Monday, January 19, 2015

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. - Alabama's Twitter Chat

There are many inspirational and important quotes spoken or written by Martin Luther King, Jr. Tonight's twitter chat (Alabama Education Chat) will focus on seven and how they relate to educators. We hope that you will join us tonight from 9-10pm CST as we celebrate MLK day and his inspiring words.

Everyone is welcome to join us Monday nights 9-10pmCST for #ALedchat. We value the insights, perspectives, and experiences of those in our PLN.

Here are the quotes and questions for tonight's chat to get you thinking in advance:

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Does your school embrace this? Give examples.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.” How does your school/system encourage acceptance of others?

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a constant attitude.” How does forgiveness play a role in what you do? 

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michaelangelo painted…” Give examples of how kids learn to do their best no matter what the task is.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” How does your school answer this question? 

“The time is always right to do what is right.” Do you think students find it hard to follow this? How do we help them understand this quote?

“…if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Give examples of how kids can learn persistence.

Bring your experience and passion to #ALedchat tonight, 9-10pmCST.

Please click the time converter link above to convert 9pmCST to your time zone. 

TIP: If you have never done a twitter chat before, you may find it helpful to go to tweetdeck and enter the hashtag #ALedchat. Sign in with your twitter account. The website will "filter out" all of the other tweets except for the ones with the hashtag #ALedchat and put them into one column.  (P.S. The hashtags are NOT case-sensitive.)

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for this chat tonight! Powerful questions!