Every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm CST, I participate in a discussion on Twitter with fellow business teachers from all over the country. We follow a Q1/A1 format and tag every tweet with #busedu. Most of us use Tweet Deck to follow and add to the conversation. Our archived chats are available here:

“The best professional development I receive takes place every other Tuesday on Twitter.”

What follows are 5 reasons, in no particular order, why I participate in Twitter discussions:


  1. my professional learning network (PLN) grows to include amazing teachers
  2. I learn of initiatives and programs that haven’t reached my school yet
  3. a single Twitter discussion tends to offer way more value than a typical Professional Development Session
  4. participating in Twitter discussions is an actionable step towards achieving a growth mindset
  5. my “cyber colleagues” share curricular resources that positively impact my instruction and student learning

What are you waiting for? Find a Twitter discussion of your own today!


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