Monday, July 18, 2011

#SchoolDidAGoodThing - Follow Up

I've been meaning to write this post for a couple of days, but life can get crazy sometimes. While I was running around, I did have time to check out the #SchoolDidAGoodThing tag and I was moved by what I saw.

When I wrote my first post suggesting that we start sharing the positive stories, I figured a few of my friends would share a story and that would be the end of it. I have seen tweets that have used the tag from people from all over the world! There have been tweets that have put me on the verge of tears as people shared things about their lives and the impact schools have had on them. I want to share some that I found.

This is just a small cross-section of what has appeared on #SchoolDidAGoodThing. I think what really strikes me is that so many people have been impacted in so many different ways. School can be what we make of it for ourselves, but as educators, we can be the people that make school what it should be for students who might not even know what they need.

Even though the number of tweets using this tag have dropped since the first couple of days, I want to remind people that the hash tag is not going anywhere. I hope more people will use the tag during the school year and I encourage all of you to use this tag to share the good moments that happen in school every day. I plan to revisit the tag often and will continue to share great stories of how #SchoolDidAGoodThing. Will you join me?

 - @TheNerdyTeacher


  1. I had no idea you were the one who started that. Very cool. I love what you are doing with your growing influence.

  2. I'm using Twitter in my fall freshman comp course and I've been trying to come up with a "first tweet" assignment that will show them what Twitter is all about and the power it has. Now, I know exactly what I'm going to do--have them contribute to #SchoolDidAGoodThing! Thanks for starting this wonderful tag!


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