and Blab Wed 7pm CT. Blab is like a Google Hangout...looks like Brady Bunch screen with 4 squares instead of 9. 🤓 Check it out Wed, my eduhero teacher friends.
Here are the questions we're talking about on #EDBEAT Wednesday night, March 9, 7pm Ct, both on Twitter and live on Blab. I invite you to join us and add your voice. Watch if you want, or join in. But be there and be a part of the teacher leadership discussion .
I will have a split screen of Blab and Twitter. You can always listen to the Blab in the background and participate actively in the Twitter Chat.
I tip my hat to everyone involved in education. Let's collide tomorrow night over teacher leadership.