Friday, June 18, 2010

Follow Friday

It's Friday again, the time on Twitter when tweeps give a shout out to their favorite folks. I always feel a bit odd with the whole process, like the kid at school who can't decide which group to sit with at lunch. I worry that I will leave someone out, forget one of my new favorite conversationalists or resource-sharing gurus of education.
This week, I've decided to forgo the 140 characters and write an ABC's list of the valuable people of my PLN. I still have probably overlooked some wonderful friends, so I apologize in advance!

A is for Aviva or @grade1 as she is known on Twitter.  A wonderful teacher, supporter, sharer of information.
B is for  @bhsprincipal , an administrator who remembers what it's like to be a teacher and keeps kids first
C is for @creativecoley , new to Twitter and blogging, my former intern who will undoubtedly have much to share
D is for Deven or @spedteacher  whose honest, candid blog posts always inspire
E is for @EducationCEO whose honest reflection and conversation challenge me to work harder for equity
F is for @fiteach ,Jamie, an invaluable reflective member of our PLN who shares so much, takes time to share insightful blog comments
G is for George, or @gcouros,a principal and wonderful blogger who shares his learning and thoughts daily!
H is for my hilarious friend from the South, @amandacdykes full of great stories and resources to share
I is for @iteachgrade2 who shares a continuous supply of great resources for the classroom
J is for my brother Johnny @JohnJPatitucci an amazing bass player and great guy!
K is for @koolkat222 who always makes me smile and shares her classroom wisdom generously
L is for @larryferlazzo whose amazing blog is always enlightening and thought provoking
M is for Marjie @MarjieKnudsen who writes about how to help kids grow and flourish
N is for @NMHS_principal , another inspiring administrator doing awesome things for kids
O is for one of my faves who inspired me by setting up an edu conf. @jasontbedell
P is for Pam @Pammoran  an inspiring superintendent in Virginia whose blog reflects her genuine commitment to kids
Q is for the endless question answer man @cybraryman1 whose pages are a resource for thousands of followers
R is for @Readingcountess whose passion for reading and teaching is contagious
S is for the amazing @ShellTerrell who supports, shares, educates, inspires all in our PLN
T is for @teachingwthsoul who always shares her edu wisdom and experience
U is for the understanding, supportive @saskateach  another great teacher to tweet with!
V is for Vicky, @Vickyloras a genuine passionate educator 
W is for Will or @peoplegogy whose passion for education is unmistakable
X is for the extra hard work from @readtoday committed to helping kids develop literacy
Y is for Young, Wendy @Kidlutions who writes awesome material to help us understand kids
Z is for one of  "Z" most prolific providers of free tech resources @rmbyrne

Thanks a million to all who share and learn with me on Twitter. Who do you think is a must follow? Please share!


  1. What an honour! It's a little like having your favourite teacher share your assignment with your classmates as an example of good work! Thank you!

  2. Wow! I love the post! Thanks for including me in it. A is for Awesome, and you're definitely that!

  3. What an amazing post! I'm honored that you included me.

    This is another terrific example of your wonderful creativity!

  4. Joan,

    Thanks so much for including me in this most awesome list! I cannot wait to follow all of these MUST know people! This list is like having the answer-key to the big questions in life!

    You're the best!


  5. Thank you for including me in your list. Once again your creativity and grace inspire me. I am so glad to be part of your PLN.

    Jennifer aka Saskateach

  6. Joan,

    I can never thank you enough for you support and your belief in what I am doing. Thank you to infinity.


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