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Nigerian Teachers not using Twitter are Missing

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Twitter for Teachers….yes tweech me too!


Three truths.

Truth is many Nigerian teachers speak of training as though it must always come at a cost.

The other truth is most Nigerian teachers speak of  professional development as though it must be done by the schools we work for and not ourselves.

Third truth is many Nigerian teachers think conducting training sessions are the exclusive reserve of a special set of educators (who by the way are people just like you); as though those are the only kinds of people who can share their expertise.

What then is the use of all the ‘spectacular’ work you do in your classroom? If you do them.

All lies.

I continue to ‘tweech’ myself over the years on Twitter such that I can conveniently write a book from it.

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Why you should be on Twitter.

Over the years, I discovered and have had a tremendous amount of continuous professional development experiences via Twitter.

Regularly, I participate in different educational chats with educators around the world.

I follow hashtags relevant to my areas of interest including #edchat, #edtech, #blendlearning, #mathed, #edtechchat, and #inclusiveeducation, #specialeducation, #greeneducation, etc.

Create your unique hashtag that speaks to your work or passion in education and search.

You have so much learning to enjoy freely on Twitter. No training can be greater than connecting with the best practices from amazing educators around the globe yourself.

Yes, you’ll get trained….it is very important BUT the ones you seek and earn by self go a long way in transforming your dynamics.

Take half an hour to go exploring. Trust me, you’ll not only be hooked, but cooked!?

Study this flyer below.

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Aha! Any more excuses?

Getting started.

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Of course, you should follow every Nigerian teacher on Twitter. It is my honest opinion that any Nigerian teacher ‘actively’ on Twitter is special…you could prove me wrong. My Twitter handle is @learningcraftNG

More importantly do this. Follow these amazing educators on Twitter. Got this from

ANGELA MAIERS

Angela Maiers on Twitter

2. VICKI DAVIS

VICKI DAVIS ON TWITTER

3. Dr. NELLIE DEUTSCH

Dr. Nellie Deutsch on Twitter

4. DAN BROWN

dan

5. SHELLY SANCHEZ TERRELL

Shelly S. Terrell

6. RICHARD BYRNE

Richard Byrne on Twitter

7. BEN BACHE

Ben Bache on Twitter

8.  ERIC SHENINGER

Eric Sheninger on Twitter

9.  KEVIN JARRETT

Kevin Jarrett on Twitter

10. PATRICK LARKIN

Patrick Larkin on Twitter

11. SHANNON MILLER

shannon miller on twitter

12. TOM BARRETT
Tom Barrett on Twitter

 Got this from http://www.wiziq.com/teachblog/12-educators-on-twitter-teachers-should-follow/ (Read this post. Amazing article and the website is full of great material)

Some Nigerian teachers using Twitter actively amongst many others are:

Indianavon Patience – @dangaru34

Teacher Lola – @teacherlola

Ayoade Enitan – @educhildes

Adelola Edema – @adelolaonautism

Moyo – @thelifematics

Temitope Ogunniyi – @emeraldedgeedu

…….and we still have not engaged as we should. Please add those you know to the list. Criteria – they must be active Twitter users.

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What are you waiting for? I challenge you to open a Twitter account. Follow all those listed here including me. We will be hosting our first Nigerian Teachers Twitter Hangout where we will be using our own unique hashtags to discuss what it means to be a Nigerian Teacher.
Please come up with hastags we can use e.g #TeachingInNigeria #TweechNigeria #IteachInNigeria.
We would create the theme for it that would structure our thoughts. Your suggestions are welcome. We should begin by teaching how to engage on Twitter and how best to explore its benefits for teaching.
The world is waiting to hear us.
Welcome to Twitterverse!

2 thoughts on “Nigerian Teachers not using Twitter are Missing

  1. Ann

    you’re too much!! Best post this month.. my twitter has been kinda inactive because…Instagram!! And i dont know too many teachers there too.. Now, i do!! Thanks

  2. Temitope Ogunniyi

    Wow! Thank you for this piece, Rhoda.

    I was reading and listing teachers to follow and then I see my name………trust me I was blushing.

    It’s so true that we have no excuse whatsoever not to invest in self and professional development, especially when it costs next to nothing.

    Keep on encouraging us.

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