Twitter chatting for the sake of students

What an amazing feeling it was to be part of #GlobalEd tonight as part of the larger Ed Camp Global’s 24 or so hours of education based Twitter Chats.

One of tonight’s chats, led by Heather Singmaster, saw educators from around the world discussing how they approach Global Education in their classroom practice.  In nearly every post, students were at the forefront of each tweet.  Students first

The energy from the #GlobalEd chat led me to attempt my first Google Hangout conversation led by Chris Aviles and Sarah Thomas.  Their questions and passion for education resonated in their voices and made me realize yet another crucial aspect of supporting student voice: EDUCATORS need to feel comfortable using their voice in a variety of mediums in order to support students finding their own.

I hesitate to say that this revelation is a EUREKA moment but oddly, it is.  It connects to my last post of recognizing who we are as individuals and finding our own voices so that others can find their own.

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