“Too often we have people who say we need to do something and we need to start doing something but yet they aren’t doing what they are telling others to do.”

-Justin Tarte in a recent blog post about how Twitter can help teachers

This line really connects with The Expiration Date Effect, huh?

2 thoughts on “Twitter for Educators

  1. Yes, it’s definitely connected to the conversation. A further concern isn’t so much that “they” aren’t doing it themselves, but that they don’t have to deal with the specific constraints that the consultee (Did I just coin a term?) must work around/through. For example, I can talk all day about the importance of and methods for teaching critical and creative thinking, but my job and salary aren’t dependent upon how my students score on a low-level standardized test. It’s easy for me to say or imply “forget the test and do it this way.” And yet, if I do a huge percentage of teachers will (rightfully) roll their eyes.

    1. Great point, Philip. High stakes accountability has split us all into “doers” and “talkers”, huh? It’s amazing how divisive that kind of split can be. And the impact that it has on professional development initiatives.

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