I am on cloud 9.
Last night, I found out that I won this award:
The best part of winning is that I found out I won while participating in their "#TeachChat" forum on Twitter. I found out in "real time". It was like being at a ceremony and hearing my name called.
Except that my family was on the couch watching Sherlock Holmes and my dog was curled up at my feet. (Which was kinda nice, too.)
Before I share with you the info about what I won, I want to take a second to share with you "#TeachChat".
Really Good Stuff has a page called "The Teachersʼ Lounge, a Really Good Stuff blog" on their website. Click here for the link.
This is a screenshot of the blog:
So, what is #TeachChat? It is Really Good Stuff's Twitter Chat (which is why I'm purposely putting that hash-tag before the word) that is held every other Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. EST. During the summer it is every week (except next week is a holiday). It's like a "chat room" for teachers. Brandi Jordan, Really Good Stuff's Managing Director of RGS's Teachers' Lounge is leader of the conversation. She would pose a question and everyone that had logged on would answer her questions. Yesterday, the questions were related to classroom management. Stephanie from 3rd Grade Thoughts and I spoke about Whole Brain Teaching (of course). That was another fun part...I saw people on there that blog. People who are my "friends". It was kinda fun to see and chat with them.
Want to hear about even more fun? After Brandi would pose a question, she would let us know which answer number she was looking for and that person would win a prize! It was like Bingo, but better!
Here is the direct link to how you can be involved in the next TeachChat. Brandi gives a very informative video at this link that tells you all about how you can join the fun. The next TeachChat will be Wednesday, July 11th. That gives you plenty of time to sign up for Twitter so you can join the fun!
So, what did I win?
First of all, I won a chance to write a column once a month for The Teachersʼ Lounge, a Really Good Stuff blog. How cool is that? I'm so excited. Be on the look-out for that coming in August.
Secondly, I won a $75 gift certificate to spend on "Really Good Stuff". And that's awesome, because everything there is "Really Good Stuff".
Off to shop, but I wanted to say:
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